Wed, 16 Mar 2011 7:00p.m.
Can earthquakes be predicted? Astrological weather forecaster Ken Ring believes they can.
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22/12/2011 2:16:50 a.m.
K. V. Ramana wrote:
No, it is impossible to predict/forecast anything without scientific research. Even the scientists using all the necessary equipments & technology by new inventions, sometimes they are also not successful every time.However science is not rigid and day by day it is developing and finding new inventions every second. At this age of scientific century without any scientific outlook is nothing, but meaningless to predict earthquakes and other related issues only on the basis of some unscientific calculations.Further to say that such predictions are used to confuse and to keep the people still in dark.
12/04/2011 4:48:44 p.m.
what about the maori guy on waitangi day who said he had a dream about an earthquake in wellington. just a dream!!! why was he not accused of scare mungering?
24/03/2011 9:54:45 p.m.
looks like he was right.
24/03/2011 2:14:58 p.m.
Hello!, you just made those stats up. Metservice accuracy is around 80% http://blog.metservice.com/2010/11/verification-of-rainfall-in-city-forecasts/ Ring claims, but does not show, 85%. When others have checked it's been about the same as a guess, which is consistent with his method being a complete crock.
23/03/2011 9:49:06 p.m.
I find it funny how we twist our words from there might be to would. Its complete Chinese whispers.
The Metservices are a bunch of scientist with qualifications, their predictions. Yes predictions because the wheather is not set in stone. Their Accuracy for predictions runs at a 40-50% rate. Ken Rings accuracy rate is 60-70% and he writes books a year in advance. Ken Ring has no qualifications as we may ASSUME! we have no idea but i know as a nation we enjoy jumping to conclusions.
23/03/2011 3:04:02 p.m.
I am inclined to say that the method which ken ring is using is not full proof, but that there is definitely something there worth further investigation and testing. My perception of the method itself is that it is only partial at best, and that ken ring does not have the full picture concerning all of the elements which contribute to the occurance of large earthquakes. More research needed.. work in progress.
23/03/2011 11:23:09 a.m.
I have been aware for awhile that John Campbell has a strong predujice towards certain people. His reporting of issues holds a bias that is easy to pick up - however after watching the Ken Ring interview I see John is very negative, angry, agressive and spiteful towards people he has invited on to his show for an 'interview' when they have a view that he does not like. So much for unbiased journalism! Ken Ring remained calm and cool-headed despite being railroaded by a 'newsman' who was not going to ever let him say his piece. Do remember that Ken Ring has not sought out the media - he just responded to media asking his opinion. Ken Ring did not insist on having his name bought up nightly on the tv, but John Campbell did. So lets put the blame where it belongs. Ken has a website that people who are interested can check it out and those that dont can ignore it - so the issue of 'scaring people' belongs firmly in the lap of that petty little bully John Campbell.
21/03/2011 11:28:20 p.m.
Even the scientists openly say they cant predict earthquakes, so that means no one else can either- right? After all they are the experts, some with years of measuring cracks & poring over seismograph printouts. Bit of a bummer when a joe blogs looks in another direction & is more successful. Who cares if he doesn't use conventional science, results are what counts. A memorable quote is 'science is an organised system of ignorance' not sure who said or wrote it. Another quote slightly modified to describe that interview is 'Campbell thinks an interview is a monologue'
21/03/2011 8:39:15 p.m.
Jeff, did you actually watch the video and facts??? Come on Dude enough is enough
21/03/2011 7:48:16 p.m.
Georgia Teenner wrote:
john and for all you readers out there, Just because Ken Ring made a prediction does not mean that it will happen right there and there! He said that we will be at risk from the 19th till the 21st. It is still the 21st! Ken Ring was not trying to scare people he was trying to warn people that we are at risk of a possible earthquake!
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