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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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Astrology, Skeptics, And The Tolstoy Effect
“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 m

posted 7:53:23pm Oct. 15, 2014 | read full post »

The Age Of Neptune: Cheeseburgers Cause Crime
Say what you will about Neptune: it's certainly persistent. As much as astrologers like to talk about the Uranus-Pluto square, or Saturn in Scorpio or whatever, we must never forget that we live primarily in the age of Neptune. Neptune is the grandmaster of dreams and delusions. It liberates us f

posted 2:57:07am Oct. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Ask An Astrologer: Free Will (And Steve's A Jerk)
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sVWOrhxpZk[/youtube] PM writes: "I have always been a strong believer in being able to create my own destiny through my free will and efforts, but of late, due to events that have happened in my life, have begun to question the same and acknowledge the poss

posted 11:12:30pm Oct. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Moon In Cancer And The Pants Of Power
Once one gets beyond the basics of Sun Sign astrology, you will learn that a person's birth chart – like people themselves – are a lot more complex. You could spend your entire life studying the many complex interactions between the planets, the Signs they are in, and the aspects they form to ea

posted 2:06:25am Oct. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Before The Eclipse: Waiting For The Hammer To Fall
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU5LMG3WFBw[/youtube] Ask any medical student: at some point or another they usually end up believing they have some strange rare disease or something that they've read about. "I thought it was just a hangover, but maybe it's Chagas Disease!" It's virtually a

posted 3:16:25am Oct. 06, 2014 | read full post »


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