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Astrology, Skeptics, And The Tolstoy Effect

posted by Matthew Currie

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” -Carl Sagan “I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them […]

Dear io9.com: Astrology Skeptics Get It Wrong, Again

posted by Matthew Currie

An Open Letter To George Dvorsky, io9.com: Hi George. First of all, I wanted to thank you for your highly enjoyable work for io9.com writing your bit called “The Daily Explainer.” I’m a fan of your work, and you explain […]

Dear Skeptic: An Open Letter To The James Randi Educational Foundation

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear JREF: I really love some of the work that professional skeptics like you do. Your take-down of phony faith healer Peter Popoff was an absolute classic. There’s no question that there is good money to be made in fleecing […]

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The Astrology Weather Report: February 23-March 1, 2015
The Big Beast to deal with with this week is the Saturn-Neptune Square. First of all, let's get one thing straight: no one in their right mind like squares. Decades of astrologers have struggled to make old-school astrology more accessible and, honestly, more humane. Traditional astrology tend t

posted 2:10:14am Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

The Astrology Weather Report: February 19, 2015
Mars enters Aries today. Whereas Mars was all kind of floaty and hippy-dippy and unmotivated in Pisces, now mars takes on added energy and is looking for someone or something to blow up. What's interesting about this particular Aries Ingress is that it happens while the Moon is Void of Course in Pis

posted 2:09:00am Feb. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology, Gender, And Bruce Jenner
There are lots of things astrology can tell you about a person, but there are still some things that it can't. For example, you can't tell if a birth chart belongs to a man or woman. You can pick out things about a person's sex drive, but not their sexual orientation. ...Which brings us to Bruce

posted 10:14:59pm Feb. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Saturn Gets In Your Face, Starring Uma Thurman
For those of you who've been reading my blog for a while, you'll notice that I tend to focus on celebrity stories. There's a reason for that. Ultimately, astrology is all about how it affects individual lives. I could be telling you stories about my uncle Fred or the guy who lives down the street, a

posted 3:23:08am Feb. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Saturn Launches A Grenade At Brian Williams
Some transgressions are worse than others, and sometimes that's determined by the profession of the transgressor in question. If a politician cheats on his wife it's bad, but if a preacher does it, it's terrible. If an actor cheats on his taxes it's bad, but if a politician does it it's particularl

posted 2:34:59am Feb. 08, 2015 | read full post »


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