Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Next Nostradamus

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After all the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, you will no doubt be looking for something interesting to watch on television once you plop yourself down on the couch this weekend. We have just the show for you!

Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a renowned political scientist who teaches in the Department of Politics at New York University, will be featured in a History Channel special called "Next Nostradamus".

Two men sharing startling visions of the future possess distinctly different backgrounds: Michel de Nostradamus was a French apothecary and healer in the 16th century; he would become the most famous seer in history. His 21st century counterpart is Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a renowned political scientist who teaches game theory at New York University and Stanford. While Nostradamus looked to the stars and mysticism to divine his apocalyptic revelations, Dr. Bueno de Mesquita relies on the most omnipotent tool ever designed by man to predict future events: the computer. This special explores not only the commonalities of these men's visions about World War III, famine and the coming of the Anti-Christ, but it also traces the evolution from mysticism to hard math, and determines whether science has always existed in prophecy, manifesting itself in different forms through the ages.

Sunday, November 30 9:00pm
Monday, December 01 1:00am
Saturday, December 06 5:00pm

For more information visit The History Channel website.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting program.

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  2. You may be interested in the cryptography or ciphertext decoded in the ancient works of Nostradamus. Check out the web page on the release of this work.

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