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Message 4 of 76 (854883)
06-13-2019 6:21 PM


My teenage neighbour got a job as an intern on a national newspaper. On her first day she was given the job of writing the astrology page.

That's all you need to know about astrology.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 6 of 76 (854888)
06-13-2019 7:06 PM
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06-13-2019 6:41 PM


Faith writes:

No matter how silly astrology may be, it's not THAT silly.

If it was just silly, it would be ok. But like religion, lots of people take it seriously.

The newspaper column just gives you your "sun sign," llke AZ's Pisces, which means "sun in Pisces,"

They then tell you that because Pisces is in the ascendent it's a great day to make a new relationship, get a job and tidy your knicker drawer.

and a real astrologer

Ah, you mean a real fraudster...

would make more of that than someone who knows nothing about it at all. But the websites I link do a whole birth chart which includes the positions of ALL the planets in the solar system, sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars etc etc etc

Assuming they're using real data for that and not just making it up like my neighbour, we call those people astronomers

and their positions against the backdrop of the Zodiac at a particular time and place. And they assign meanings to all the relationships between all the planets and other elements in the chart. It's objective information to that extent, no matter what you think of the meanings they attach to that information. Try it, it's fun.

What's really hilarious about all this - apart from the utter drivel of imagined 'meaning' - is that when astrology was dreamed up there was no knowledge of star and constellation distances. They just look like they're patterns in the sky. The actual stars in zodiac constellations are not related to each other at all; they can be millions of light years apart.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 71 of 76 (855217)
06-17-2019 5:49 PM
Reply to: Message 68 by Faith
06-17-2019 4:37 PM


Faith writes:

Aha, a fellow Aries. I llke your posts better than many others, must be for that reason. You're usually nicer to me than most others here.

Confirmation bias. (Surely not!) I'm also an Aries and I think you're a complete muppet. So much for the stars.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 73 of 76 (855277)
06-18-2019 8:47 AM
Reply to: Message 72 by Faith
06-17-2019 6:00 PM


Faith writes:

What's a "complete muppet?"

Muppet
A person who is ignorant and generally has no idea about anything.

Don't talk to me like ya know me, ya muppet
by Lloyd (Stallion) Salas November 14, 2002


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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