There are many things to dislike about end-of-year celebrations -- the pressure to make New Year's Eve memorable, the shameful amounts of money wasted on fireworks, drunken renditions of Auld Lang Syne. But perhaps the most annoying tradition is the value placed on predictions made by psychics.
According to a 2009 Neilsen poll, 49 per cent of Australians believe in psychic powers, despite -- it must be pointed out -- a distinct lack of supporting evidence.
However, as 2010 draws to a close, we have a unique chance to put some of these beliefs to the test by reflecting on the accuracy of psychic predictions made at the start of the year. After all, the rest of us face performance reviews at this time of the year, so why not critically appraise clairvoyants as well?Here's my psychic prediction for 2011: things will continue to be FUBAR. To read the rest of the article, click here.