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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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The Astrology Of Sun Sign (Sort Of) Compatibility
A survey released in Australia recently reveals some surprising reasons why long-term couples break up. Okay, some of those reasons aren't so surprising: physical violence being the biggest single indicator that it's not going to work. But many ...

posted 2:25:18am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology: Where Is The Love In My Birth Chart?
I'm starting to teach an online astrology course about love and attraction during this current Venus Retrograde, and what factors in the birth chart can enhance that. I already had the whole course outlined out in my head a while ago, and yet as ...

posted 1:14:17am Jul. 26, 2015 | read full post »

How To Handle Venus Retrograde: Selah
"Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah." -Psalm 77:9 Venus turns retrograde this Saturday. If you are familiar with the concept of Mercury retrograde, you know that it often a time when ...

posted 11:06:46pm Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology Aspects: It's A Square World After All
I have some important news to break to you. The world is not in fact round. It's not flat. The world is square. Okay, admittedly, it's more rectangular than actually square, but it is defined by 90 degree angles. Think about it: think about ...

posted 1:18:58am Jul. 18, 2015 | read full post »

The Sextile: The Lazy Susan Of Astrology
I admit it: I was a fat kid. Like, really fat. Anyone who's been in that position themselves can tell you that childhood obesity is a lot more complex than most people realize. It's usually far more than just "too much of the wrong food" or "not ...

posted 2:14:00am Jul. 17, 2015 | read full post »

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