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Topic: More Americans Think Astrology is Science
Posted By: Marcelo22
Subject: More Americans Think Astrology is Science
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 2:30am
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/public-opinion-astrology-dumb" rel="nofollow - http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/public-opinion-astrology-dumb


"Americans have always had a strange fascination with astrology. First Lady Nancy Reagan famously employed the services of an astrologer after the assassination attempt on her husband. Now UPI reports that according to a new survey by the National Science Foundation,  http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Blog/2014/02/11/Majority-of-young-adults-think-astrology-is-a-science/5201392135954/" rel="nofollow - nearly half of all Americans say astrology is either 'very' or 'sort of' scientific . Younger respondents, in particular, were the least likely to regard astrology as unscientific, with  http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/content/chapter-7/c07.pdf" rel="nofollow - 58% of 18 to 24 years olds saying that astrology is scientific  (PDF). What's most alarming is that American attitudes about science are moving in the wrong direction. Skepticism of astrology hit an all-time high in 2004, when 66 percent of Americans said astrology was total nonsense. But each year, fewer and fewer respondents have dismissed the connections between star alignment and personality as bunk. Among respondents in the 25 — 44 age group 49% of respondents in the 2012 survey said astrology is either 'very scientific' or 'sort of scientific,' up from 36% in 2010. So what's behind this data? The lead author of the report chapter in question, public opinion specialist John Besley of Michigan State University, cautions that we should probably wait for further data 'to see if it's a real change' before speculating. But, he admits,  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/public-opinion-astrology-dumb" rel="nofollow - the apparent increase in astrology belief 'popped out to me when I saw it.' "









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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 2:43am
Americans are just odd.


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 2:43am
We love our superstitions. 


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 2:45am
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Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 6:41am
Oh..


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 6:57am
Cosmology is science, but astrology isn't it's divination. It's mysticism not something testable.


Posted By: Cocoa
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 8:49am
......................*sigh* it's crazy


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 9:53am
Astrology is fun.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 10:01am
Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Astrology is fun.

/interesting. 


science is fact and tested.. 

i don't think many people take astrology as fact… 
its just cool 

also.. i think some confuse it with astronomy.. 


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 11:14am
Offs....

As a student studying a 'real science' ....astrology is not a science.

Biology, chemistry, physics and maths are the only sciences....when will people get that


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 11:43am
Don't come in here throwing shade and you go to church and pray......


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Don't come in here throwing shade and you go to church and pray......
?ShockedIf you were replying me to.....what's religion got to do with it?, personally i've never classed it as a science. LOL


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 12:18pm
Astrology is like being part of a team...sign spirit...go Taurus....I don't take it very seriously but sometimes patterns are hard to ignore.  I'm not interested enough to further my basic knowledge though.


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Don't come in here throwing shade and you go to church and pray......
?ShockedIf you were replying me to.....what's religion got to do with it?, personally i've never classed it as a science. LOL

Look at you.....I was saying in general.....LOL



Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Feb 13 2014 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Don't come in here throwing shade and you go to church and pray......
?ShockedIf you were replying me to.....what's religion got to do with it?, personally i've never classed it as a science. LOL

Look at you.....I was saying in general.....LOL

LOLI'm only going by how the government classify subjects hehe...


just to add on... i find astrology highly interesting.....but as someone said before it's not testable. I wish it was...could explain some people and their signs up ina dis ya forum. LOL



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