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Many predictions of human behavior are actually promises.
It would not be the fault of political science were every one of its predictions to turn out to be wrong.
There is a strong correlation between thinkers who predict and predictable thoughts.
Thought that does not lag behind action can hardly be reflective.
The first response is epistemological: the world is in principle predictable, but our knowledge is uncertain. The second response is ontological: our knowledge is uncertain in virtue of the unpredictable nature of the world.
Theories which predict accurately do not necessarily partake of truth; they may partake of the plentitude of falsehoods which come to pass.