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Are the modern-day translations of Michel de Nostradamus (1503-66), just so much crap?

Asked by JackAdams (6507points) August 26th, 2008

The book on his predictions has been in print for hundreds of years, and I have seen copies of English translations, with the following anomalies:

Hitler is mentioned as “Hister,” but only in editions after Hitler came into power. The USA Kennedy brothers are mentioned, but only in editions that came out, after JFK had been assassinated by a government conspiracy.

After every major event occurs, a new edition of his English translated quatrains suddenly appears on bookstore shelves, causing enthusiasts to quickly purchase copies, then “Oooh” and “Ahhh” at the contents, when they see that an event like “9–1-1” was “predicted,” but NOT in translations that came out before 9–1-1.

So, it’s all a bunch of “BS,” right?

August 26, 2008, 8:22 AM EDT

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Poser's avatar

I’m gonna go with yes.

But, ah, “government conspiracy”?

keso2's avatar

If you read the original literatures it’s pretty hard to determine what he’s predicting. Especially when no events that bare resemblence to the predictions have happened thus far.

bodyhead's avatar

If you make 1,000,000 predictions. One of them will probably be close to an actual event. It’s just a numbers game. A lot of people will ignore when he’s wrong (which is all the time) but they’ll get all excited when he’s right. It’s ignorant. No one can predict the future.

PupnTaco's avatar

It was crap in 1566, it’s still crap.

cwilbur's avatar

The decades are very vague and cryptic; it’s very easy to read them after the fact to indicate that he predicted something, but very difficult to actually work out what he predicted.

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