Ya know you actually don't have a clue what it was but you do seem to have that special kind of arrogance that makes you think can just fill in the blanks about something for which you have no actual information and make it fit your world view.
I find it interesting you call me arrogant and then claim to know things about me. At no point did I say, "it is xyz", I just said, "I think it is FAR more likely that xyz". As in, based on the evidence and available knowledge, one cause seems more likely than another. If there were more evidence in favour of another cause, I'd happily change my mind to that.
It was 10 minutes before the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded while watching the pre launch with no sound. The thought flashed through my head quite vividly, "I wonder what it will look like when it explodes". You could maybe explain it away that I'd deduced that conditions were ripe for it to explode but since I didn't really know anything about the O ring issues and cold at the time I had no basis for deducing that there was much of a chance it would explode beyond the fact that all launches have some chance of exploding.
I doubt that you'd deduced it would explode through any special knowledge, as you say you yourself. But - based on the evidence thus far - I also doubt it was precognition that would turn our understanding of the universe and physics completely on its head. It seems more likely to me that you thought, "I wonder what it would look like if it explodes" and then after it did, your memory altered itself to make you think you had thought something slightly different.
No, I can't prove it, but there is plenty of evidence of memories changing themselves like that, and none whatsoever for the kind of precognition you're describing. It's simply a matter of probabilities.
That might not be the case - maybe you said it out loud to someone who also remembers you saying it, in which case the chance of it being changed memory is lessened significantly.
But to me, even the chance that you spontaneously thought it, then it happened, and it was just "dumb luck" is significantly higher than the chance of this kind of precognition being a phenomenon that exists in our universe.
It is a chronic characteristic of our species, especially the arrogant, intelligent ones like yourself that we think we have it all figured out and that everything falls to Occam's Razor. Time after time it turns out that we actually don't know it all, in fact we don't know much about a lot of things.
The people most likely to make the leaps of discovery are the ones who have no regard for "conventional wisdom".
Conventional wisdom can often be wrong; but it usually has a basis in reality since otherwise it wouldn't be considered wisdom of any kind. We know we don't know everything and we know that in many cases we know "damn near nothing" about a lot of things. But we do have a reasonable picture of the basic functioning of elements of the fundamental properties of the universe and from our understanding at this point in time, precognition of any kind seems very unlikely. That might change in the future - maybe someone will discover something really new and interesting about time that turns our ideas on our heads; but until such a thing happens, there are two things to do:
1) Continue to study and refine our knowledge
2) Focus on things that we believe are wrong
Perhaps you should consider studying in the field of neuroscience, or perhaps deep in to the fields of physics dealing with time (depending on whether you think the precognition might be a property of the brain; or of the universe), or even both if you've got the time and the smarts. Maybe you'll come up with something really interesting.
If you look at my post history, you might get a somewhat different picture of me than you currently seem to have. Yes, I'm scientifically minded and consider Occam's Razor to be a fairly reliable guide in many situations (but of course, it must be used appropriately). However I'm also a strong advocate of the use of psychedelic substances for self-discovery; a fairly "unconventional thinker" in general; and don't hold any stock in the idea of believing something just because everyone else does (mostly, I'm quite anti-authoritarian, which includes holding the concept of arguments from authority in extremely low regard).