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Astrology is a system of [[divination]] founded on the notion that the relative positions of celestial bodies can influence human affairs and personal lives. It is a baseless [[pseudoscience]] similar to [[homeopathy]] in that people believe it on no logical or evidential basis, but possibly only because it is comforting. In this way it is also similar to most religious beliefs. [[Carl Sagan]] and [[James Randi]] have been among the most vocal and staunch critics.
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Astrology is a system of [[divination]] founded on the notion that the relative positions of celestial bodies can influence human affairs and personal lives. It is a baseless [[pseudoscience]] similar to [[homeopathy]] in that people believe it on no logical or evidential basis, but possibly only because it is comforting. In this way it is also similar to most religious beliefs. [[Carl Sagan]] and [[James Randi]] are among the most notable and staunch critics.
  
 
"The desire to feel connected with the Cosmos reflects a profound reality: We are connected, not in the trivial ways that astrology promises, but in the deepest ways." - Carl Sagan
 
"The desire to feel connected with the Cosmos reflects a profound reality: We are connected, not in the trivial ways that astrology promises, but in the deepest ways." - Carl Sagan

Revision as of 09:52, 18 April 2011

Astrology is a system of divination founded on the notion that the relative positions of celestial bodies can influence human affairs and personal lives. It is a baseless pseudoscience similar to homeopathy in that people believe it on no logical or evidential basis, but possibly only because it is comforting. In this way it is also similar to most religious beliefs. Carl Sagan and James Randi are among the most notable and staunch critics.

"The desire to feel connected with the Cosmos reflects a profound reality: We are connected, not in the trivial ways that astrology promises, but in the deepest ways." - Carl Sagan

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