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General => Pseudo-science, Conspiracy Theories, and Other Loads of Bull => Topic started by: TheFightSong on February 06, 2022, 11:18:25 PM

Title: Astrology
Post by: TheFightSong on February 06, 2022, 11:18:25 PM
I'm just gonna say astrology is a joke on an intellectual level. I find people who believe in astrology don't carefully pay attention and don't carefully listen to people for knowing who they are. So, I personally would not trust a person who believes in astrology. Enough said on my end.
Title: Re: Astrology
Post by: billy rubin on February 07, 2022, 01:25:59 AM
what about circadian rhythms?
Title: Re: Astrology
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 07, 2022, 04:05:37 AM
Fuckin' cicadas, anyway.  :P
Title: Re: Astrology
Post by: No one on February 07, 2022, 04:13:42 AM
A sudden emission from Uranus told me I'd find some negativity.
Title: Re: Astrology
Post by: billy rubin on February 07, 2022, 04:21:10 AM

not circadian

you pagan


that isntas clear as i 8ntended
Title: Re: Astrology
Post by: hackenslash on February 08, 2022, 09:59:51 AM
I think we have to be a little more circumspect. It's easy to come down on astrology, harder to note the part it played in the fact that we can even have these discussions on a rotating, oblate spheroid free-falling in space around a nuclear furnace, free from the constraints of a subsistence existence.

Sure, astrology is a bit silly, but it's survived notionally because it had utility. It's difficult for us to see that because we have modern astrophysics and general relativity, but astrology was as important to modern science as alchemy was. A huge amount of the systematisation of observation employed in astronomy originated in astronomy, in exactly the same way that the experimental methods developed in alchemy, particularly on a systemic level, underpin not just chemistry but the entirety of science. Indeed, alchemy was the source of the scientific method as we know it today.

Learning that it was wrong took a long time, and there's always a high degree of inertia in the way we think, not just as individuals but also as a society.

Also, we'd never have had Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Experiment if it weren't for astrology, so it's not all bad.