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The printing press was barely 33 years old when Michel de Notredame Nostradamus was born in Provence. Inthe new technology already was bringing authors to celebrity and wealth as it penetrated middle- and upper-class society.
InNostradamus began issuing his annual astrological almanacs, launching a career that would guarantee his place in history. Five years later, the first edition of his most famous work, the "Centuries," appeared. Each "Century" was a volume of prophetic verses, or quatrains, cloaked in obscure references and open to many interpretations.
So popular were his prophecies that Catherine de Medicis, the queen of France, summoned Nostradamus for a royal audience. Already a physician widely noted for his ability to treat the plague, Nostradamus thus achieved the status of medieval "superstar. Frequently embellished with interpretations or attacks intended to prove or disprove his prophetic powers, his writings have spawned an entire literature with its own year history.
Few, if any, of the commentators can claim to have been impartial. During World War II, British Intelligence distributed thousands of copies of "improved" Nostradamus quatrains throughout Europe in a "black" operation designed to suggest that Nostradamus actually had predicted the fate of Hitler.
In his eagerness to put down anyone--past or present--who does not share his materialistic viewpoint, he casually lumps Nostradamus and Paracelsus an important figure in the history of medicine together with Rasputin and Cagliostro as "charlatans of note. Randi has been making things disappear for his entire career, both as a stage magician and a professional debunker.
Unfortunately for his credibility, in digressing repeatedly into attacks on astrology he also makes important parts of the story conveniently disappear. With strong contacts throughout the media and academia, CSICOP has been in a position to manipulate coverage of experiments in the paranormal.
Believing that to disprove astrology might be to rescue consumers from surrendering "individual control of their destiny" to the occult, Randi and his colleagues took aim at the most extensive and scientific evidence available for planetary influence in human behavior, a massive statistical experiment performed by the French psychologists Michel and Francoise Gauguelin.
Presuming that it would be an easy matter to disprove the results and possibly even expose the Gauguelins as merely another couple of charlatansRandi and his colleagues participated in several major replications of the experiments, with positive results.
Faced with the horrible prospect that they had, in fact, strengthened the case for what was called "the Mars effect," they could not deny the results. But they could make them disappear.Michel Nostradamus () was a 16th century French physician and astrologer.
His modern followers see him as a prophet. His prophecies have a magical quality for those who study them: they are muddled and obscure before the predicted event, but become crystal clear after the event has occurred. By turns a biography, an overview of 16th-Century science and society, a debunker's guide to the techniques employed by false prophets, and a fresh analysis of some quatrains, the tone of the book varies wildly.
Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, was a 16th century French apothecary, aka modern-day pharmacist, who many believe predicted future world events.
Crediting much of his visions to. Nostradamus was one of the first to re-paraphrase these prophecies in French, which may explain why they are credited to him.
Modern views of plagiarism did not apply in the 16th century; authors frequently copied and paraphrased passages without acknowledgement, especially from the classics. Nostradamus’ real name is Michel de Nostradame, an astrologer and astronomer who lived in 16th century.
The details of his life aren’t clear. Even a website . Did 16th-century astrologer Nostradamus predict the September 11, , terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? According to online rumors, the French physician anticipated the attacks in his manuscript "The Prophecies."But the he-told-you-so messages, while intriguing, take some liberties with the truth and should be viewed with skepticism.