An "enthusiastic amateur astrologer"
January 18, 2002 5:55 PM   Subscribe

An "enthusiastic amateur astrologer" lays out the case for teaching astrology, a "hard science", in the public schools. Judging from the article, he doesn't quite understand the difference between "astronomy" and "astrology".
posted by tiny pea (11 comments total)
Wait... hold on... I'm picking up something... I'm sensing... a pattern!

This one really isn't very good, by the way.
posted by whatnotever at 6:14 PM on January 18, 2002

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posted by Quixoticlife at 6:21 PM on January 18, 2002

Quixoticlife, that write up has to be a put on.
posted by phatboy at 6:38 PM on January 18, 2002

You know this is a joke, right?
posted by delmoi at 6:54 PM on January 18, 2002

Adequacy is a troll haven, you do realize this, don't you?
posted by entropy at 7:03 PM on January 18, 2002

Must be a troll, entropy. No amateur astronomer would ever refer to himself as an astrologer.

posted by AstroGuy at 7:10 PM on January 18, 2002

I don't care what the link had to say, I got a great tagline from the comments at the bottom.

"Don't eat pencils or multiple dogs".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:34 PM on January 18, 2002

posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:37 PM on January 18, 2002

posted by majick at 9:50 PM on January 18, 2002

Astro = star

-ology = study

Therefore, astrology is the study of stars.

Onomotopaeia - words that sound like what they are, like buzzzzz, or baaaa.

Therefore astronomy is the study of stars with names like they sound, like Betelgeuse or Yahoo Sirius.

I hope that settles the argument.
posted by greasepig at 12:20 AM on January 19, 2002

Maybe along with their moment of silence each morning the kids can work in a little tarot card reading. Later on, school run and student staffed psychic hot lines could be established with a portion of the proceeds supporting education. Of course conservatives would get in an uproar because astrology isn’t specifically Christian oriented – so school boards would have to find a way to tip toe around that issue. And members from the left would want it to be taught along side other world superstitions – such as reading entrails and water dousing.
posted by wfrgms at 8:04 AM on January 19, 2002

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