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Thaggard Article Summary Thaggard begins his article by declaring that while many philosophers and historians of science agree that astrology is a pseudoscience, they do not agree upon why it is a pseudoscience. He claims that his article will propose a “complex criterion for distinguishing disciplines as pseudoscientific”. He begins with a brief description of astrology, doing his best to evaluate the discipline as fairly as possible. Thaggard then touches briefly upon astrology’s historical development, noting that it lost a lot of its popularity in the eighteenth century, but since the 1930’s it has regained much of its audience. He also brings up the fact that certain scientists, namely Bok and Jerome, have attempted to reverse the current trend by issuing a statement attacking astrology. The statement issued by Bok and company raises the issues of astrology’s magical origins, lack of a physical foundation, and the fact that people believe it merely out of longing for comfort. Thaggard demonstrates that the aforementioned issues are
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