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claims by astrologers

Identify an area that would be considered to be pseudoscientific, such as
astrology, palm reading, and ESP. Find evidence for claims made by these
fields, and explain why this evidence is pseudoscientific.

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Let me direct you to sources for "scientific" claims by astrologers, as this is a field where many pseudo-scientific claims have been met, and it is a fertile ground because genuine attempts to give astrology scientific credibility have also been done.

Here is a terrific article that deals with the issue in a very sensitive way, because he points out that many of the claims of pseudo-science in astrology are themselves not valid. http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/bnccde/PH29A/thagard.html.

What is good about this article is that establishes the criterion for considering astrology pseudo-scientific.

However, for the purposes of this answer, you need to take a specific claim made by astrologers, analyze their reasons for making the claim, and show why the claim itself is unscientific.

Here are some claims that have been seriously made by astrologers:

People born with Cancer sun or rising sign react emotionally to everything in their life
http://hermetic.com/crowley/astrology/your-place-in-the-sun/cancer.html

The evidence for this is the example of several people, including Madame Blavatsky and Aldous Huxley.

Mars on the ascendant ...

Solution Summary

Claims by astrologers are examined as pseudoscientific. References are also provided to justify the assertions.

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