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Regarding prophecies

Narya
The Shire

Jan 12 2013, 5:35pm


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I'm not sure that prophecies are useful in deciding hypothetical contests. It depends what they are and I think they are the results of moment of foresight. That is, they are the same as visions of what has happened, with the exception that they are a vision of what will happen.

For example, if someone with foresight says in 1960 that "only by the hand of Muhammed Ali will George Foreman fall" it is because he has seen what will happen. However even though this did ultimately happen, it doesn't necessarily mean that someone else couldn't have beat George Foreman, it just means that no one that could have beat him ever actually fought him. (In George Foreman's case none of his contempories probably could have beaten him, actually, but hopefully you see the point!)

Even the wise cannot see all ends.

Subject User Time
Huan vs Durin's Bane. . Briza Send a private message to Briza Dec 29 2012, 3:42am
    Hmmm... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 29 2012, 10:08am
        rophesies are not always right... Briza Send a private message to Briza Dec 29 2012, 10:14am
            Off the top of my head, I'm not aware of any prophecy that didn't come true DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 29 2012, 10:26am
                True, most were true. Briza Send a private message to Briza Dec 29 2012, 11:03am
                    Thought of another example last night.... Briza Send a private message to Briza Dec 29 2012, 6:10pm
                        Huan BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 29 2012, 6:20pm
                        It wasn't wrong DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 29 2012, 6:48pm
        Regarding prophecies Narya Send a private message to Narya Jan 12 2013, 5:35pm
    Hummm hummmmm Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Jan 16 2013, 3:37pm
        for arguement's sake... Nalin sternbolt Send a private message to Nalin sternbolt Jan 28 2013, 1:21am

 
 
 

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