Astrologers and other inhabitants of parallel universes

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Astrologers and other inhabitants of parallel universes

Post by Admin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:00 am

A Chris French piece, typically against but some of his arguments should stop and make people think a bit harder about how they explain things


http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/07/astrologers-parallel-universes
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Post by mac on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:42 am

Shouldn't that be 'astronomers'....etc?

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Post by Wes on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:46 am

All his arguments seem to be saying "you are wrong, even though I admit you may be right"
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Post by Admin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:48 am

That is why he is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London heading the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit and we are mere mortals.
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Post by Wes on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:54 am

This mortal is amused that he implies that Astrology is a new fad, even though it has been around for thousands of years, and continues to evolve and adapt as new discoveries in astronomy are made.

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Post by Admin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:58 am

Sceptics like Chris French do have a tendency to amuse, the sad thing is that he is head of that unit - the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit. This is the latest buzz term to represent an advance from Parapsychology to give it an extra veneer of respectability.

Personally I feel that people heading units like this should be neutral with an open mind for all possibilities.
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Post by Wes on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:01 am

Hmmm, so he needs to be less fixed and more mutable, astrologically speaking of course, hee hee.
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Post by Admin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:05 am

Maybe it would all make sense if we knew his star sign, place, date and time of birth. I have a very good astrologer in the Monday Night Group who could cast his reading.

However, as an astrologer, he states that we are totally wrong about this free will business, our fates and our journey are written in the stars. All we can choose iare the little things. Creates some interesting debates but he is a great bloke.
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Post by Wes on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 am

I would lean towards Silver Birch's opinion on astrology, that it is good for revealing what your tendencies are, and that's about all Very Happy

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