X-Message-Number: 13873
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 09:10:38 -0400
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #13867 - #13869
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RE: Nostradamus quote

> Message #13869
> From: "norm lewis" <>
> Subject: Nostradamus
> Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 13:29:21 PDT
> Thursday, June 8, 2000.
> Dear James Swayze,
> I am not conversant with 16th Century French.  Does "Quod de futuris non est
> determinata omnino veritas" mean that the future is not only determined by
> truth?
> Sincerely,
> Norm Lewis
> <>


It is latin and perhaps some of those here that know latin better than I can 
with a more exact translation but I believe it means the following.

"Quod de futuris (roughly, the future)
non est determinata (cannot be determined)
omnino veritas (with complete verification)" [since from omnino we get
omnidirectional and omnipotent and other words like this, here I believe omnino
means closest to complete or all or all encompassing]

In short I believe the quote means "You cannot  accurately foretell the future".

Since I am a rationalist and secular humanist, I thought it was a funny thing 
the old so called prophet to say. I found it in a letter, reproduced in a book,
that he wrote, if memory serves me, to King James of bible translating fame and

not so well know witch burning infamy. Perhaps ole Nosty was covering his ass so
that dear ole King Jimmy didn't think him a witch and burn him at the stake.

I hope I'm correct or close to in the translation or else I've been a bit 
having this as my signature quote for so long. ;)


New quote for consideration:

"You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose Free Will" .........RUSH

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