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Science And Astrology Essay

Ancient astrology has always been and still is the moral pillar of various pseudo-sciences. Astrology is the key to understanding the nature of pseudo-sciences, either for purposes of criticism or for seeking traces of rationality in them. In addition to the aforementioned, the analysis of pseudo-sciences enables us to study human thought and may offer new opportunities to define scientific conviction. Sometimes it would be practical to disregard the stereotype that scientific reasoning is the only way to acquire trustworthy information. More efficient definition of scientific conviction would provide new approaches in the critique of pseudo-sciences and would enable the criticism of scientific ideologists for their vague evasion of pseudo-sciences, which paradoxically may lead to pseudo-scientific tendencies in practical science.

A closer look at the subject somewhat unexpectedly reveals that compared to other ancient practices ancient astrology complies more closely with modern scientific requirements. Some important scientific paradigms may in fact prove to originate in astrology. Considering this, we should not condone the practice of separating the history of astronomy and the history of astrology, as it is not in accordance with the principle of scientific objectivity nor the convictions of the authors, as both Lynn Thorndike (1929: 3-4) and Paul Feyeraend (1975) have warned. It appears that if we also took ancient astrology in consideration, the history of astronomy and of science in general would raise fewer question marks. The history of astronomy does not need to be revised and the lack of censorship will certainly not deprive it of its scientific dignity.

Translated by Kait Realo et al.



Essay on Astrology and the Zodiac

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When I was little, I really didn’t know what astrology was or what your zodiac sign was. When I was growing up, I finally figured out what it all meant and how it worked. From that point on I was instantly clicked. I loved reading my horoscope and when ever I did read it, nine out of ten times it would be right, and that’s why I loved reading my horoscope. It was just something I did every morning, and then I would go throughout my day. Then at night when I would be back on the computer, i would reread them, and realize that most of the time those things did happen, or I did feel that type of emotion.
Astrology has been around for many years, but many people don’t understand what astrology is, who used astrology, and its…show more content…

There are also four different categories that they are put into. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fire signs. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are earth signs. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are air signs. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are water signs.
These signs are mostly used as sun signs, which many astrologers use to tell people’s horoscope. People with their sun sign in Aries are said to be active, energetic, and optimistic, but can also get themselves into bad situations. As the first sign of the Zodiac Arians cannot help putting themselves first, though they are very affectionate and generous towards their loved ones.
Taurus are said to be quiet, patient, and determined, but also antagonizing and stubborn. Taureans are extremely faithful, with a strong need for security and a settled routine. Although they are very earthy, they can also be highly romantic and sensitive when it comes to love.
Gemini’s are usually characterized as lively, intellectual, and adaptable, but they could be fickle. Gemini’s are widely known for their dual personalities and ability to change mood from moment to moment.
People with the sign of Cancer are often receptive, sensitive, and kind, but also susceptible. Emotions are a very important part in the life of a Cancerian. Although naturally defensive and very afraid of being hurt, they put their hearts and soul in to relationships and

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