Astrology. 2/18/1996. …lots and lots and lots of math. Goals. What is science? How does science work? Is astrology a science? Why should we care? Is science just another belief?. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. Science as a tool.
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…lots and lots and lots of math.
“A conjecture; guess” (Webster’s Dictionary)
“A model which has been born out by repeated tests and observation.”
“Evolution is just a theory, it is not a fact.”
“Einstein’s Theory of Relativity”
Which of the following is NOT a hallmark of science?
Viking Orbiter (1976)
Mars Global Surveyor (1998)
What are some of the common characteristics of pseudoscience?
“One of the other prime uses of astrology is in connection with the basic psychology of children and recognizing in children, at an early age, a basis for later psychological difficulties. The horoscope is perhaps the best method to reveal these tendencies while the child is still in infancy. When parents know from the beginning where the seeds of difficulties lie in the child's life, early care and training might mitigate much later unhappiness.”
- The Cosmic Palette: Astrology 101 by Haizen Paige
(TIME, May 16, 1988) --
“The First Lady dabbled in astrology as far back as 1967. In 1981 [Joan] Quigley made Nancy [Reagan] a believer …. And from then on, no presidential public appearance was slated without the Friend's say-so. To this day, Nancy's Friend continues to influence the President's schedule. For the Reagan-Gorbachev Washington summit, she cast the charts of both men and determined
that 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 1987, was the most propitious moment for them to sign the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty. At Nancy's behest, the entire summit was built around that hour. For the upcoming Moscow summit, Gorbachev's chart (he is a Pisces) has been recast alongside Reagan's (Aquarius).”
“[Former White House Chief of Staff, Donald] Regan and others make a compelling case that in 1986 and 1987 astrological influence dramatically reduced the presidency's effectiveness, at least partly, by keeping Ronald Reagan under wraps for much of the time. Nancy's intrusions in the scheduling process, Regan said in an interview with TIME last week, ‘began to interfere with the normal conduct of the presidency.’”
(TIME, May 16, 1988)