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  1. This was a happy chapter. Thanks Dodger!
  2. No, sorry that definition of astrology is too limited. Astrology claims to be much more than just calculating a celestial map. Astrology is a type of divination that involves the forecasting of earthly and human events through the observation and interpretation of the fixed stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the planets. edit: definition source; encyclopedia britannica
  3. It does not imply that others can't question one's beliefs.
  4. You write faster than I can read. I will put it on my list 😀 Scientists being human is not an excuse, just an observation.
  5. As long as one is not bothering others one can believe what one wants. Now you are getting in my field: random number generators, white and pink noise. I am not familiar with the University of Virginia research. What Google tells me after a quick search is that this regards pseudo-RNGs. No surprise that the results will be predictable and possible biased then. But maybe we are getting off topic with our very entertaining (for me at least) slow chat. ☺️
  6. I agree. Just making sure we are on the same page here 😉
  7. Is is easy to test scientifically and it has been done many times. It always fell short of scientific evidence. A famous case where scientists came "close" to prove there was more between heaven and earth was the Stanford Research Institute. Specifically the testing of Uri Geller is still quoted as a huge success for parapsychology (mainly by Geller himself 😄). But the tests were laughably flawed at best. Scientifically the tests were of zero worth, but for PR purposes they are still gold. People just want to believe so desperately. That multiple astrologers come up with the same ch
  8. Many examples of that unfortunately. Scientists are human after all. Yet, we can not interpret Schopenhauer in a way that makes everything that is ridiculed an eventual truth. Many ideas are ridiculed for good reason. Lack of repeatability, lack of falsifiability and lack of testable predictions are very good reasons for ridicule.
  9. The entertainment value of astrology and other things that are "more between heaven and earth" is certainly there. I like to read stories like that. That is innocent enough. But I draw the line at considering any of it possible/real/truth. Unfortunately too many people that are searching for something spiritual are falling in the traps of nonsense and lies. Quite quickly it becomes not so innocent anymore.
  10. I am pretty sure that he was not talking about astrology here. He is often misused as an ally for astrology, but he was no more than a man of his time. A time where religion and superstitions were overbearing. It is claimed he liked to attribute some protective powers to an amulet which he wore. Which would be more of an animistic nature than astrological. And because you misused the great Leonardo 😁 I will give you this nice quote about astrology and connections: “Astrology provides a brilliant proof of the miserable subjectivity of human beings, as a result of which they relate eve
  11. My conclusion out of that is that you participate in the mass delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality. 😜
  12. I am not impressed with the Cobourg police department. Investigating violent attacks seems not to be important to them.
  13. This was short and sweet. Organised mono-theism has a lot of negative influences.
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