Can astrology be proven?

Scientific studies related to astrology have stopped after trying and not establishing the validity of astrological ideas. So far, there are no documented cases of astrology that contribute to a new scientific discovery. Scientifically, astrology has never been proven, but it dates back to the BC era. Does the position of astronomical bodies affect a person's life (beyond the basic climate)? Not.

The position and orientation of the sun in relation to the earth do cause seasons. Anyone who has removed snow from their walk in January, when they would rather be on the beach, can tell you that astronomical bodies definitely affect our lives. Solar flares cause electromagnetic disturbances on Earth that can disrupt satellites and even cause blackouts. The position of the moon causes ocean tides.

If you're a fisherman, the position of the moon can have a significant effect on your livelihood. The solar wind produces beautiful auroras, and sunlight itself is the main source of energy on our planet. But all these effects fall under the umbrella of basic climate, not astrology. Astrology states that astronomical bodies have an influence on people's lives beyond basic weather patterns, depending on their date of birth.

Numerous scientific studies have refuted that astronomical bodies affect people's lives according to their date of birth. For example, Peter Hartmann and his collaborators studied more than 4000 people and found no correlation between date of birth and personality or intelligence. In one of the most famous experiments, Shawn Carlson had 28 astrologers make predictions and then tested the accuracy of their predictions. Before conducting the experiment, he adjusted the method so that several independent scientists agreed that the method was scientifically sound, and also so that all astrologers would agree that the test was fair.

As published in Nature, he found that astrologers could not better predict the future than chance. These results are consistent with fundamental science. Undoubtedly, many people read their horoscopes just for entertainment or as a topic of conversation. However, some people give scientific credit to astrological predictions and consider astrology as a valid way of understanding human behavior.

A surprisingly large amount of scientific research has been carried out to evaluate the claims of astrology over the past 40 years. There is no evidence to support such claims. Astrologer Wonder Bright, former student of George, thinks modern astrology's counseling approach is also a positive contribution to art. In astrology, personalized horoscopes are printed by date of birth and make vague predictions usually about the love life, success and health of people under the same horoscope sign.

The New York Times recently stated that the “astrological boomlet” owes both to the dynamics of the modern Internet and to any kind of cosmic meaning about the place of the millennium in the universe. They said there is no scientific basis for the principles of astrology and warned the public against accepting astrological advice without question. Charpak and Broch pointed out that there is a difference of about twenty-two thousand miles between the Earth's location on any specific date in two successive years and that, therefore, they should not be under the same influence according to astrology. As with Forer's experiment, he sent thousands of copies of the same horoscope to people of all astrological signs.

94% of readers answered that the reading was accurate and revealing. However, we do not need to believe in a fatalistic view of planetary movements in order to revive some ideas in the work of the ancient astrologers who embraced them. For example, people may decide for or against a potential spouse based on the astrological sign. In short, Adorno believed that “astrological ideology resembles” the mentality of the authoritarian personality.

In half of the surveys the word astrology was used, while in the other the word horoscope was used. He is terribly critical of astrology, doubling it, with the rest of occultism, a “metaphysics of donkeys”, suggesting that “a climate of semi-erudition is the fertile breeding ground for astrology. Regardless of the general disbelief of scientists regarding astrology, there have been quite a few attempts to assess its effectiveness. The claim that the evidence for astrology is that people born in approximately the same place have a very similar pattern of life is vague, but it also ignores that time depends on the frame of reference and does not give a definition of the same place even though the planet moves in the frame of reference of the solar system.

Even if an astrological setup means trouble, the modern astrologer will describe it as a “growth opportunity”, as if it were a condescending half-manager. . .

Damian Pestano
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