Amateur astrologer discovers new constellation

Amateur astrologer discovers new constellation

Amateur astrologer discovers new constellation

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Jan. 25 2011 1:00 PM

Amateur astrologer discovers new constellation

[This will, I hope, be my last post about astrology for a while. Until and unless, at least, some other nontroversy pops up.]

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But most astrologers reject Kunkle’s claims, convinced that the science of astronomy, and the methodological naturalism it uses to derive facts from detailed observation and reliable mathematical models, can’t say anything about who should marry whom or what lottery numbers they should play.

"You’re right, we can’t do that," said each and every astronomer reached for comment. "That’s not the point."

Tip o' the equinoctial precession to Jason Goodbody.