Okay, not so much the featherheads in The Today Show video but if you read the article under the videos on this “reveleation” that the earth wobbles on its axis, author Stephanie Pappas writes “…astrological signs are, well, bunk. (Or even more bunk than you might expect.)”
That’s nice to hear for once coming from a news agency that is usually concerned with an “out” when they report bad news to superstitious people. The standardl routine is to give the facts and then say something to the extent that the facts may not matter compared to your personal beliefs. Well, it’s pretty obvious when astrologers have been basing their predictions on faulty premises that the whole thing is bullshit.
To sum up the findings: The earth wobbles on its axis. The 12 astrological signs said to determine our personalities came about based on the positioning of specific constellations in relation to the sun. But this goes back 2000 years ago. Now we find out the “stars have shifted in the sky” and the horoscope signs are off by nearly a month. So much so that a 13th sign has been added called Ophiuchus to cover November 29 through Dec. 17.
According to the article, 25% of Americans believe in Astrology. Most people I know treat astrology like fortune cookies–no one takes the fortunes seriously, they’re merely for entertainment.
A thorough explanation of this news that got wonderful press on a variety of shows is Rachel Maddow’s clip from below. At the end of her explanation she says, “The very earth, the very universe mocks us by itself changing and by forcing us to adapt.” Nicely put.