Are there any scientific ways of predicting future events to some accuracy?

3164384193 f8895dc1bd Are there any scientific ways of predicting future events to some accuracy?

Are there any scientific ways of predicting future events to some accuracy?

Answer by Zachary T
by knowing what each large mass is doing, then you see the pool balls going around. The things have patterns, either socialogical or actual grey matter.

Answer by Infinity
If there is a consistent pattern that can be discerned, then a prediction can be made.

Answer by Zana
Well they get clues by looking at other clues.

Is peteranswers.com a reliable and a true website for predicting future?

peteranswers.com is a website which a friend of mine uses. He says that Peter can answer any question related to my family or anything. He also says that he can tell us about our future. Is it true?

Answer by Be More
Have him show it to you, and see for yourself. It’s pretty amazing.

Answer by Viken
Hahahahahahaha dude that website is a joke! You ever notice how your friend knows all the answers to the questions Peter answers? When the person types the ‘Peter, please answer the following:’ he is actually typing the answer.

Answer by noobsmoke87
joke bot

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Movie about predicting the future and capturing criminals before they commit crimes?

okay so im gonna try and be as descriptive as possible from memory… okay so whats the movie where they can predict the future of criminals and tell when they are going to commit their crimes by some machine that spits out colorful balls. and then they arrest the criminals beforehand. and one of the cops is next so he runs away and has to get his eyes replaced so the eye scanners cant register his name. and the setting is in the future. anyway thats all i can remember

Answer by dac
Minority Report with Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell

Answer by paapaa
tom cruise is the star

Answer by Me
Minority Report with Tom Cruise

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14 Responses to Are there any scientific ways of predicting future events to some accuracy?

  1. R May 14, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Minority Report. Its based on a short story by one of my favorite authors Phillip K Dick. His books are influences for many movies such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and A Scanner Darkly.

  2. Peter F May 14, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Minority Report. Great concept and movie. I saw it a while ago though so I don’t remember all of it.

  3. Loveless May 14, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    NO

  4. Ana F May 14, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    dont go to this site its scarry because when i did it at a friends it got answers right like where am i and then we looked outside the house and a scarry black van drived away so stay away its stalkers]=…

  5. Larry454 May 14, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    One of the fundamental reasons for science to exist is to provide predictions. Can I fly this aircraft without the wings falling off? Will the temperature fall to -300 deg F tomorrow? If I eat this stuff, will I be poisoned? The accuracy of the prediction is an inherent part of the science that is done to create the prediction. We use predictions to validate scientific ideas. For example, Einstein’s (updated and corrected) prediction for the gravitational bending of light during a solar eclipse was used to validate his General Theory by direct observation. Predictions are an integral part of science. Without them, science would be sort of pointless.

  6. Rich M May 14, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    Yes. To date no man has survived his first 200 years on this planet. Therefore you, I and everyone else will die – just give us another hundred or so years

  7. Dump the liberals into Jupiter May 14, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    You can predict the future of a physical system with some accuracy only when the gradients of the forces acting on its characteristic particles are small.

    For example, you can predict the motions of the bodies of the solar system quite well… except when two of them come close enough to each other that very small uncertainties in their state vectors during their approach can lead to very large errors in their predicted state vectors at a later time. In this case, predicting the future becomes impossible because the gravitational force gradient became excessively high with respect to the precision of your knowledge of their position and velocity.

    Weather prediction requires treating large air masses as if they were the characteristic particles of the atmosphere system. But since the “particleness” of those air masses is only approximate (i.e., they split, diffuse, mix, swirl around, etc.), weather prediction is reliable only for a few days ahead, at most. The actual particles of the atmosphere are molecules, and the forces between molecules have electric force gradients that prevent long range weather prediction of high accuracy.

    The prediction of the behavior of living systems has an even greater problem, since little changes (which physically might occur as random quantum states inside neurons) inside the organism can lead to any of various choices for action (“I shoot them, I shoot them not…”), and the consequent interaction of the organism with other organisms or with the environment magnify the effects of what might have been caused by the state of a single tiny electric discharge in one organism’s nervous system.

