Poll: How do you feel about astrology?
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View poll results: How do you feel about astrology?
All of it is bull.
74 70%
I read my horoscope occasionally and it's BS
13 12%
I read my horoscope sometimes and it's usually right
5 5%
I read my horoscope all the time and it's always right
1 1%
My birth-sign description is dead on.
3 3%
My birth-sign description is bull.
0 0%
I don't know, it's a little weird though, couldn't tell you.
10 9%
Voters: 106.
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#1
Do you?

Poll coming.
"The future's uncertain, and The End is always near."
-Jim Morrison
#3
Sorry, I'm unfortunately not a dumbass.
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#5
Nope. Not in the slightest. Literary tricks, combined with the Barnum effect, combined with bull**** science. Not for me thanks.
#6
All of it is bull
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.

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#7
I don't believe in the forcasting thing. As has been said, not a moron lol.

But I think it can be used for personality traits: I mean, if you were born at a certain time of year, chances are you can work when you were concieved. And due to eating different foods/its a different temp and other enviromental factors at your time of conception, it could influence your personality. Maybe. So most people born at a certain time were also concieved at a certain time, so all share some personality traits etc etc
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#10
There were originally going to 13 but they took one away because 13 is unlucky.
So IF they were right they'd still be way off.
#11
Of course it isn't. I believe that The Lord will answer all our questions and problems.



What the guy with the red-face avatar with an awesome mustache said.
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#13
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I don't believe in the forcasting thing. As has been said, not a moron lol.

But I think it can be used for personality traits: I mean, if you were born at a certain time of year, chances are you can work when you were concieved. And due to eating different foods/its a different temp and other enviromental factors at your time of conception, it could influence your personality. Maybe. So most people born at a certain time were also concieved at a certain time, so all share some personality traits etc etc


Your conception has nothing to do with your personality. That's formed through your genetic heritage and certain environmental factors, that would only come after birth. You don't even have a brain at conception, there's no way it could influence you cognitively because you have no cognitive abilities at all.

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#14
Who doesn't? I mean I can see the stars myself.
^Note: Probably sarcastic
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Quote by pigeonmafia
I don't believe in the forcasting thing. As has been said, not a moron lol.

But I think it can be used for personality traits: I mean, if you were born at a certain time of year, chances are you can work when you were concieved. And due to eating different foods/its a different temp and other enviromental factors at your time of conception, it could influence your personality. Maybe. So most people born at a certain time were also concieved at a certain time, so all share some personality traits etc etc


At least you're thinking about it, but it's still bull.
It seems impossible to me that temperature would have an influence on the development of a foetus, especially not on the personality.

EDIT: Basically what aaciseric said... Great minds think alike?
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#17
No, and I think anyone who does believe in astrology should be deported to the sun.

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Who doesn't? I mean I can see the stars myself.

That's astronomy
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No I think anyone who does should be deported to the sun.


That's astronomy

Same thing.
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#20
Quote by Jackolas
Serious question.

How do the writers of horoscopes collect.. the.. erm.. data?

They make it up, quite simply.

Sorry, they consult their crystal balls and shrunken heads for insights into the deeper workings of the universe, through which can be seen special and individual significance for each living person on earth.
#22
Quote by Kumanji
They make it up, quite simply.

Sorry, they consult their crystal balls and shrunken heads for insights into the deeper workings of the universe, through which can be seen special and individual significance for each living person on earth.


At least Johnathon Cainer supports... Inspiration Foundation UK, Stand with Tibet, Freedom for Burma, Campaign to End Slavery, The Hunger Site, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Save the Rainforest, Friends of the Earth, Chicken Shed Theatre Company, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

So that's the good part I guess.
#23
Quote by ALiFe
At least you're thinking about it, but it's still bull.
It seems impossible to me that temperature would have an influence on the development of a foetus, especially not on the personality.

EDIT: Basically what aaciseric said... Great minds think alike?


Indeed they do.

Quote by Jackolas
Serious question.

How do the writers of horoscopes collect.. the.. erm.. data?


