October 31, 2012

Predicting the future

They Saw the Future: Oracles, Psychics, Scientists, Great Thinkers, and Pretty Good Guessers
by Kathleen Krull
illustrations by Kyrsten Brooker

The Oracles of Greece, the Sibyls in Rome, the Maya in South America, Hildegard of Bingen, Leonardo da Vinci, Nostradamus, Jules Verne, Nicholas Black Elk, H.G. Wells, Edgar Cayce, Jeane Dixon, and Marshall McLuhan - innovative thinkers all. But how did they know what they knew? Were they really psychic? In examining their individual histories, it seems that a lot of their predictions were due to scientific knowledge, creative inspiration, and close observation. 

Fascinating and intriguing. A very entertaining book.

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