Questionnaire for Scientists
(Males in particular)
Astrology is too unscientific and vague to be of any use. It is better to walk around in complete darkness rather than to hold a dimly-lit candle.
The 3 Magi (Persian Astrologers) who "followed the star" were just fortunate since their methodology was based on nonsense. They were definitely foolish to have embarked on a 500-mile journey by camel just because of a hunch that they had.
There is no such thing as luck or synchronicity. Nothing is linked that is not scientifically related. Most things can be explained by chaos theory.
Galilei, Copernicus, Kepler, Brahe and Newton may be amongst the greatest scientists of all time but they were fools to have practised astrology. What? Newton wasn't an astrologer? He dedicated half his works to the study of alchemy, which is almost entirely based on astrological principles.
Assuming the arbitrary figure of there being about 100 general delusions one can suffer from, I agree the odds of these great men all suffering from the same delusion are about one in ten billion.
I, along with the majority of the scientific community, am placing the foundation stone of my education and whole belief system on that single chance. (Even though I have to agree that in most instances that would make me a sure loser)
Astrology irritates me. It threatens my education, knowledge and status and is practised by a bunch of charlatans. Astrologers need to learn what the scientific method entails.
I am aware that two of the main orignators of the scientific method, Galileo and Newton, were astrologers. That part really confuses me.
We are near the boundaries of discovering all laws governing the Universe. Science can explain just about everything that takes place.
The precession of the equinoxes disproves astrology. Well, to me, at least - I don't really understand the difference between the tropical and sidereal zodiac. But, being unbiased in my opinions and using the same brush, we have found some anomalies in Newton's theories as well as those regarding Einstein's relativity, so therefore their theories must be total bunkum.
The week Pluto or Saturn hit my Sun nothing happened. Same when they hit Venus - ask my ex. (Author: Sorry, I don't mean to make fun of this. The week Pluto hit my Sun my father died. When it hit my Sun again on the retrograde pass a year later, my fiance's father died.)
The obstetrician at my birth created more of a gravitational pull on me than did Mars. We can only look at gravity. There can be no other possible force or mechanism. There are no more energies or natural phenomena to be discovered. We overlook the fact that the planets, by transit, act on an abstract map called the birth chart, not the body itself. The birth chart is simply the positions of the planets at the time of birth: How could gravity possibly act on that? And to add to how ridiculous this view is, there is a thing called the progressed birth-chart, a snapshot of the planets taken n days after you are born, where each day represents one year, and the planets act on that as well, which is even more abstract. Transiting planets do not act on something that exists in your scientific world, so stop looking for anwers there. Stop wasting time trying to discover or think of a 'force' driving it, or using that to try and discredit it. You know so little about what you so eagerly attack with such bigotry it makes me sick.
On the subject of gravity, I can accept that the Moon affects most animal life on earth. What confuses me is that this holds true for animals living in a desert, even when the Moon is on the other side of the Earth and its gravity is swamped by it. I shudder to think how small Pluto's gravity is when acting through the Earth, but those that have studied its effects for many years tell me it is the most powerful planet, even when in this position. It is even stronger when in conjunction, i.e. when acting THROUGH or parallel to the mass of the Sun. Quite amazing. Two grains of sugar a mile away having such a huge influence on the inhabitants of a lentil hidden behind a pumpkin.
I've given it some thought, I wonder how distant bodies can act on us, how is it possible, what the mechanism may be. The part I omit in my reckoning is that these bodies don't actually act on me, they act on an abstract thing called my birth chart, which is simply a map showing the planet positions at the time of my birth.
Humans are fickle and will gladly pass down a lie from generation to generation for 7000 years. These people had and have nothing better to do.
There is no common thread in the Tarot, Runes, i-Ching, Kabbalah, bone-throwing, tea-leaf reading or similar bunkum. Random means random. The microcosm does not reflect the macrocosm. Only gravity and inertia act on the objects.
I know how to progress a birthchart using primary directions and secondary progressions. I am aware of transits and progressions of my own birthchart and they do not affect me or my circumstances at all.
My total experience and study of Astrology adds up to a few hours but I like to argue with those who have studied it for 40 years or more.
I am aware that Albert Einstein was "favorably impressed" by an astrological treatise compiled by a nephew of Dr. Adler.
Astrology spreads purpose, hope and unity. I spread chance, sterility and random-theory.
My associates would ridicule me if I looked deeper into the subject.
The billion or so people around the world who see some degree of truth in astrology are all misguided. This group, sadly, includes my wife and her friends. I can only shake my head.
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In a nutshell, the greatest scientists of all time either practised or were impressed by astrology. If this fact does not alert your intuition or at least prick up your ears then I am sorry to have wasted your time.
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