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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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Astrology Of 2015: Uranus And Pluto And Mars? Oh My!
(Click here for the introduction to the series, and here for my notes on the Saturn-Neptune square of 2015) Previously, I covered the effects of Saturn in Sagittarius this year, and particularly its square to Neptune in Pisces. That may not be the single biggest piece of astrological news for 201

posted 2:40:10am Jan. 04, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology Of 2015: Our Dreams Have Grown Teeth
(Part One is HERE.) Let's start off our look at the the year ahead with a planet that has been moving slowly and hovering in the background of everything: Neptune in Pisces, and the square it forms to Saturn in Sagittarius. Neptune is in the Sign that it rules, and is thus particularly powerfu

posted 11:03:33pm Dec. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Astrology Of 2015 Part One: Saturn In Sagittarius Ate My Homework
Hello folks. Yes I've been away a while. Don't worry: I'll make it all up to you in the next week as I go over the astrology of 2015 in all its glorious detail. We will be covering the ongoing effects of the Uranus Pluto square, the Eclipses, and oh yes… Saturn in Sagittarius too. So: grab a co

posted 3:12:02am Dec. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Fun With Astrology: Pisces, You're All Wet
Once more unto the breach, attempting to make this month more fun than usual.  This time around, we're going to take a poke at Pisces. And why not? They're usually sweet and caring enough to let you away with it... if not to assume outright they've done something to deserve it. Now, an educational

posted 11:17:23pm Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Fun With Astrology: Spilling The Goods On Aquarius
Once more it is time to march bravely into the dark of December and lighten things up a little! What can be said about Aquarius that hasn't already been said? "Man, that's strange." "Hey, what the heck IS that?" and of course the classic "We don't take to your kind around here." All those usua

posted 1:09:38am Dec. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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