Forecast 2001

Ever since humans first raised their eyes to the skies and discerned a pattern in the ageless canopy of stars, we have hungered to know the secrets of time yet to come. Throughout history seers have claimed to divine the future by the alignments of heavenly bodies, by the casting of bones, by the whorls and lines and patterns of the human palm, by dregs of leaves in the bottom of a teacup, by shadows in a crystal ball and movements on a Ouija board.

Despite advances of learning in our computer age, we read daily horoscopes with credulity, and we...

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