Questions tagged [astrology]

A system by which position of celestial bodies at various times is claimed to exert varied effects on the lives of human beings.

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Are Democrats more likely to believe Astrology is a science?

In an answer on politics.SE, a Northwestern University study was highlighted, whose main findings included: more Democrats than Republicans think astrology is scientific Using Fisher’s Exact Test, ...
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Does astrology work?

I have been to astrologers couple of times. Once, whatever he said worked. Not sure if it is a coincidence. Does astrology work?
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Are the Claims of Edward Carpenter (and others) historically accurate regarding the Zodiac and biblical interpretation?

In Edward Carpenter's, "Pagan & Christian Creeds : Their Origin and Meaning" one of the claims is made that the golden calf story in Exodus is allegorical due to the astrological turning of the ...
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Chinese Birth Charts

A friend of mine recently became pregnant one of the more woo things she has come out with is Chinese Birth Charts. On the admittedly tiny data set of 5 the chart was 100% accurate. I in no way ...
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Does Chinese astrology influence death rates?

In Joseph Henrich's book The secret of our Success he discusses the importance of culture as a factor in the rise to success of Homo sapiens. In chapter 14 he specifically discusses examples where ...
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Does a waning moon have a positive influence on recovery after surgery?

After seeing my GP about a wart on my knee she suggested that any removal should be done while the moon is waning in order to improve recovery. This sounded, to put it mildly, odd to me. Have there ...