Sunday, April 22, 2007

Who knows the future?

Premiership predictor at BBC News
I have to say I didn't give it a great deal of thought as I typed in a few scores... but here's how it panned out (see picture - what would yours look like...) Reality is I don't know how it will go. I can think about possibilities and permutations, I can make plans and predictions but I don't actually even know if tomorrow will happen. Scientifically speaking it ought to but just because something has happened before doesn't mean it will again.
3First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." 5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
(2 Peter 3, The Bible)
Information gets deliberately forgotten because we don't want to know it. When it comes to the future of the Premiership I kind of have a soft-spot for West Ham (for no particularly good reason) but that wont help them stay up. As a resident of Reading, I might be optimistic for them... and I'd rather Man Utd won the title this year than Chelsea... and so even without much thought I probably didn't make my predictions on 'facts' alone.

And that holds for those who predict the future on a bigger scale too... We have our agendas. An oil company isn't going to want to accept that fossil fuels cause global warming. A cigarette producer doesn't want to admit they're causing cancer. And an atheist doesn't want to pay any attention to what God is reported to have said and done in the past... We're all biased, but that's no reason for despair. Something we can't know. Some biases need to be admitted. And somethings are absolute certainties. Like Watford finishing bottom of the table...

1 comment:

  1. Delighted to see West Ham staying up, and with only 37 pts. If that's how it ends up I'll be a happy chappy.