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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
Moonstruck! Does The Full Moon Influence Behavior?
Here is one study referenced from the link above: 4,190 suicides were examined in an attempt to correlate the frequency with the phase of the moon. So when are you most likely to commit suicide? Monday.


Ah come on, everyone hates mondays.
 
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
Moonstruck! Does The Full Moon Influence Behavior?
Here is one study referenced from the link above: 4,190 suicides were examined in an attempt to correlate the frequency with the phase of the moon. So when are you most likely to commit suicide? Monday.


That is because rainy days and Mondays always get you down.
 
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Is Astrology science? To answer this, we first need to determine what is science, when we say science, what type of phenomena are we talking about? Only then we can say whether astrology is a science or not. Otherwise, we can keep arguing whole life.
The point is that astrology is an "observational" thing. The underlying concept is that "when a {set of stars} are in {certain positions}, {some effects} can be observed." (whether a heavenly body caused those effects or not can be debated but is really immaterial). Based of this theory people have developed rules: when X then Y. It is NOT, "Because of X, Y will happen".
It is probably same as numerous correlation algorithms that people use to predict stock market. Again, it is not "cause and effect". Of course, not everybody trusts these algorithms. But some do.
My belief is a little different. I do believe that stars can cause influence but I don't know if anybody can really figure out these influences because there are just too many parameters.
 
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I do believe that stars can cause influence....
such as "Movie Stars"
 
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<H3>To Whom It May Concern:</H3>
Of course Astrology is not a science. To call it otherwise is to show ignorance.
Not across-the-board ignorance, but ignorance about what science is.
Like it was stated before in this thread (more or less), the scientific, experimental method, requires the duplication of results produced by experiments, every time.
For example, every time some specific chemical elements are mixed in a prescribe way, a certain chemical reaction occurs (I'm referring to regular college chemistry and not to cases where quantum effects begin to matter; let's not digress, please...).
Needless to say, you can't do the same with astrology.
For that matter, psychology may be included in that "bag". And sociology too.
These last two disciplines (notice that I didn't say sciences), are as much art as they pretend to be "sciences".
They are disciplines, not science.
Same with astrology.
There are very few people in the wold that are really adept at extracting some information from any of these disciplines especially astrology.
I guess that by saying that I am saying that there is "some truth" to the Correspondences between what's Above and what's Below...
It took, after my BSc in Physics, some research during 3 decades to conclude that yes; there is something there
BTW, before [generic] you call me superstitious, if you believe in God, then you are at least as "superstitious" as you erroneously think I am!
Signin' OFF for now...
 
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