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Old 02-17-2010, 12:15 AM
 
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Do you think astrology is true? If you ever had a reading, did it become true? Do you often read the astrology section of web sites /newspapers or sometimes to see what your star predictions are?

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Old 02-17-2010, 12:19 AM
 
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Do you think astrology is true? If you ever had a reading, did it become true? Do you often read the astrology section of web sites /newspapers or sometimes to see what your star predictions are?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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Do you think astrology is true? If you ever had a reading, did it become true? Do you often read the astrology section of web sites /newspapers or sometimes to see what your star predictions are?
Oh it's absolutely true! Why, just last week I sat down with the tooth fairy and she gave me a tarot card reading, and then Santa showed up and read my palms and then the Easter bunny dropped in and did my astrological charts. Later, superman rode in on a flying purple elephant and we played with the ouija board and Al Capone communed with us and told us where he is buried.

Then we all had tea and crumpets with gooseberry jam. Oh yes, it's all true.

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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Do you think astrology is true? If you ever had a reading, did it become true? Do you often read the astrology section of web sites /newspapers or sometimes to see what your star predictions are?
We often see what we want to see;
I've purposely read the wrong astrology star predictions to someone and their first reply is,"Yeah! that's happening now!"
(Fake- fake- fake fake!)
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Oh it's absolutely true! Why, just last week I sat down with the tooth fairy and she gave me a tarot card reading, and then Santa showed up and read my palms and then the Easter bunny dropped in and did my astrological charts. Later, superman rode in on a flying purple elephant and we played with the ouija board and Al Capone communed with us and told us where he is buried.

Then we all had tea and crumpets with gooseberry jam. Oh yes, it's all true.
Ya know, if you would have spread some dried pixy dust on the river Styx it would have been faster than waiting for Al's reply.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I wonder what believers in astrology say if you point out to them that the constellations were only figments of some ancient imaginations (and, judging from the particular arrangements, there had to have been hallucinatory substances involved!) Nobody ever intended for them to be taken as harbingers of the future. We don't even have to get started on the fact that they're not two-dimensional drawings. If you looked at the night sky from another planet, you wouldn't see the same patterns at all.

And, of course, those horoscopes you can find in practically any newspaper are so bland and generalized, it's easy to say, "Whoa! How could they possibly know that?"
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Default "You are a kind yet agressive person, and good things will happen to you today!"

The larger issue is how this sort of mass unquestioning belief in the supernatural is so common in so many areas of concern where a more critical assessment would be indicated. Thus, we have religion!
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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Default no Wait: "You are a mean and insipid person, and will have a bad day!"

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If you looked at the night sky from another planet, you wouldn't see the same patterns at all.
Now Fred: you KNOW that the daily astrology reports will also be different on the planet Glorgon, don't you? Else my spiritual persona doppelganger there would be clashing with my spiritual personal here. Crunk! Thud!

Astrology "adjusts", don't'cha know.

How could you, being a thinker and all, miss this important point?
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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There are so many problems with astrology it's hard to know where to begin. The basic idea that the positions of planets and other heavenly bodies at the instant of a person's birth somehow influences their personalities for life makes no sense whatsoever. If this were true then we would expect that babies born during a short time period at any major hospital would grow up with certain personality traits in common which of course they don't. Also if these traits could be associated with specific astrological information then a good astrologer should be able to take very detailed information about complete strangers and be able to determine when and where they were born. Some have tried and failed miserably.
Also, when astrology was first concocted many centuries ago and the various signs were established based on the positions of celestial bodies at that time no one realized that our solar system was also slowing shifting it's position in relation to these celestial bodies and today it has shifted so much that those time periods for all of the astrological signs aren't even accurate anymore.
Many people believe that the gravitational forces from celestial bodies affect human beings because they point out that the moon causes changes in the tides. That's only because the oceans are so large that it does have an effect but no one notices tidal changes in their bathtubs or in the human body because we're just too small and the gravitational pull from the moon would actually be less on a human body than the gravitational force from a person walking nearby because every object that has mass exerts a certain amount of gravity which can be measured.
To make a long story short, astrology is nonsense.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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80% of what it says about me is true, there's this site its called astro.com, it could tell you what will happen to you today, tomorrow or what happened yesterday, sometimes it turns out to be true and sometimes its not.
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