Monday, October 24, 2005

Proof that astrology is unpredictable at best

An astrologer in India predicted his own death last Thursday, and hundreds of people turned out to see it happen.

I don’t know if it was out of morbid curiosity or a desire to glimpse the supernatural that brought all of these people to witness the event, but they didn’t get what they came for. The guy lived.

The astrologer's family was quoted as saying that many of the people who gathered were praying for the astrologer, which was the reason for the 75-year-old man's survival.

There is no mention in the article of how those gathered felt when the guy didn’t croak, but I’d imagine they felt the same way you feel when you go to the zoo on a hot day and all of the animals are lying around or sleeping; it’s not a total loss, but you still really didn’t get to see anything.

The article does offer this tidbit:

Malviya's prediction is not the first of its type by an Indian astrologer. But in the past, crowds have beaten up astrologers when their predicted demise failed to occur.

I guess that's one way to make sure your prediction comes true.

1 comment:

Angeline Rose Larimer said...

He should have predicted that a large group of people were going to show up at his house and give him lots of money.