Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Debunking Astrology

I have been rather amused watching the furor over recent changes to the astrological charts. Astrology is a monumentally ridiculous idea; the notion that the stars control our personality and behavior is every bit as stupid as the notion that everyone born in the Chinese year of the dog is going to behave the same. Here’s a video by James Randi showing how simple it is to debunk astrology.

Randi once wrote an astrology column for a newspaper under an assumed name. He took astrology columns from other newspapers, mixed them up and randomly placed them next to the zodiac signs. He got hundreds of letters telling him how accurate his horoscopes were.