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Old 11th September 2003, 12:36 PM   #41
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Today I got given a photocopy of a page out of a 1953 Young Womens educational book on how a new wife should treat her husband, and has to be one of the funniest things I have ever read.
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Old 11th September 2003, 01:22 PM   #42
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Eric: Is it the same page that I've seen on Snopes?

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/goodwife.htm

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Old 11th September 2003, 01:30 PM   #43
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If it looks like manure,........and smells like manure.........then it probably is manure, and I will happily regard it as manure until shown otherwise.
To call astrology a 'science' is to insult scientists.
Star-sign predictions are just frivolous entertainment, and should be regarded as only that.
Tarot cards are frivolous entertainment too, and not to be taken at all seriously.
From your comments I can see that you have absolutely NO knowledge of the Subject you are discussing that extends past the popular Tarot books (if as much) and the "Horoscope" Columns in your Tabloids. This disqualifies you COMPLETELY from having any serious opinion on the subject as you have no idea what you speak of.

If you did actually understand Astrology in the sense of it Science (not the Carny Gipsy tricks) or indeed Tarot, I Ching and similar systems you would moderate your statements.

Well, Ignorance is Strength, they say....

So, I repeat you seem to subscribe to an extremely closeminded fixed belief system.

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Old 12th September 2003, 07:01 AM   #44
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Eric: Is it the same page that I've seen on Snopes?

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/goodwife.htm

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Hi Stuart,
Thanks, yep, that's the one exactly - whatever happened to teaching modern women that ?.
Germaine Greer has a lot to answer for.

Eric.

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Old 12th September 2003, 07:21 AM   #45
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Konnichiwa,
From your comments I can see that you have absolutely NO knowledge of the Subject you are discussing that extends past the popular Tarot books (if as much) and the "Horoscope" Columns in your Tabloids. This disqualifies you COMPLETELY from having any serious opinion on the subject as you have no idea what you speak of.
I have met people that I regard as genuine psychics, who have shown and taught me many interesting things.
Notable is that NONE of these get into the areas of prediction or soothsaying, because those that I have met do not believe that this is possible.
Knowing is to have proof, believing is to follow like a blind sheep.
The world is full of belief systems, and not allowing my mind to be fixated on any of them leaves me with a clear and open mind, and able to discern and differentiate for myself.
Keeping such an open mind has enabled me to explore and understand concepts that are way over the head of the average university trained (indoctrinated) student, and indeed come up with some products that defy conventional explanation but do indeed work, and very well at that - Stuart has some idea of what I mean by this, and a few musos are fully sold on the concept too.

If you can teach me about how it is possible to reliably predict the future I will listen, but you will need to show convincing proofs.

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Old 12th September 2003, 12:49 PM   #46
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If you can teach me about how it is possible to reliably predict the future I will listen, but you will need to show convincing proofs.
Who claimed that it was possible to make accurate predictions of the Future? Astrology does not claim such a thing. It is more an issue of probabilities, general influences.

Hence my point that practically all openly promoted supposed Astrological/Esotheric systems/products are as much pure invention without basis in reality as is the case for many Audio Tweaks. Hence my point of the SCIENCE of Astrology, not the Carny folk version.

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Old 12th September 2003, 03:59 PM   #47
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Who claimed that it was possible to make accurate predictions of the Future? Astrology does not claim such a thing. It is more an issue of probabilities, general influences.
Probabilities are fine by me; we have mathematical tools for extracting really tiny amounts of significance given enough data...

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Old 12th September 2003, 04:20 PM   #48
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Probabilities are fine by me; we have mathematical tools for extracting really tiny amounts of significance given enough data...

The proponents of Astrology always amphasize what kind of old art it would be. I do however think that it was simply impossible in earlier day to gather and compare enough data to get valid results.

Me personally don't expect any planet or whatever having influence on my fate or whatever. The influence of gravity or whatever of a truck passing your house is quite larger than the influence of Jupiter !!

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Old 12th September 2003, 05:32 PM   #49
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The proponents of Astrology always amphasize what kind of old art it would be. I do however think that it was simply impossible in earlier day to gather and compare enough data to get valid results.
Hmmm. The ancients had large amounts of time (not just a few dozend years) through which to collect Data. And they had some brilliant heads too.

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Me personally don't expect any planet or whatever having influence on my fate or whatever. The influence of gravity or whatever of a truck passing your house is quite larger than the influence of Jupiter !!
You may expect whatever you wish, however reality does not give a flying french coitus about what you expect....

Again, if you knew ANYTHING about the subject you would not have commented on one planet. It is not ONE planet that is the point here. Things are jolly complex and as with things where the data is plentiful the minus's and plus's average more or less out. Few people I have come across have any outstanding natal charts, yet virtually all outstanding individuals do...


Think about the attached picture and it's significance....

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