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Shineshine
Do you like horoscope? What do you think of it?
Mar 1, 2011 8:48 AM
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It has in no way what I call a 'first class' connection to reality. It could acquire a 'second class' (my term) connection to reality, as people who believe it and read something good might feel encouraged to act, and eventually something good might happen to them. This could also work in the opposite direction, for negative anticipations. This mechanism, of the so-called self-fulfilling prophecies appears in many other human contexts, notably in education. All in all I think horoscope is just another witness of the strong desire we have to find laws relating the many items of our complex our world and to deny the (depressing) fact that bad things just happen with random causes, that is without a 'true' cause.
March 1, 2011
no
March 4, 2011
as a muslim , i don't believe in it.
March 3, 2011
sometimes it's amusing, but totally lacking any credibility. The foretelling is done in very general terms rather than specifics, to avoid being shown false. Really, if you could tell the future, why would you be writing a newspaper column, you would be out making money on the stock market instead! A.
March 2, 2011
Noooooooooo, I think it's bullshit.
March 1, 2011
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