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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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Leonard Nimoy's Final Voyage
Earth. Third planet from its solar primary. A planet whose native dominant intelligent species has, in a remarkably short period of time, developed the science and technology to change the shape of their world and their destinies, for better or worse. Without one unifying theological or philosophica

posted 9:23:43pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology, Spirituality, And Clogged Toilets
As with any other field of human endeavor, there are some good astrologers out there and a few bad ones. Although we all do basically the same job, there are a wide variety of techniques at our disposal, and a broad range of choices as to how we present ourselves and how we view our work. Many as

posted 8:05:50pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

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 »


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