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Astronomy vs. Astrology: Is Astrology a Bust?

During lecture in my astronomy class on Wednesday, my Professor began the class asking us, “What is astrology?” and “How is it different from astronomy?”. At the beginning of the semester, we all filled out a questionnaire and most of the class said either that the two were directly related or that they were basically the same thing. In reality, as our Professor explained, astronomy is a science while astrology is unproven and not testable. To be more specific, astronomy is the scientific study of the celestial objects, their movement, and phenomenon beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Celestial objects include planets, stars, nebulas, comets, star clusters, and galaxies. On the other hand, Astrology is the attempt to determine ones destiny. Astrology is a false science, or pseudoscience. I know you all have heard of horoscopes which are based on your astronomical or “zodiac” sign. Astrologer’s believe that there are twelve signs: Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. So, if there are twelve signs and you divide that by the six billion people on Earth, come to find, astrologers are saying that five million people are going to have the same destiny. This is not physically possible. Read the rest of this entry