predict, prediction

    1.      A statement concerning the outcome of an experiment that will be carried out.

    2.      To declare in advance the outcome or result of an experiment

    A prediction differs from a guess in that it is foolproof. To predict means to know exactly what is going
    to transpire in a specific experiment.

    Syn: to know

    The members of the establishment mistakenly use the word prediction to refer to an explanation. We
    predict the results of an experiment we are about to run. We can at best explain a consummated event.  
    It doesn't work in reverse. We don't normally explain the future and we certainly don't predict the past.
    Relativists get confused with the language because they run a gedanken (thought) experiment in their
    infertile minds and erroneously qualify this stealthy 'explanation' as a 'prediction.' What they have
    done, actually, is film a movie of how an experiment 'would' happen if we carried it out, meaning that
    they have in fact carried the experiment out in their heads. This constitutes an explanation for an
    observation. The relativist is trying to explain how a physical event really happens and has used the
    lab in his head to simulate the experiment.


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