- 12 May 2021
- Fact Check
17 April 2019 - A statement can only qualify as a "prediction" if it exists prior to the event it foretells.
22 August 2019 - False predictions are often attributed to the 16th-century astrologer.
20 March 2020 - If only people recognized "predictions" before the calamitous events they supposedly anticipate.
20 March 2020 - Featured on Snopes today: A "prophetic" verse allegedly written by Nostradamus provokes skepticism online, a free lunch offer for school kids from McDonald's goes viral, and more.
19 January 2021 - Nostradamus has been credited with accurately predicting dozens of historical events.
As one Canadian student illustrated by accident, a combination of the mythos of a historical figure and abstract language can be convincing.
6 November 2008 - The purpose of articles in some publications is not always to inform readers, but to entertain or engage them.
21 September 2001 - The Nostradamus 9/11 "prediction" was created as a fabricated example to illustrate how easily an important-sounding prophecy can be crafted through the use of abstract imagery.
18 December 2000 - Vague language plus satire on the internet equals a "prediction" that might sound legitimate without further investigation.
A prophecy that a black man would inhabit the White house 'when pigs fly' ties the Obama presidency to swine flu?
24 April 2008 - The Book of Revelation does not describe the anti-Christ as someone with characteristics matching those of Barack Obama.