Posts Tagged ‘Skepticism’

Astrology Disproven… Again

April 24, 2008

Astrology’s central claim is that when you were born contributes to your personality because of influence from the sun, moon, planets and stars. All the studies so far have produced null results, meaning that any predictions made turned out to be no more than guesswork. A new study published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies tracked more than 2000 babies from birth, all born in early March. According to astrology’s predictions, many of their personality traits would be the same. However, the results show that their is no correspondence between the babies.

Researchers looked at more than 100 different characteristics, including occupation, anxiety levels, marital status, aggressiveness, sociability, IQ levels and ability in art, sport, mathematics and reading – all of which astrologers claim can be gauged from birth charts.

The scientists failed to find any evidence of similarities between the “time twins”, however. They reported in the current issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies: “The test conditions could hardly have been more conducive to success . . . but the results are uniformly negative.”

Well there’s another nail in the coffin for this pseudoscience.

(hat tip to PZ Myers at Pharyngula)

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I’m back! hopefully for good(?)

November 26, 2007

Well anyways, it has been a while since I last picked up a keyboard and mouse, but hopefully i can breathe new life into the blog, and have more than 2 posts. lolz

anyways, i hope to post at least 2 or 3 times per week, but that may change as my schedule does.

so i have been screwing around on yahoo answers tonight, and it is really wuite amusing. i have seen about 10 or 12 questions regarding how to summon a demon, or a familiar, or use elementary magic or something. it is basically a forum with everything, but without anysort of commitment to flame wars or that shit. check it out if you want, if you wanna add me my nick is pwnagepanda.

this is gonna be a really ADD post, so bear with me.

also, i have been a fan of the Skeptic’s guide to the universe podcast for a while (check it out http://www.theskepticsguide.org/index2.asp ) , and in their most recent episode, the cast went to the psychics fair in connecticut to mess around. they have inspired me to be a little more confrontational with my skepticism, so if i have any good arguments/debates/confrontations in the future, ill blog it.

im out of ideas for teh moment. be back l8er.

oh, and if you want to send me hatemail/fanmail/political rants/ads for penis enlargers or whatever, the blog email will beĀ  pwnagepanda.blog@gmail.com