Moon Man Ken Ring has made a lot of noise by saying he predicted the big Christchurch earthquake.
Technically, he’s right. He did. But…
Source: David Winter, S C I B L O G S
This man is now telling people there will be another serious earthquake on March 22, scaring already scared people so much that some are even talking about leaving.
Ken Ring is a shroud-waving disgrace.
Not only is the charlatan scaring people so he can help himself to a headline, but when the inevitable aftershock occurs on March 20 (hopefully a minor one), Ring and his lunatics will jump and down and say “see!”—forgetting that even a monkey on a typewriter will eventually make a word, especially when there’s so many words you can make. Because since September 4 Christchurch has endured over four thousand aftershocks.
And “the embarrassing fact is that Ring himself did NOT expect there to be another major earthquake in Christchurch.” [SCROLL DOWN to comment 147]
And while correlation is not causality, and Ring says the moon causes earthquakes, no correlation is really nothing at all, is it. See below. (The grey line at the top of the graph below shows the moon illumination percentage … the blue line shows the distance between Earth and the moon … the red line shows the total energy released each day … the orange line shows the total number of quakes each day.)
Ken Ring is a man who predicts the weather, while telling people he doesn’t make predictions.
He says he has opinions but no proof. On that we can certainly believe him.
Ken Ring is a charlatan. Catabrians, if any are reading this, please don’t change your lives on the basis of a man who’s selling you snake oil.
You can have an open mind, but not so open that you allow anything to crawl in.
PS: No, I didn’t see the interview with John Campbell on Socialism at Seven last night. I don’t watch him. (You can see it here if you like.)
If it’s true that Campbell bullied Ring, the greatest damage done by the bullying is not that it was the worst piece of egotistical, self-important, out of control, closed-minded, biased, unprofessional non-interviewing Brian Edwards has seen in more than 40 years of New Zealand television (because that pretty much describes every interview Campbell does, which is why I don’t bother watching him), but that it didn’t give Ring a chance to bury himself in his own words. That’s surely the point of good interviewing. To let your audience see for themselves when a flake is being interviewed.
And in bullying rather than burying his interviewee, Campbell would have allowed Ring to gain his viewers’ sympathy instead of their contempt. Surely not at all what he intended.