What Makes Some People Think Astrology Is Scientific?

  title={What Makes Some People Think Astrology Is Scientific?},
  author={Nick Allum},
  journal={Science Communication},
  pages={341 - 366}
  • N. Allum
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Physics
  • Science Communication
Citizens in both North America and Europe are apt to read horoscope columns in newspapers and magazines. While some people read these casually and purely for entertainment, some believe that astrology has scientific status and can provide real insight into events and personality. Using data from a European survey, this article explores some of the reasons why some people think that astrology is scientific and how astrology is viewed in relation to other knowledge-producing practices. Three… 

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