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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Hogwash! CLEARLY this horoscope is fallacious! Everyone now the only TRUE horoscopes are based on the Chinese Zodiac!
No, no, NO! True horiscopes come from the Scottish zodiac of the Twelve Tartans.
If Genesis had taken place in Scotland, would they be the Twelve Clans? (The rest of the analogy is left as an exercise for the entertainment of the reader, lol. I have work to do.)
Moses parted the Irish Sea, and they wandered in Ulster for 40 years, before taking a boat back to Glasgow, where they all stopped for a wee dram.
It also gives new meaning to the phrase “No True Scotsman.”
Hemant… more random posts like this, please…
I prefer reading my future in the entrails of small woodland creatures.
Absolutely ridiculous. I’m surprised you would fall for such hogwash. It’s been scientifically proven that planet and star alignments at the time of one’s birth have no impact whatsoever on the predictability of one’s personality or future. Source: My tea leaves.
Bullcrap! I just slaughtered a chicken, and it’s spilled entrails tell me that the stars and planets are good for picking lottery numbers. Jupiter determines the Powerball, so says this pancreas.
This reminds me of theoretical physicist Sean Carroll’s excellent video ‘God is Not a Good Theory’. Paraphrasing, he says — after a basic overview of quantum field theory — that, because of what we know of physics, we can rule out astrology because, for example, although Saturn could technically be said to be contributing a tiny bit to the overall fields around you at the time of your birth, its effect is less than that of the nurse standing beside you.
Sean Carroll also says we can rule out psychic powers, because they would have to operate on the physical world — and if there were any such forces, they would have to be less that 1/100,000th of the strength of gravity (or they could only operate at a distance less than that between two quarks in a proton in the nucleus of an atom) or else they would have been detected by now. And gravity is very weak, as he demonstrates by jumping, thus overcoming the gravity of the entire earth.
Thank you! And that’s why I love the Onion. Multiple levels of satire stacked upon each other.
We Sagittarians don’t believe in astrology.
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