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Nature, History, Methodology, Theories, and Debunking
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Tested personality traits of Leos and found no correlation for leadership etc.
The tendencies did not differ between signs.
Gauquelin (1979) gave free horoscopes.
Recipients responded to the accuracy.
94% said was accurate and so did 90% of friends and family.
All of them had the same horoscope--of a mass murderer.Studies In Astrology
Less than 5% were correct and most could have been based on probability.
Famous scientists in Astrology (Gauquelin -- who had people rate the same horoscope --Newton).
Only 10% of Americans believe there can’t be anything to it.Studies In Astrology
Remember coincidences not misses
power of suggestion
scientists who do believe in astrology doesn’t prove it.
because users believe it works doesn’t mean it does.
Electromagnetic effect of a clock would be greater than the nearest planet at birth.
Correlation does not imply causality.Debunking Astrology
Why were there not inaccuracies noted from not using yet undiscovered planets such as Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?
Most full moon studies causing strange behavior have been attributed to suggestion not causality. Therefore, the moon does not effect behavior.Debunking Astrology
Planet of war (Mars) was prominent.
Became a triumphant general.
1632 same general consulted astrologist who said conditions were unfavorable.
His troops lost.
He was found a few days after killed by his own soldiers in the month Keppler predicted for his death 26 years earlier.Keppler in Astrology