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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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So About That Big Earthquake In The Next Few Days...
Will a rare planetary alignment generate an enormous earthquake on Earth on or about May 28th of this year at around 2300 hours UT? There are two answers to that: a short one and a long one. The short answer is: No. No, it almost certainly ...

posted 1:58:58am May. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology And The Beautiful Mind Of John Nash
Last time, I looked at how John Nash's most famous contribution to mathematics could help you deal with this week's astrological transits. This time, I'd like to look more at the man himself. Born June 13 1928, 7:00 AM, Bluefield West Virgina, ...

posted 1:41:40am May. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology (And John Nash) Save Your Week
This week's transits require a little extra caution, even though the trickiest of them is exact on Monday when most people aren't operating their heavy machinery at work because of Memorial Day. (A word of explanation to my non-American ...

posted 12:04:59am May. 25, 2015 | read full post »

#Bad #Internet #Astrology #Is #Annoying #Me
We are truly fortunate to live in an age where so much information is freely available on the Internet. When I was a kid growing up in the Seventies, we didn't have the Internet to look information up with, but I lived in a small city which ...

posted 12:26:52am May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Mars in Gemini: Are You Listening?
Last time, I discussed in fine detail the workings of Mars in Gemini without really getting anywhere at all with it. That's because that's how Mars in Gemini often works. However, if you can learn to work with the (sometimes frantic) mental ...

posted 1:16:50am May. 17, 2015 | read full post »

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