Nostradamus And A Grim Future Essay

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Nostradamus and a Grim FuturebyMookypjEnglish II pre-AP period 111/4/96OutlineI. IntroductionA. Thesis sentenceB. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus's predictionsII. Background information on NostradamusA. Source of Nostradamus's educationB. Nostradamus's trip to MontpellierC. Tragedies strike Nostradamus1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus's family2. Nostradamus's late wife's family sues him3. Comment to workman results in the alarm of the ChurchD. Nostradamus moves to SalonE. Nostradamus remarriesF. Nostradamus begins work on the 'prophecies'G. The queen of France sends for NostradamusH. Nostradamus flees back to SalonI. Nostradamus becomes ill from DropsyJ. Nostradamus makes out his willK. Nostradamus diesIII. Technological issues arising before the Times of TroubleA. Technological disasters1. Weather modulator accident2. Nuclear meltdown near mountain city3. Joint space venture leads to biological scare4. Earth field rupture5. Time warping incidentB. Technological weapon advances before and during the Times of Trouble1. Planetary climate disruptera. Effects of the planetary climate disrupterb. Countermeasures to the planetary climate disrupter2. Laser and nuclear combined radiation weapona. Effects of the laser/nuclear/radioactive weaponb. A cure for the effects of the laser/nuclear/radioactive weapon3. Earthquake triggering weapon4. Radio wave weapon5. Eugenics projectIV. The Times of TroublesA. Missile scare leading to the Times of TroubleB. A crazed world leader's gain of an atomic bomb1. European and western countries intervene2. Crazed leader bombs Europe3. The stage for the Antichrist is setC. The wargame mishapD. Alien crash resulting in plaguesV. World War IIIA. Nuclear confrontation in the Middle East1. Radioactive fallout and its effect2. Political boundaries redrawnB. Current president's involvement in WarC. New York bombing1. U.S. spots a bomb sent by the Antichrist and his ally2. France retaliates for the U.S.VI. ConclusionA. Can the future be changed?B. The validity of Nostradamus himselfmookypjNostradamus and a Grim FutureVarious translated prophecies predicted by the great Nostradamus will give you a deep insight into the possible and most widely recognized apocalyptic future filled with extremely advanced technology that cannot be controlled, thus causing physical, social, and political catastrophes leading ultimately to the third world war. But who is Nostradamus? This is a frequently asked question today. Some say Nostradamus is a witch, others say he is a master of the stars. Regardless of these proposals, Nostradamus must be looked upon as a scholar and recognized as an important figure in past, present, and future history. Some believe that Nostradamus and his so-called prophecies are all nonsense that can be explained by a simple technique, as Marc Hopkins describes:Why do 'all those prophecies' seem to match our events of today? I think it's obvious: because there are universal laws of history...

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