Astrology

In this episode Rebecca plans to ruin Cat’s day by convincing her astrology isn’t a super-reliable method for seeing the future. We look at our astrological charts to see how accurate and useful we find them and test if Rebecca’s partner can guess who’s is who’s.

We discuss a YouTube video Skeptic Michael Shermer vs. Jeffrey Armstrong Vedic Astrologer and as usual the whole topic turns out to be a lot more interesting and nuanced than either of us predicted. But will Cat delete her favourite astrology apps? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Links mentioned:

Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

Skeptic Michael Shermer vs. Jeffrey Armstrong Vedic Astrologer.

China Job ads Discriminate Against Scorpio and Virgo. Telegraph.

How Astrology Took Over the Internet. NY Times.

The Real Constellations of the Zodiac. International Planetarium Society.

Why Dr. Oz’s astrology tweet was so disappointing. Vox.

The Fallacy of Personal Validation (Forer’s original paper on the Forer Effect)



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