essay 1-a - Astrology as a Pseudoscience Astrology, which...

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Astrology as a Pseudoscience Astrology, which is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as being “the study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs”, has been the center of scientific debates for decades. Astrology originated more than 2,000 years ago in Babylonia, and later was practiced by the Egyptians and the Greeks (Gray). Astrology has remained almost unchanged since then, even though test after test concludes that there is no basis for astrology to actually work or be true. “The basic claim and idea of astrology is that a baby's personality, character and whole future life are affected at the moment of birth by the location of the sun, moon and planets along the zodiac” (Gray). Millions of people rely on astrology to predict their future, and these people read their horoscopes daily almost as if their horoscopes are their Holy Bible. What would these people do, however, if they found out that astrology was nothing but a hoax; a fake
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course NR 435 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at New Hampshire.

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