    So if you want to predict the future of a physical system, make sure that none of your characteristic particles travels into a zone in which the strength of any force changes rapidly with distance or with time.

  8. Geoff G May 14, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    Many astronomical events can be predicted with great accuracy. For example, the following is a list of events which will _really_ happen in 2012:

    Mars opposition: March 3
    Mercury eastern elongation: March 5
    Venus eastern elongation: March 25
    Saturn opposition: April 15
    Mercury western elongation: April 18
    Annular eclipse of the Sun: May 20
    Partial lunar eclipse: June 4
    Venus transit: June 6
    Mercury eastern elongation: June 30
    Venus western elongation: August 14
    Mercury western elongation: August 16
    Neptune opposition: August 24
    Uranus opposition: September 29
    Mercury eastern elongation: October 26
    Total eclipse of the Sun: Nov 13
    Jupiter opposition: December 2
    Mercury western elongation: December 12

    What scientists can’t predict are random events, such as impacts by asteroids or comets. An asteroid has to be discovered and its orbit calculated before an astronomer can say when and where it might impact a planet. Thus it wasn’t until Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered and its orbit calculated that it was possible to predict that it would impact Jupiter a year later on a specific date at a specific time.

  9. Billy Butthead May 14, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    The further away the event the less accuracy.

  10. KTDykes May 14, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Yes. Going by known past events and available literary sources (in this case a convenient calender), the evidence is sufficient to enable a confident prediction that tomorrow will be Sunday. Of course, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see whether my evidence-based prediction turns out to be correct.

  11. Urwumpe May 14, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Yes, there are, but they are always extrapolations – this means there is never perfect accuracy, the errors will grow over time. Even if you would have a perfectly accurate model behind the predictions, the measurement errors of the current reality have to be included.

    But some events don’t need much accuracy to be predicted – if the error region of a meteoroid around it is as large as Earth itself, there is no doubt that it will hit Earth, the question is just when and where.

    2012 is no scientific prediction, it is completely fictional and all 2012 claims for a doomsday, that are also contradicting among each other, are countering all that we know from 2500 years of science – they are not just lie, they are so outrageous wrong that it hurts to find anybody believing it.

  12. man May 14, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    two Galaxy’s flying towards each other ,we know they will collided in 2 billion years but they are 4 billion ly years away

  13. Sniffy May 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    Hey P Dirac, another good question. :) Of course the answer depends on what you wish to predict, but for most practical purposes the answer is no.

    On very small scales, you have quantum mechanical events, which appear to be random (i.e. when two molecules react, or when a radioactive atom decays). Currently, our best theories still say that the events are truly random. It’s possible to get the average rate or probability for how these small events happen, but this doesn’t tell us the future.

    On large scales, you have things like planetary motion, which seems at first sight to be much easier to predict. The fascinating thing here is called *chaos* – which says that even in a theory that is completely deterministic, the future state can sometimes be so sensitive to the initial state that there cannot possibly be a way to measure the initial state accurately enough to predict the future.

    There was an article in Nature a while back where the researchers simulated billions of years’ worth of planetary motion on a supercomputer — they found that by changing the initial orbit size of Mercury by one millimeter, they could get Earth to crash into Mars. :P Of course we don’t know the orbit size of Mercury to within one millimeter, so we cannot really predict long-time planetary motion either.

    Short-term chaos can be seen in weather patterns, or simply by dropping a ball on a cobbled path – where the ball bounces to is so sensitive to where you drop the ball, that you can’t really predict where it goes.

    Of course, there are certain things that science can predict – like roughly how far a cannonball can fly, or how long a star will burn before it dies. But I’m guessing that this isn’t what you mean by a “prediction of future events.”

    The abundance of quantum mechanical randomness and classical chaos is such that I believe science cannot accurately predict the future.

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