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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Could you tell me a little more about astrology? Like the different constellations, planets and so on? Thanks a million!
- Luiza (age v)
Hollycrest M. School, Toronto, Canada
A:
Astrology is a collection of ideas about connections between particular apparent positions of objects in the skies and events on Earth, such as the character traits of people. These effects make absolutely no sense in the context of our modern understanding of what gets transmitted from distant objects to Earth. To the best of our knowledge, no objective controlled study has ever demonstrated any reality to any of the claims of astrologers.

Yes, we know this is inviting a flood of angry emails.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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