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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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posted 11:28:02pm Mar. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Use Astrology To Fix Your Lousy Career
For an astrologer (or anyone else) career counseling used to be a much simpler thing. If your father was a peasant farmer, and so was his father, and so was his, then as far as career counseling goes all you could expect from astrologer was usually some variation on "let's see how much you like bein

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March 2015: Astrology Of The Solar Eclipsopocalypse!
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posted 9:51:48pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

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