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August 17, 2003

Astrology is bunk

by Feòrag

After forty years of study, researchers have concluded that astrology is a load of rubbish.

Researchers looked at more than 100 different characteristics, including occupation, anxiety levels, marital status, aggressiveness, sociability, IQ levels and ability in art, sport, mathematics and reading - all of which astrologers claim can be gauged from birth charts.

The research was conducted on over 2000 people born within minutes of each other in 1958, in test conditions which could hardly have been more conducive to success... but the results are uniformly negative:

(Geoffrey Dean, a scientist and former astrologer ) said that the consistency of the findings weighed heavily against astrology.
It has no acceptable mechanism, its principles are invalid and it has failed hundreds of tests. But no hint of these problems will be found in astrology books which, in effect, are exercises in deception, he said.

Astrology is rubbish, says new research - The Times of India, 17th August 2003.

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