Astrological Fallacy

For several decades, researchers tracked more than 2,000 people – most of them born within minutes of each other. According to astrology, the subject should have had very similar traits.

The babies were originally recruited as part of a medical study begun in London in 1958 into how the circumstances of birth can affect future health. More than 2,000 babies born in early March that year were registered and their development monitored at regular intervals.

Researchers looked at more than 100 different characteristics, including occupation, anxiety levels, marital status, aggressiveness, sociability, IQ levels and ability in art, sport, mathematics and reading – all of which astrologers claim can be gauged from birth charts.

The scientists failed to find any evidence of similarities between the “time twins”, however. They reported in the current issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies: “The test conditions could hardly have been more conducive to success . . . but the results are uniformly negative.”

It is an interesting piece of research. This is the sort of investigation which ‘science’ (also known as systematic¬†common sense) is able to undergo. And I am not surprised at all with the verdict. The environment does not have an unknown energy that affects only certain types of people. That clearly has too many contradictions on the way we perceive ourselves and how we relate to one another.

Read the full article from this link: Astrologers Fail to Predict Proof They Are Wrong.

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