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Old 4th October 2010, 02:54 AM   #281
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Rwalsh: Nostrdsamus is nonsense. You know it is, really. But you are not the first to find him interesting and you certainly won't be the last

You have already found the only true use for his writing: it leads you to learn about things you have not come across before. May I suggest you recogmise this benefit and use it? For example, you now know for certain that Narbonne and Carcassonne exist and where they are. Carcassonne has led you to the Cathars. The history of the Cathars is really interesting and well worth spending some time on. Forget Nostradamus and read about that instead. You will learn a lot about theology and about persecution: and if you find that interesting you will be lead to other periods of history; other persecutions and wars and stuff: other heresies if that is what captures your imagination.


It doesn't much matter what you choose to study: it might be art you were led to because you stumbled on the painting of lady godiva, for example. Any and all of these can be rich fields and you don't need the woo. You can become very special just by really mastering one area of study: it is more work than being special cos of imaginary experiences, but it is a lot more solid. Or you can become a dilletante: that doesn't make you so special but it is still worth while: if you dip into different stuff that crosses your path and gain a little knowledge about a lot of stuff it enriches your life: and eventually you start to make wee connections out of the ragbag and that lets you widen your outlook beyond what you were brought up to believe.

But whatever you do recognise this: knowledge does not come easy: it does not fall into your head from the sky or from dreams: it takes effort and it is worth effort. There are generations of really smart people who went before you whatever you try to learn: it is very unlikely you are going to come up with anything really original: and the more you learn the more you realise that: and those bastards said that too But you can spend a lifetime in the pursuit and you will lose nothing.
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Old 4th October 2010, 02:57 AM   #282
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Please tell me this is your idea of a graceful exit from the forum.
We can only hope.

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Old 4th October 2010, 03:00 AM   #283
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Rwalsh, did I understand correctly that you have found the Wikipedia articles on Carcassonne and Narbonne difficult to decipher?

By "decipher" he means "twist to fit the quatrain".
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Old 4th October 2010, 03:05 AM   #284
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Originally Posted by Rwalsh View Post
But one of them is not from same father.

I state that one of them is not from same Father.
And That the younger will be the new Heir after his father.

But Nostradamus wrote there would be four of them, of which two would not be from the same father. Why do you not believe what Nostradamus wrote?
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Old 4th October 2010, 03:22 AM   #286
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I'll bet he never saw that coming.
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Old 4th October 2010, 03:31 AM   #287
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Originally Posted by Rwalsh View Post
And I tell you that though I see you only by letter and do not cultivate your acquaintance, yet when I shut my eyes I recall your physical appearance, your singular honesty, goodness, faith, probity, learning and erudition.
I call Poe's Law. Rwalsh suddenly learns how to spell and punctuate when trying to make a humorous point.
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Old 4th October 2010, 03:34 AM   #288
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Originally Posted by Akenhaten
I'll bet he never saw that coming.
I'll bet he can find a Nostrodamus quatrain which, after years of study, can be deciphered as predicting it.

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Old 4th October 2010, 03:37 AM   #289
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I call Poe's Law. Rwalsh suddenly learns how to spell and punctuate when trying to make a humorous point.
I assumed it was a quotation. I just googled it, and guess what:

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/nost...tertojean.html
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Originally Posted by Pixel42 View Post
I assumed it was a quotation. I just googled it, and guess what:

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/nost...tertojean.html


Obviously written with you in mind though.

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Old 4th October 2010, 04:21 AM   #291
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Shoe-horning and retro-fitting
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Old 4th October 2010, 04:59 AM   #293
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Originally Posted by Akhenaten View Post
Nostradafydd!
I spared you from the original medieval Welsh quatrain.I can sum up all the quatrains for you.

"Sometime,somewhere,something might happen.It is up to future generations to shoe-horn events into the garbage that I have set down.Watch out for me in your dreams.Over and out."

Wise words from the great seer Nostradafydd.

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Old 4th October 2010, 06:08 AM   #294
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There is only one thing left to say.

YOU ARE WRONG JAMES RANDI!!!!!!!
About what?
Please, elaborate.
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Old 4th October 2010, 06:36 AM   #295
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Yes but James Randi has not posted here for years, and had minimum presence when he did. This forum has nothing to do with Randi, except that it bears the name.
I think I'd say that the forum has a lot to do with Randi, but Randi doesn't have much to do with the forum.
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Agreed. The forum is hosted and paid for by the James Randi Educational Foundation, but Randi himself doesn't post here very much.
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Apology I think you owe Ririon?
Poetry.

Apology's apology accepted. No flowers or chocolate necessary. A beer or a donation to JREF will do just fine.
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Old 4th October 2010, 11:19 AM   #299
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Originally Posted by Nostradamus
Century 10, Quatrain 10
Un troll va s'aventurer
de dessous le pont ça va venir
il inspire le rire plutôt que la peur
jusqu'à la saint-glinglin
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A troll will venture out
from beneath its bridge it will come
it will inspire laughter rather than fear
until the cows come home.
As true today as the day it was written
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Originally Posted by Rwalsh View Post
There is only one thing left to say.

