I am stealing a question from the new poll…
Do you put any stock in astrology? Why? How? (etc, etc)
Haha I was confused myself reading that one :)
Yes, in the sense that we should pay attention to the revolutions, and cycles we can observe. Look how beneficial it was for us to realize it becomes winter and summer every year? I feel there are much greater cycles out there, and to be aware of them would be a good thing.
I attribute Jesus losing a lot of credibility due to freer exchange of information(the internet), and advancements in science. We are evolving past the need for such explanations. I used to dabble in astrology and was almost convinced after doing some charts for at least 5 friends that were detailed accounts of their personalities and dead accurate. Nowadays I lean towards astrology being bogus, but I don’t have all the necessary info to be completely on one side of the fence or the other. For astrology to be true it would have to mean that people are destined to be a certain way and I have hard time believing that.
The Forer Effect it explains a lot about religion and horoscopes:
Ah, this goes back to coincidence theory. haha.
That theory, since we are made of particles, would give us freedom of free choice and will, to a certain extent. Could humans be consisted of violating particles, that one day the galaxy would have to set straight?
Celestial bodies have magnetic fields and radiation and other stuff that affects their surroundings. The whole universe is connected, the magnetic forces alone are massive and one planet changing will cause a chain reaction etc.
Everything is made out of energy, electrical currents. Electromagnetic fields affect so much. Changes in the space around our planet affect us. Just look at how the cycle of the moon affects the tide of waters and the mood of animals (including humans.) Or how the seasons of the year affect people’s and animals’ behavior.
I don’t believe in horoscopes or zodiac signs or a predefined destiny or things like that, to me that’s all looney mumbojumbo. But I know that the random events in space affect us to various degrees. This isn’t supernatural or mystic at all, it’s simple physics.
Does that make me a believer in astrology or a non-believer? I really don’t know and I don’t care about such labels. I believe in space and physics.
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