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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

# Are there real fortune tellers in the world?Do the demons know the future?Is the uture fixed?

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• D50
Lv 6
1 month ago

No doubt, every demon in existence knows the future.

• 1 month ago

No, there are no fortune tellers so far as 'I' know. There are mathematical procedures for making a "guess" that is better than normal. A very simple one that most people know about  for simple cases is a least-squares analysis. It's useful for people to remember ( especially with the coronavirus models) that the accuracy of models is strongly dependent on having good data, and also that they are better at studying the past than they are at predicting the future. One of the first things one learns in an elementary stats course is to be careful about your claims on predicting the future.

• cosmo
Lv 7
1 month ago

If any sentient being (including gods or demons) knew the future, there could be no free will.

• 1 month ago

No, there are no real fortune tellers. there are some people who can do accurate guessing based on facts. if they were able to predict the future they would have all of the money.

They would not need to sell their hoax to you.

There are no demons, ghosts, vampires...etc.

There are some evil people.

• 1 month ago

If a fortune teller can know the future, why doesn't he just predict the winning lottery numbers and play them and become a millionaire?

• 1 month ago

The last point is the only interesting one.  If Newton was right then every future motion of every particle COULD be predicted from a knowledge of the present position and momentum of every particle.  ie the future and the past is already determined.  There can be no such thing as "free will".  If quantum mechanics is correct then there is actual randomness so nothing, not even a God, could predict the future from the present.  The only way the future could be known is if they had already SEEN the future and could come back to describe it.  The future became fixed when it was the past, but isn't fixed while it remains the future.  Therefore a true fortune teller could only work on probability, not on certainty.  They could get it right a lot of the time because unwitting and foolish behaviour leads to inevitable consequences even if the people are unaware that they are merely carrying out some stupid social behaviour.  This particularly happens when you are in a society and you do what everyone else does and expects.  The consequences are absolutely clear and predictable.

• Guber
Lv 5
1 month ago

The only real real fortune tellers are the ones who use authentic Ouija boards, not tarot cards, tea leaves, or crystal balls. Avoid these phonies.

• 1 month ago

"Fortune tellers", astrologers, psychics, mediums etc. are all either fraudsters or hallucinating.

There are no demons, or ghosts, or any other "supernatural" entities, outside of mythology or fantasy and fiction stories.

The future is what you make it - or rather, your life is what you make it, based on your decisions.