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Pocket Dragon



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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:51 pm    Post subject: This may be of interest Reply with quote

This guy has his own website and has posted a scathing attack on astrology. I haven't read it all the way through yet, but it looks to me as though he's read a load of one sided arguments, and then posted them on his own website. He could at least have done some proper research of his own. Rolling Eyes

http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/astrology.html
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the usual claptrap. A guy with no understanding much less knowledge of the subject is on a rant. Astrology isn't astronomy so it doesn't work.

He quotes a 1950s "study" of time twins that I believe has since been rubbished. I can't be sure since he doesn't cite it specifically. He also cites Geoffery Dean who once, when confronted with some test results that seemed to validate astrology said


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It is clear that the blind trials have not demonstrated that astrology works, but only that astrologers work. Hence to adequately test astrology the participation of the astrologer must be eliminated."


(Quoted in The Moment of Astrology by Geoffrey Cornelius, The Wessex Astrologer, 2003 p.62)

I'd sure hurry to quote that guy. This article isn't worth the effort it takes to read it.

Tom
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