Well you know how when you write a song, you make it all up yourself? It's pretty much the same process I think.
#24
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Same thing.


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So that's the good part I guess.

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I hate him already.
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#25
isnt there a book that they flip through and randomly chose something from?
#26
Quote by Kensai

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I hate him already.

Why? Animals need protection.

But that's another tin of worms

Though it's all well and good him supporting those causes, he peddles rubbish on a vast scale and probably only affords such grace because of his vast income built on salving people's guilt. Sorry to be a cynic, but a philanthropic delusionist is still a delusionist.
#27
Meh, I was just pointing out some ways in which it could work and when i said food etc, I mean what the mother eats during the time the foetus is in the womb, which could affect development
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#28
A professor told his class a highly renowned astrologer wrote each of them personal horoscopes. Each student was given his or her personally written horoscope. Each student said his or her horoscope was dead on. The professor told the class to pass their horoscopes to the people behind them. Each horoscope was exactly the same.
#29
Quote by Kumanji
Why? Animals need protection.

But that's another tin of worms

Though it's all well and good him supporting those causes, he peddles rubbish on a vast scale and probably only affords such grace because of his vast income built on salving people's guilt. Sorry to be a cynic, but a philanthropic delusionist is still a delusionist.


I didn't even know who it was but as soon as I saw he supported PETA I assumed he was an idiot.

As usual, I was right.

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A professor told his class a highly renowned astrologer wrote each of them personal horoscopes. Each student was given his or her personally written horoscope. Each student said his or her horoscope was dead on. The professor told the class to pass their horoscopes to the people behind them. Each horoscope was exactly the same.


And it turns out the proffessor had been dead for 5 years
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#30
No. If one of your loved ones starts practising astrology, and swans around the house all day chanting about planetary influence and crystal balls...suspect drugs. ಠ_ಠ
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No. If one of your loved ones starts practising astrology, and swans around the house all day chanting about planetary influence and crystal balls...suspect drugs. ಠ_ಠ


Or just GTFO immediately
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#32
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A professor told his class a highly renowned astrologer wrote each of them personal horoscopes. Each student was given his or her personally written horoscope. Each student said his or her horoscope was dead on. The professor told the class to pass their horoscopes to the people behind them. Each horoscope was exactly the same.


I think Derren Brown's test was cooler. He used a larger sample and got the same results more or less, though i'm skeptical about the bolded part. It fascinates me that the Barnum effect takes effect constantly. Any time you hear a song lyric and think it sounds like 'what you're going through' at that point, you've fallen victim to it.
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#33
If you believe in it you're fucking stupid.

And even stupider if you try to argue about it rationally. It's one thing to believe in the most retarded thing in the world, but it's another thing entirely to be so removed from reality to think you have a rational reason for believing in it.
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#34
Quote by guitarnoobie
A professor told his class a highly renowned astrologer wrote each of them personal horoscopes. Each student was given his or her personally written horoscope. Each student said his or her horoscope was dead on. The professor told the class to pass their horoscopes to the people behind them. Each horoscope was exactly the same.


Good post.
#35
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#36
How Planets and the flickering of stars any influence on our dull lives?

EDIT: sorry, i forgot the verbs...
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#37
Anyone who answered anything other than "All of it is bull" should be beaten to near death with a heavy sack of door knobs and then be forced to eat said door knobs.
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#38
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Anyone who answered anything other than "All of it is bull" should be beaten to near death with a heavy sack of door knobs and then be forced to eat said door knobs.


'I read my horoscope occasionally and it's BS '

Bit harsh, like
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#39
How can you eat door knobs after you're dead?

Also, I think door handles would be much more painful if that's what you're aiming for.
#40
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'I read my horoscope occasionally and it's BS '

Bit harsh, like

We have to be harsh with these people. You have to be cruel to be kind after all. You also have to be cruel to be cruel.

...Being cruel is the best option it would seem.
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How can you eat door knobs after you're dead?

Also, I think door handles would be much more painful if that's what you're aiming for.

I said beat them to near death, you monster.
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