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Love the article. It’s floored me how many conversations I’ve overheard in the last few weeks in which people were legitimately upset or confused by this information. I always knew there were believers, but I had no idea how wide spread it was even in my own circle, nor how deeply their delusions seem rooted.
I think you perhaps unwittingly hit on the best solution; while you provide ample evidence and links for further reading, true believers won’t ever be swayed by that sort of thing. Yet in your humourous mockery of these silly ideas (I laughed) I think we may have a tactic.
People who believe in Astrology need to be openly laughed at. Their beliefs are so far out of date that it’s almost ridiculous to argue with them. (although I try to do that very thing here: http://post.ly/1Q0dj )
Thanks to recent events I’m aware of who a few more of them are. I’m going to start pointing at them in public and making stupid faces whilst yelling at the top of my lungs “YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY?????”
To take a page from Ricky Gervais, I’d be curious to hear what the argument FOR the scientific reliability astrology is. I mean, aside from stop picking on us you mean people at the BBC.
Pretty much zilch. The explanation I hear the most is gravity and people like to talk about tides and such but they forget that distance plays a huge factor in that. The computer in front of you has more gravitational pull than Jupiter does.
Was about to comment about the same thing. I distinctly remember a physics lecture in college where we proved that the doctor delivering a baby has astronomically more gravitational pull on the baby than Mars. Maybe we should have signs based on how thin-to-fat our doctors were?
Ha! That’s a great way of thinking about it. It also makes for great incentive to pick a good doctor for more ways than one.
Hey! There’s a “Which pokemon are you?” quiz, and my results are:
You Scored as Snorlax. You Eat and sleep nothing more no exercise just eat-sleep, eat-sleep day after day, no wonder you get so fat you hardly burn away everything you eat!
What is this? Spam?
Next it’ll be telling me that I can get viagara for 80% off.
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