William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 30, May, 2008

Astrology

Filed under: Group blogging — williamthecoroner @ 22:32
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Folks are blogging on a theme today.  Astrology.  Well, Zeusie see, Zeusie, do.  I wasn’t asked but, heck, I’ll just jump in anyway.  My take is this: Astrology is used for predictions to make Economics look like a hard science.

When you get right down to it, science, actual science, that can be used to predict things is so bloody interesting.  Find yourself a copy of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything.  For one thing you’ll be fascinated.  If you’re not fascinated, why are you reading my blog?  For another, you will have enough cocktail party trivia that will allow you to avoid politics, sports, and golf for the rest of your born days.

I am a science geek.  I like to find out why (and how) things work.  I firmly believe that people, on the individual level as well as the relationship level and the public policy level should find out what freakin’ works and, just as importantly, what doesn’t work, and use that as their guide instead of dogma, tradition, superstition, or ideology.

Though I’d like to learn more about cold reading.  I don’t know if I could pull it off with a straight face.

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