Astrology loses…again

Astrology loses…again

In the Euro 2004 soccer championship, two Danish astrologers tried their luck in predicting the outcome of the matches. Based on the thousands of years of experience, it should be a relatively easy task to determine such a binary result. Alas, it turned out to be yet another astrological failure of cataclysmic proportions.

Sun sign (in)compatibility

Sun sign (in)compatibility

One of the more amusing aspects of an astrologer’s life is to predict who will be suitable as a partner for the client. This can be done in seconds: Merely compare the two persons’ astrological signs and you have the answer. There are many astrologers who advocate this procedure, often very famous ones, so you would think that it really works. Hey, Astrologer X wouldn’t be successful if it didn’t work, right? Wrong.

PSI-TECH: Not so Smart

by Claus Larsen This is a grisly tale. It will not please many people. It is a story about an abducted girl, a family in grief and fear and a bunch of vultures, who prey on parents with a missing child, while marketing their own, bogus claims of being able to find dead bodies. The tale...
Gravity it ain’t…

Gravity it ain’t…

Astrologers have a hard time explaining what really is making astrology “work”. Most claim it is gravity, based on the old analogy of the Moon causing the tides: If the Moon can cause the waters on Earth to move, then why not the water in our bodies? After all, we consist of about 70% water, so it follows that the Moon has a similar effect on us. So should the rest of the planets, the logic goes. How much of a pull is this anyway?

Did Robert Zoller predict 9-11?

Robert Zoller is the self-proclaimed “world’s leading proponent of Western Predictive Astrology also known as Medieval Astrology.” Among his feats, he claims to have predicted the events on 9-11 no less than twelve months in advance. Better look into that one.

Time is not on Astrology's side

Time is not on Astrology's side

One thing immediately strikes the student of Astrology: The predominant feature is confusion. No consensus seems to be achievable on just how Astrology works. Sure, it’s the planets that “”influence”” us humans here on Earth, but that’s about where the agreement ends. And when we look at the basic piece of data that all Astrology centers around – the time you were born – it turns out that it isn’t as simple as one might have hoped.

Guess the celebrity!

Guess the celebrity!

When astrologers claim horoscopes work, they often point to celebrities, lay out a chart for them and interpret their (already known) lives as proof that astrology works. But what if nobody knows who the charted person is, yet is still part of our “common conciousness”? Can an astrologer tell something decisive about an unknown person?

John Hogue: Really bad prophet

John Hogue: Really bad prophet

John Hogue is a self-anointed prophet, born in 1955 in Hollywood, CA. He has a high-school degree, but claims to have read enough of his own to “become a Rhodes Scholar”. He, of course, could not be bothered with the dumbing-down process of academia. Maybe that’s why he makes uneducated guesses that turn out to be less accurate than he would have us believe.