YOU ARE WRONG JAMES RANDI!!!!!!!
Are you standing on the back of a train, speeding off to the horizon as you shake your fist at Randi who stands, dusty and worn, but still ready for the fight, watching you receed in the distance as he chuckles softly to himself? Because that's the mental image I'm getting here.

I watch too many westerns.
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Playing with the quatrains of Nostradamus can be great fun. Take Apology's pop-culture deciphers for example. Great stuff right there. The quatrains can even inspire one to brush up on history (I had to look up Edward VIII, I thought he was a Charles.) I totally understand the interest.

What I don't understand is wrapping one's ego around it. In the 450 years since they came out, at least a gazillion people have tried their hand at breaking the code and, in their time, they all came up with the "right" answer.

Rwalsh, why are you so invested in your deciphers that you are unwilling to examine them critically? Why is maintaining your answer more important than learning something?
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... read everything that Nostradamus writes and ask him.
I am not the first to point out to you that we can't ask him, because he is dead.
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I am not the first to point out to you that we can't ask him, because he is dead.
Ah yes, but now we have mighty Nostradafydd. Hail great one ! Bearer of much truths! His first prophecy (or history or comment or drunken poetry)


"Sometime,somewhere,something might happen. It is up to future generations to shoe-horn events into the garbage that I have set down.Watch out for me in your dreams.Over and out."

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Mae'n brydgell ac mae'r brochgim stwd
Yn gimblo a gyrian yn y mhello:
Pob cólomrws yn féddabwd,
A'r hoch oma'n chwibruo.

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Old 4th October 2010, 11:53 PM   #305
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I shall not post anylonger.
Originally Posted by Rwalsh View Post
I can not, answer everyones questions but I try my best.
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There is only one thing left to say.

YOU ARE WRONG JAMES RANDI!!!!!!!
*Flounce*

Which quatrain predicted that?
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*Flounce*

Which quatrain predicted that?
All of them! If you decipher them in a particular way.
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Rwalsh has just re-appeared in the MDC subforum to declare that "There is no million dollars". So it seems there was more than one thing left to say after all.
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Please forgive a brief OT question; the OP has powerfully reminded me of a thread which I have a whim to revisit, but can not, for the life of me, actually find.

Could someone PM me (or just post here) a link to the ETcorngod thread?

Thanks in advance; a cuddle and a cookie are offered to those who can help*!



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Mae'n brydgell ac mae'r brochgim stwd
Yn gimblo a gyrian yn y mhello:
Pob cólomrws yn féddabwd,
A'r hoch oma'n chwibruo.

- Nostradafydd?
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Nostradamus predict the death of Princess Diana, The Queen, And for the Heir!

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Originally Posted by Apology View Post
Originally Posted by Nostradamus
Century 10, Quatrain 10
Un troll va s'aventurer
de dessous le pont ça va venir
il inspire le rire plutôt que la peur
jusqu'à la saint-glinglin le marteau du Darat tombe.

Predictable
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Originally Posted by Evolved Wookie View Post
Please forgive a brief OT question; the OP has powerfully reminded me of a thread which I have a whim to revisit, but can not, for the life of me, actually find.

Could someone PM me (or just post here) a link to the ETcorngod thread?

Thanks in advance; a cuddle and a cookie are offered to those who can help*!



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You're a gentleman and a scholar, sir.

...sorry...dead god...you're a gentle-dead-god and a dead-scholar-god, lord...
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Fondly, I assure you!
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I shall not post anylonger.
Six pages and finally a prediction that comes true. Nostradamus was a git, but Rwalsh obviously has the gift.
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There's a quatrain that's being puzzling me for years but I think it suddenly makes sense. With modernised spelling, it runs:

"Un nouveau débarque à la toile sans araignée
Raconte n'importe quoi et puis se sauve
Laissant derrière, dans le royaume du Chaud Vieillard
Des habitués morts de rire"


With hindsight it's all so simple.
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Originally Posted by malbui View Post
There's a quatrain that's being puzzling me for years but I think it suddenly makes sense. With modernised spelling, it runs:

"Un nouveau débarque à la toile sans araignée
Raconte n'importe quoi et puis se sauve
Laissant derrière, dans le royaume du Chaud Vieillard
Des habitués morts de rire"


With hindsight it's all so simple.
LOL! (or as the French would say) Ehn ehn ehn ehn!
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Originally Posted by Akhenaten View Post
Damn you, Pharaoh. It's been just long enough since I last ventured into that web of silliness that I've forgotten some of the finer moments, so now I must read it again.

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People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... timey wimey... stuff.
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