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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, Part Three: The Matthew Currie Astrological Foundation Ten Dollar Challenge!

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One is HERE, Part Two is HERE. Please read both carefully before you settle on what name you’d like to call me, because that’s what a scientist would do.) I’ve had a lot of responses to my two-part series, […]

Dear Skeptic, Part Two: Please Curb Your Dogma

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One is HERE) Last time, I voiced some objections to the James Randi Educational Foundation’s booklet “Astrology: Superstition Or Science?” For those of you who have an appetite for extensive detail, here are my notes on it. If you […]

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Fun With Astrology: Pisces, You're All Wet
Once more unto the breach, attempting to make this month more fun than usual.  This time around, we're going to take a poke at Pisces. And why not? They're usually sweet and caring enough to let you away with it... if not to assume outright they've done something to deserve it. Now, an educational

posted 11:17:23pm Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Fun With Astrology: Spilling The Goods On Aquarius
Once more it is time to march bravely into the dark of December and lighten things up a little! What can be said about Aquarius that hasn't already been said? "Man, that's strange." "Hey, what the heck IS that?" and of course the classic "We don't take to your kind around here." All those usua

posted 1:09:38am Dec. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Fun With Astrology: Getting Capricorn's Goat
As part of my pledge to make December more fun (despite the Uranus Pluto Square and Saturn entering Sagittarius and such), it's time to have a laugh with/at Capricorn.   Capricorn is, naturally, suspiciou

posted 9:07:34pm Dec. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Astrology, Love, And The Ham Sandwich Effect
I recently wrote about long-distance compatibility and how that can work out for the best. That, however, is not always the case... *** I have studied relationships most of my life, whether as

posted 9:57:00pm Dec. 08, 2014 | read full post »

Fun With Astrology: Horsing Around With Sagittarius
As part of my ongoing campaign to make the world a happier place this month, here is a less-than-reverent look at Sagittarius.    (Oh, don't worry... there's plenty of serious stuff to be covered in the next few weeks before the end of the year, believe me -- Saturn alone is going to be

posted 5:35:48pm Dec. 07, 2014 | read full post »


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