Quotes About Making Predictions

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Quotes About Making Predictions

Ive ceased making predictions on things because well see how they turn out.
— David Plouffe —

Science is not about making predictions or performing experiments. Science is about explaining.

— Bill Gaede

The brain is an organ that builds models and makes creative predictions, but its models and predictions can as easily be specious as valid. Our brains are always looking at patterns and making analogies. If correct correlations cannot be found, the brain is more than happy to accept false ones. Pseudoscience, bigotry, faith, and intolerance are often rooted in false analogy.

— Jeff Hawkins

A piece of paper doesn't make you a pastor any more than making predictions makes you a prophet.

— D.R. Silva

Was it - was she making a real prediction?'
Dumbledore looked mildly impressed.
'Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,' he said thoughtfully. 'Who'd have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise ...

— J.K. Rowling

There's no point in making predictions. It's not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in football. Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.

— Cristiano Ronaldo

For a long time, I have been making many predictions, far in advance, of events since come to pass, naming the particular locality. I acknowledge all to have been accomplished through divine power and inspiration.

— Nostradamus

My approach works not by making valid predictions but by allowing me to correct false ones.

— George Soros

Making predictions is like throwing a dartboard at the fixture list

— Mike Parry

Berkshireis in the business of making easy predictions If a deal looks too hard, the partners simply shelve it.

— Charlie Munger

Astrologers were greatly impressed, and misled, by what they believed to be confirming evidence-so much so that they were quite unimpressed by any unfavorable evidence. Moreover, by making their interpretations and prophecies sufficiently vague they were able to explain away anything that might have been a refutation of the theory had the theory and the prophecies been more precise. In order to escape falsification they destroyed the testability of their theory. It is a typical soothsayer's trick to predict things so vaguely that the predictions can hardly fail: that they become irrefutable.

— Karl Popper

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