Prediction.

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Counter, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    I can predict the future. If a song is on the radio, I know which words will be sung next. I will die!
     
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    Happy Birthday To...
     
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  5. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Someone.

    Jesus on December the twenty-fifth.
     
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    . . . .If you are truly psychic . . . . . raise my left arm . . . . NOW!! . . . . . NOPE . . . you're not psychic! . . . . .but then again . . . maybe you already knew I would post this!! HAHA!
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Three, four... WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!
     
  9. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Knowing the future does not mean I can possess you. If I've heard the song before I know what is about to be sung, allowing me to sing along.
     
  10. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Congratulations, you are at least as smart as a chicken.
     
  11. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    ...yet still smarter than you...
     
  12. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    The regularities of the world are apparently what qualify it as such to begin with, as opposed to being a nonsensical spew of random and disconnected events. This allows humans to not only exist, but to observe patterns and abstract concepts and recipes of how things behave from their memories. Or our predictive skills just fall out of non-conscious conditioning over time.

    That said, however, even many reliable forecastings are not 100% iron-clad. Someone could concoct a prank or conspiracy to fool you by tampering with a familiar song. But the expense of hiring people who can sing and play like those on the original recording, and having any justifiable reason for going to that degree of trouble just to disrupt the expectations of a particular individual, make it unlikely.

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  13. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Like a cover?
     
  14. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You misspelled "smarties".

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  15. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    They'll be gone.
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You British gits, always getting your candy mixed up.
    Those aren't Smarties; those are Rockets:

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  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Whole generations of Canadians eat the red ones last.
     
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  18. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    I assure you that Smarties in the UK are very much the Nestle ones you posted.
    For Pete's sake, they are an English invention.

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    They were originally made by Rowntrees, and called Chocolate Beans up until 1937 when they became Smarties.
    Rowntrees was bought by Nestle - hence the Nestle on your image.
    So when it comes to sweets (or candy as they say in the US) noone in the UK would confuse the word Smarties for anything else - although we now use a hexagonal tube rather than cylindrical.

    The "Rockets" are what we would probably refer to as "Fizzers" in the UK (by Swizzels Matlow)- or Barratt's "Refreshers".

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  19. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    And in my childhood it was the orange ones that one treasured, because they actually tasted of orange-flavoured chocolate. I expect that has now stopped.
     
  20. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Per their website the orange one is the only one that is still different, although whereas it used to be actual orange-flavoured chocolate, it's now just orange flavouring in the shell.
    There used to be a coffee one and a dark chocolate one as well.

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