A significant percentage of the population believes in astrology. This is the notion that the positions of the stars and planets in the sky at the moment of your birth have an influence on your characteristics, and that their positions over time influence daily events. Can this be possible? By what mechanism does this influence propagate? If it’s true, why haven’t we encountered anything like this in our study of astronomy? Shouldn’t we be able to do experiments to test its validity? We sure can. Let’s take a real good look at what astrology proposes, and see if we can to the bottom of whether there is any truth to it or not.
Large-scale study showing no correlation between date of birth and personality: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886905004046
Astrologers can’t match natal charts to psychological profiles: http://www.objectiveastrology.net/uploads/1/6/7/2/16726802/a_double-blind_test_of_astrology_carlsons_original_article_in_nature.pdf
More failure by astrologers: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/jcs/2003/00000010/f0020006/art00010
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