Friday, March 24, 2006
The Straight Dope: Is astrology for real?
The Straight Dope: Is astrology for real?: "...But to say astrology can be helpful doesn't mean it has any objective validity. Studies have shown that (1) astrologers trying to deduce someone's personality from his chart do no better than chance; (2) astrologers studying the same chart come to opposite conclusions as often as not; (3) the birth dates of people with occupations linked to certain signs (e.g., politicians, scientists, soldiers) are in fact randomly distributed throughout the zodiac; and (4) couples with 'incompatible' signs get married and divorced at the same rate as compatible couples."