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"Why T. B. Joshua’s US Election Prophesy Was Not Essentially Wrong"



If his “vision” was interpreted in terms of Nigerian elections, based on the popular vote, it can be immediately seen how he read whatever he saw in raw numbers as a victory for Hillary. “Observer bias” is the scientific word for this problem.
15 days ago the omens were for a Trump victory, Synagogue’s prophet, T. B. Joshua said......
. 10 days ago it changed – a woman would take the lead, narrowly! “With a narrow win,” he stressed three times. “It will come down to two states,” he went ahead. “I really respect Donald Trump,” he said, to roars of approval from the crowds. “He deserves an award.” T. B. Joshua was clearly and carefully describing a changing predictive climate.
While Donald Trump won the electoral college and election, Hillary Rodham Clinton won the popular vote. And she won narrowly.
Very few predicted a narrow victory. Virtually none of the technologically advanced western poll systems predicted such a close election. The New York Times forecast machine predicted a Hillary likelihood of 80 percent as against Trump’s 20 percent. Most polls gave her a sweeping victory.
While, of course, in categorical terms T. B. Joshua’s absolute “winner” result prediction was wrong, his prediction on a narrow margin win for Hillary was correct. If his “vision” was interpreted in terms of Nigerian elections, based on the popular vote, it can be immediately seen how he read whatever he saw in raw numbers as a victory for Hillary. “Observer bias” is the scientific word for this problem.
Again, T. B. Joshua broke down the win to two main states. Analysts consider Trump’s last minute campaign in Wisconsin and his wife being sent to do the same in Pennsylvania as the two states where the impossible or unlikely happened which ultimately led to Trump’s victory.
Again, by describing changes in the prediction messages over time, T. B. Joshua unarguably left room for future changes, at the five-day mark and at future dates. That this was a challenging dynamic and not a static prediction exercise, was the apparent message. “It was clear, that was 10 days ago, that is why I say, ‘I saw.'”
Again, T. B. Joshua described that there would be turbulence and attempts to pass a vote of no confidence on the president. “The new President’s boat will be rocked.” This appears to be coming to pass by all means.


It is quite disappointing that several commentators, including scientists like Ijabla Raymond who should know the nuances and dichotomy of science which never measures in absolute terms, does not recognise that from a scientific point T. B. Joshua’s prediction had a statistic significance as high as 90 percent. There is no all or none in science. The degree of value/correlation is measured as the null hypothesis (no significance measure) is rejected.
People like Dr. Ijabla are using non-scientific “babalawo” methods to discredit and push their allegedly science-embracing/belief arguments. To push their humanist agenda, these people attempt to force a zero-sum game on the readers; whereas many and indeed possibly most situations in nature are not zero-sum.
Some religions say that while prophets are able to see – with the aid of Jinns – into the lower Heavens knowledge realms, they are unable to penetrate deeper and thus do get some things right, but not all.
“Verily, We have adorned the lowest heaven with the adornment of stars; and [We have placed] a formidable protection from every obstinate devil. They cannot listen to the Highest Realm, and they are pelted from every side. Outcast!—and theirs is a perpetual torment—Except for one who quickly snatches away [some information], after which he is pursued by a fiery flame.” (Quran 37:6-10, also Quran 15:18)
So we can conclude that T. B. Joshua’s noted or seeming failures in his prediction reinforce this religious position and religion as a whole.
 Furthermore it is most important to note that a proper analysis or criticism of T. B. Joshua’s prediction and other religious instruments may only objectively be done from a religious review and not by scientific methods which rather confer greater statistical and scientific relevance to religious prophesies.
Peregrino Brimah; @EveryNigerian

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