Story: Atheism and secularism

Skeptics predict the future

In this television clip from 1998, skeptics Denis Dutton and Vicki Hyde attempt to predict future events using probability – a trick often employed by psychics to give the illusion that they can predict the future. They chose a statistically likely event (that an aircraft with a red tail would crash in April) which subsequently occurred.

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Carl Walrond, 'Atheism and secularism - Who is secular?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018