Prediction Watch!

Here's where we track predictions with a date, whether psychic, religious, other supernatural, or pseudoscientific.

Quick links

Alive and kicking: Predictions that could come true!

The Dead Zone: Predictions that fizzled

Quick background

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.

Alive and kicking: Predictions that could come true!

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.

The Dead Zone: Predictions that fizzled

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?

And then...?

What other prognostications do you see out there that need to be tracked? Please leave a comment or send a message!


Don't forget the Mayan date of Dec 2012....supposedly they knew Jesus would be back before he was even born ;-)

The moon landing happened in 1969, not 1970.

As a critic to false 'truths' from religion you should get your facts by which you undermine others straight

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I was wondering what you refer to, as my "We'll never land on the moon!" entry above has the right date... but ah, I see it now. Up in the intro text, I made a reference to 1970. It's fixed now to 1969. Good call, and thank you!

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Good to see the prediction page back in action. Keep adding more! I love to see them fall flat.


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