The Oracle at Delphi actually got it right.
He is the man whom the oracle meant.
We will finally be able to build an oracle, and we will use that tool, that collection of life experiences, to optimize our own lives.
"The oracle did not intend that I should have it," he said.
The most famous of these was the Oracle at Delphi.
And Croesus was so amazed that he endowed the Oracle at Delphi with all kinds of gifts and planned to run all-important questions by this oracle.
In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
The oracle at Delphi has ordered that it shall be given to the wisest of wise men, and for that reason we have brought it to you.
Scholars today are pretty sure that in the case of Delphi, the oracle was inadvertently breathing gases that rose from the cave in which she sat.
Now the oracle at Delphi was supposed to be very wise.
So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
And this is what the oracle said:--