Respectful Insolence

The unsinkable rubber duck

Skeptico explains why confirmation bias and the Forer effect make astrology seem like it might work when it’s really a load of crap. As usual, he makes it plain why astrology is bunk, reiterating his Astrology Challenge.

Comments

  1. #1 Toni Riga
    September 21, 2006

    Not to hijack the thread, but knowing how you like to debunk Holocaust deniers, I thought your readers might be interested in the postings at http://puppy.mortalblog.com I think puppy is trying to be funny, but I don’t really care for his humor. You can end his “humor” by visiting his site and clicking the Vote Down button – all it takes is about 60 more down votes and his blog will be deleted.

  2. #2 Puppy
    September 22, 2006

    Yesterday in a Blog-Survivor type competition called MortalBlog every blogger was *supposed* to go all conspiracy-theory and try to get his readers to believe they believed.

    If you visited my site, and believed I was a holocaust denier, I was successful.

    Tony Riga is ToadOnALeash in the competition and admitted he made this comment post yesterday. I feel it was a fun-thing for him to do in a competition that is meant to be fun, but you can make your own decision. And it certainly was within the rules.

    I do hope if you went to my blog yesterday and voted down, you will consider going there today and voting up. I am not a holocaust denier, far from it. I have relatives who were part of the six million.

  3. #3 Toni Riga
    September 22, 2006

    Okay, now we have hijacked the thread –

    To Puppy –

    Being an insider I knew the posts were a farse, but I was still uncomfortable with them – it seemed too over the top, a little too easy. now I see why (and I was secretly hoping that was the case). so forgive me, (or not), for attempting to assassinate you. Oops, my bad.

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