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Never in a Million Years: A History of Hopeless Predictions

Never in a Million Years: A History of Hopeless Predictions

Author: Jonny Zucker
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The first end of the world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang and since then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right. And human beings have been around for about 200,000 years, with very little evolutionary difference, and yet we still haven't developed X-Ray eyes or the ability to fly. In this book, Baddiel and Zucker examine the predictions that have been made since the dawn of time on a variety of subjects, from the end of the world and the human body, to global warming, robots in the workplace, teleportation and space exploration. With a witty and fresh tone, they examine how these predictions came about and why, and rate them for retrospective accuracy.

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Why do people make predictions? What was the first prediction? And why do we give them any credence whatsoever?
Few subjects are left untouched. THE DAILY EXPRESS 20121019 This compendium of wonky predictions is a delightful detonation of wiseacres. i NEWSPAPER 20121102
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General Fields

  • : 9781780220178
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : August 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jonny Zucker
  • : Illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : 1212
  • : 272