Common sense tells us that it’s not really possible to predict the future in any way, shape or form. Even the most off-handed, silly predictions will be correct from time to time; this is what we like to call the “Accidental Prophet Effect”, which is closely related to the “Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day Theorem”. Of course, some actually claim to be able to foresee future events, but these people almost invariably turn out to be full of crap.
Note that we said “almost”. Because there do exist instances of absurdly accurate prognostication that can’t be explained by APE (in case you didn’t notice that acronym), and that make Nostradamus look like the hack that he was.