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January 25, 2021

Astrology is the Old Homeopathy

Filed under: Culture,Reason,Science — Steve Ruis @ 9:01 am
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If you did not already know, homeopathy is bunk, complete bunk. Core principles in homeopathy are things like “the more you dilute a medicine, the stronger it gets.” Imagine a bar serving drinks using that principle, e.g. “Let me freshen up that drink with a little tap water,” spaketh the Barman.

Astrology has been around far longer than homeopathy but it, too, is a zombie idea, an idea that died a long time ago but just won’t stay dead.

For some strange reason, fairly reputable sources of news and comment still provide “astrological advice.” None of these advice columns explains how it is that the positions of the planets in the night sky, some which are upwards of a billion miles away, have any affect whatsoever on events in Earth? Clearly the moon has an effect on things like tides and whatnot, but other than that?

I am sure the powers that be in these news organs consider “astrology columns” to be entertainment, but actions have consequences. By publishing such nonsense, the publishers are encouraging people to consider causes and effects that are in no way connected. This does not exactly promote good thinking or good behavior amongst the readers of said outlets.

Now, I am sure the circulation managers of those outlets will argue that mixing in entertainment with their “newsy” articles will facilitate views or purchases of subscriptions. This, I believe, is true . . . which is why we have the comics. And I don’t see people planning their day around their morning Dilbert strip.

6 Comments »

  1. Well hey … the bible is published so why not astrological advice!!??! Hmmmm? I mean, one is as authentic as the other, right?

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    Comment by Nan — January 25, 2021 @ 11:50 am | Reply

    • Well, the Bible rails against astrologers and then they go on and on about how three “wise men” (Yeah, that’s the ticket!) followed a star, er, bright light (Now we’re talking.) to discover the miraculous birth of the son of god!

      They want what they want when they want it. How could it be any simpler.

      Of course, the “halos” of Christian iconography are sun symbols and the Romans considered Jesus to be a sun god because he was claimed to be the “son” of god. (He was also a bright child, very bright.) There were 12 disciples because (there were 12 signs of the zodiac), … there is a lot of astrology in the bible, even after folks tried to purge it out.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 25, 2021 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

      • As with most things in life, people see what they want to see. Especially when it reinforces personal beliefs.

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        Comment by Nan — January 25, 2021 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

  2. I remember reading my horoscope when I was a kid. I was always pretty sure it was hokum, yet always looked for truth in it somehow. Like Nan alludes to, people tend to find what they are looking for.

    I got over it, just as I got over religion.

    ” By publishing such nonsense, the publishers are encouraging people to consider causes and effects that are in no way connected. This does not exactly promote good thinking or good behavior amongst the readers of said outlets.” It is a terrible way to think! Ass backwards and illogical.

    Homeopathy, lol! My power crystals work way better! 😉

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    Comment by shelldigger — January 27, 2021 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

    • I need to recharge my power crystals. (Actually there were such things back in the day of crystal rectifiers … and dilithium crystals.)

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 28, 2021 @ 8:05 am | Reply


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