Making sense of Ring gate?

Here is some sense on the Ring Gate  – the controversial interview of Ken Ring on Campbell live about prediction of earthquakes. Radio Wammo presented this interview with media commentator Russell Brown. He makes some important points

It does raise a lot of questions, though.

  • Why can people like King Ring get such large support and garner a dedicated following?
  • What does this say about the prevalence, or lack of, critical thinking in the population at large?
  • It look like Ring has taken advantage of the current understandable concern about earthquakes in New Zealand.
  • Is this ethical of him? Is it any more ethical than those who take advantage of human tragedies to claim they were caused by their gods. (Incidentally, the website http://www.christchurchquake.net/html/theWarning.html which claimed the Christchurch earthquake was cause by our naughty behavior seems to have been taken down).

See also:

For some scientific analysis of this issue see SciBlogs NZ and the posts Running rings around the Moon Man? and Ken Ring can’t predict earthquakes either.

Similar articles

About these ads

6 responses to “Making sense of Ring gate?

  1. I think it’s quite obvious that someone claims to be able to predict the weather through supernatural means. He’s likely delusional, so whether he thinks it is unethical is anyone’s guess.

    What is truly unfortunate is that we live in societies where, largely thanks to religion, people are willing to beliefs without any sort of fact or evidence.

    Like

  2. Ken Ring is either delusional or a charlatan. See

    http://euanmason.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,
    Euan

    Like

  3. Pingback: Latest video Making avengedsevenfold | About Avenged 7 Fold Reviews

  4. He’s both, Euan.

    Like

  5. The Christchurch Wizard dishes out some sensible advice to his fellow Cantabrians – including not to listen to Ken Ring and his ‘crackpot lunatic’ theories.

    http://j.mp/eykKo7

    Like

  6. Thanks ropata – worth looking at. Some common sense on his “rain dances.”

    Like

Leave a Reply: please be polite to other commenters & no ad hominems.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s