Recently, I noted in this series the failed apocalyptic prediction of an American, so-called “Christian numerologist” David Meade, due starting on September 23, and, I found out soon soon afterward, the still-failed prediction being extended into early this month.
I also found out, much to my surprise, on the 164th episode of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast, that Meade’s claims are actually consistent over time! But this does not vindicate them. Still, it’s important to be fair in our criticisms, no matter the failure of the claims.
It’s not so much that he moved the goalposts for falsifying his claims after the fact, but that he moved them out of reach from the very start! Well, if the nonexistent planet Nibiru is to be implicated in this nonsense, there’s been no End, no Sign of the End, no Beginning of the End, and no End of the World as We Know It beyond everyday change in the world.
And that’s no matter how he hedged his claims. No matter how vague he made them to make them impossible to falsify. Claims that are consistent with all possible evidence are useless claims.
It should be noted that many Christian groups have repudiated his claims, and there’s a County Down mentalist, also named David Meade, who has been mistaken for the American conspiracy theorist and has personally received death-threats as a result of the confusion between names. Guys, this is not funny. One is a professional entertainer from Northern Ireland, the other is an American conspiracy theorist making apocalyptic claims. And it’s a dick move to troll the one because of confusion with the other.
So, my previous post on this was, to a degree, mistaken in my assessment of Meade’s consistency over time regarding his claims. Yet my conclusion holds, for as the claimant, he has failed to meet the burden of proof. So, his claims without evidence may thus be safely dismissed, also without need for evidence.
Tf. Tk. Tts.