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    He was also an astrologer besides being a mathematician wasn't he?
    I wonder how many of our scientists are given to pseudo sciences or absolute ignorance.
    I am a believer in astrology.
    Is astrology a pseudo science?
    I presume astrology took its roots in Europe in 300 B.C. approximately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    I am a believer in astrology.
    Oh well. Maybe you will recover.

    Is astrology a pseudo science?
    Of course.

    I wonder how many of our scientists are given to pseudo sciences or absolute ignorance.
    Well, there are certainly plenty of very bright people (including Nobel Laureates) with crazy ideas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    He was also an astrologer besides being a mathematician wasn't he?
    In his time there wasn't much difference between "astronomy" and "astrology".
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    He was also an astrologer besides being a mathematician wasn't he?
    I wonder how many of our scientists are given to pseudo sciences or absolute ignorance.
    I am a believer in astrology.
    Is astrology a pseudo science?
    I presume astrology took its roots in Europe in 300 B.C. approximately.
    Yes, astrology is a pseudoscience.

    But I read a good book about Newton some years ago, called "The Last Sorcerer". Newton lived a generation after Kepler and, even in his day, the boundaries between the true science and various fanciful notions such as alchemy, astrology and so forth were yet to be clearly defined.

    But today we know better than Kepler about these things.
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    I read a biography of Kepler years ago (sorry can't remember the title or author), that claimed he knew astrology was bullshit but it paid well and he used it to make money for his family and to fund his astronomy.
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