Astrology followers. What do you make of this article from UAE that shows planetary influence on Earth and perhaps earthly events?
I fail to see what the information in this article has to do with astrology. It is obvious that the bodies in our solar system are interconnected, and the measurable actions of the largest bodies are the farthest reaching.
It's an interesting article. It says nothing at all that would validate "astrology." Modern science shows that the other planets can have physical effects on the earth and its climate. Swell, that's believable. In no way does that indicate that a person's day, week, or personality are affected by the particular position of the planets at the time of the person's birth, nor that medieval fortune-tellers could have figured out how to predict any such connection.
You didn't read it, did you. It says the other planets may have influenced the EARTH's climate and therefore HUMAN history. Nothing about a planet controlling or influencing the daily activities of a person. "While we are no more likely to meet an exciting new friend if Mars is in alignment with Jupiter, there is no doubt that these celestial bodies affect our planet as a whole."
It doesn't say anything about the effects on personality (and that's good), but it does say things about links with climate, which in turn affects events. It also proposes a mechanism that skeptics desperately hang on to in order to rationalize their a priori reasoning. Watch for heads to explode when the read this last sentence: "Yet the emerging evidence for planets influencing the Sun and thereby global events suggests that the real problem with astrology is that its claims were simply too modest."
I see "Anonymous'" prediction came true. The skeptics aren't responding to the article and its implications but rather to what THEY think is astrology. In other words theirs is a straw man argument. >>Nothing about a planet controlling or influencing the daily activities of a person<< No one said it did. Straw man argument.. Read it again and try to understand it. >>"While we are no more likely to meet an exciting new friend if Mars is in alignment with Jupiter, there is no doubt that these celestial bodies affect our planet as a whole."<< So the celestial bodies affect the whole planet but not humans at all? Really? Really? Climate change alarmists must be relieved. Hint: anything that affects the whole earth affects humans and human activity. The mini ice age proves that, so do warming periods. The idea that astrology is only "You will meet a new love interest on Thursday," is one promoted by people who don't know any astrology. What we have is a bunch of skeptics desperately looking to shoot holes in a valid scientific study that they don't understand, but are in a panic over. In order to fully grasp the significance one needs to know astrology, a lo more than than the author, and then grasp the implications of the study that is the topic of the article. Then you heads won't explode.