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I don't think this has been well vetted but be amazing if it actually happens when he predicts
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/06/spectacular-collision-suns-will-create-new-star-night-sky-2022/

Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes.

Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen by the naked eye, but in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly in the constellation Cygnus that everyone will be able to to see it.

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The article mentions the Epiphany timing of the announcement (celebrating the visit of the Magi), perhaps not a coincidence. Calvin College is the primary college of the conservative Christian Reformed Church, the Dutch Reformed spin-off I mentioned in another thread.

It was actually while living near Calvin many years ago that I saw a presentation at the local planetarium that cast the Christmas Star story as a real astrological event.

Still hard to explain how the Christmas star was "over" a particularly place, however, and could be followed. Minor trivia: the Bible never says there were three Magi.
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I don't have any reason to doubt his calculations, but I find the epiphany-timed press conference distasteful.
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I am sure there will be a group of people that castrate themselves in preparation for this event.
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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If it happens even around that time, there will plenty of astronomers salvating at the thought of seeing it. . . . Of course after Trump shuts down NASA. . . . .
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Minor trivia: the Bible never says there were three Magi.

Well, no one really counts Ringo.

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I don't have any reason to doubt his calculations, but I find the epiphany-timed press conference distasteful.
I was once among the group that would claim that there is no conflict between the Bible accounts and the science if you just understand the science correctly.

Now I just say science is science, and the Bible accounts are evolved stories, passed through numerous layers of oral tradition, translations and editors. Any relationship to actual historical natural events is coincidence. The exist because they survived various winowings, the last being Gutenberg.
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I don't have any reason to doubt his calculations, but I find the epiphany-timed press conference distasteful.

Perhaps a better question is whether there's any reason not to doubt them.  ;)
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