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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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Five Reasons Men Should Learn Astrology
Dear Female Readers: Thank you for dropping by. Your readership is always appreciated, but today I want to talk to the men out there. (Pause until all the women leave the room.) Okay guys, listen up: We have a lot of work to do. Give me a ...

posted 12:29:30am Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

Discount Capricorn Humor!
I am still taking a little time off to recover from a combination cold/flu/Ebola and a boatload of genuinely terrible transits. I am now getting back to setting up readings again and am slowly working my way through a mountain of unanswered ...

posted 3:25:31am Feb. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Bad Transits And Dark Forests
"Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the ...

posted 4:13:31am Jan. 31, 2016 | read full post »

Astrology Of The 2016 Oscars, Part Two: Night Of A Thousand Scars
(Part One, in which I discuss the Pluto Opposition of The Academy Awards, is HERE.) By now you've probably heard about the big Oscar boycott this year. I'm not here to venture an opinion on that - although I believe those protesting have a ...

posted 12:14:43am Jan. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Astrology Of The 2016 Academy Awards: Oscar's Pluto Opposition
The Academy Awards 2016 ceremony promises to be the usual pageant of glamour and excess and congratulations and egos, and all the things we have come to expect from it. But this year the Oscars are facing an unusual astrological challenge: its ...

posted 9:03:31pm Jan. 27, 2016 | read full post »

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