Here's where we track predictions with a date, whether psychic, religious, other supernatural, or pseudoscientific.
I'm only tracking the trackable. As an example, The Imminent Demise of Evolution: The Longest Running Falsehood in Creationism is an excellent resource compiling nearly two centuries of claims about the coming death of Darwin's theory of evolution. Most soothsayers only went as far as to say "Darwinism is dying" or "Darwinism will die", without saying when the deed would be done. But a few gazers into Creationism's crystal ball did oblige with a date. Theirs are the predictions I'll track here.
Not every prediction has a deadline; "We will never land on the moon!", for example, is open-ended. Such a prediction remains alive unless explicitly falsified, in which case the date of failure will be given (in this example, the July 20, 1969 date of the Apollo landing).
Not all of the predictions need to be completely looney, or even no-fun things like the end of the world. A guess at the discovery of ETs via SETI, within 25 years? I like the sound of that, even if the basis for the prognostication doesn't please all thinking critics. Plausible or not, it's interesting, it has a deadline, let's track it!
Here we go: A look at predictions that still might come true, and those that disappointed.
The expiration date still looms ahead for these visions of the future. Mark your calendars, ready your barbecues (or whatever one does in preparation for the Rapture), and stay tuned to this site as the silver countdown ball slowly descends.
WHAT? How could psychics, God's Biblical code crackers, and Atlantean spirits have made a mistake? Astral interference! Insufficient faith! Disturbance in the ether! Fortunately, nobody tracks these failures... right?
What other prognostications do you see out there that need to be tracked? Please leave a comment or send a message!