In his book, How I Got This Way, Regis Philbin, an inveterate story-teller and master of “spontaneous conversation,” describes a series of on-air meetings with the “remarkable” astrologer Sydney Omarr (his adjective). The first guest he booked on The Regis Philbin Show was Omarr, whose syndicated horoscope column was a staple in newspapers from coast to […]
Astrology researchers are caught between polar opposite views. Astrology’s most sceptical critics insist on ‘irrefutable empirical proof’ before they can entertain the possibility of a connection between the celestial and the terrestrial. Astrologers of a mystical persuasion see researchers as desperate to prove astrology. They say, “Why try to impress our critics? They have already […]
Astrology is an ancient practice that has flourished in many cultures around the globe, and has evolved and diversified to bring forth numerous branches within the astrological tradition. Astrology as a Spiritual Practice
In 2010, after analyzing historical cycles of instability, Turchin published an article in the journal Nature that predicted America will suffer a period of major social upheaval beginning around 2020. Some were skeptical, he told Chan, “Because people did not understand that I was making scientific predictions, not prophecies.” Is America About to Implode?
Asteroids come in various shapes and sizes and are believed to be the left-over remains from the dawn of our solar system. Astronomers have found, named or numbered thousands of these space rocks, most of which are observed circling the sun between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. Is There an Asteroid With Your […]
Is astrology a science? Hardcore skeptics say no, and many mainstream astrologers aren’t sure it matters; astrology is what it is and should not be constrained by materialist assumptions about the way things work in the natural world, they say. Are Scientists Wrong About Astrology?
Here’s something iconic astronomer Carl Sagan never considered. Massive amounts of mysterious dark matter gravitationally focused by the planets may be the illusive “mechanism” that explains how astrology works in the natural world. Critics argue that astrology can’t be real because there is no known mechanism in physics to explain planetary influence at astronomical distances. […]
Astrologers often face the criticism that our work is imprecise and not scientifically valid or verifiable. Skeptics remain unconvinced of astrology’s viability as a form of knowledge about human experience. This raises a challenge for those of us who seek to validate astrology in our society, to gain respect for our work. Responding to […]