Exegesis Volume 3 Issue #33

From: HeWhoGetsSlapped
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V3 #32

Exegesis Digest Mon, 27 Apr 1998

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:30:05 -0700
From: HeWhoGetsSlapped
To: Exegesis
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V3 #32

wtallman wrote:
 > Please, please!!! Don't take an article in a popular publication as
 > having anything other than entertainment value!!!!

Please don't automatically assume that once something has been printed in a popular publication it can now only hold entertainment value.

 > There is no substantial value in comparing astrology with genetics in
 > this context. Any value here would be strictly entertainment, and I
 > don't see much that can produce laughs in this subject. In the
 > context of this list, taking account of articles in Life magazine
 > describes an energy draining dead-end.

First off, I wasn't doing scientific research, I found an interesting tie.

Secondly, it isn't a black and white issue. Publications like Life are not going to change the facts to the point that they are worthy of being cast out into the land of fiction, just a mere summarization of the information at hand. I've read many an article on genetics in many a scientific journal where the same correlations to astrology could easily be found. As I said before, Life did a summarization of present day knowledge on the subject.

 > Having said this, the connection between astrology and genetics may
 > well be a fertile issue for further science, but let's work to let
 > that develop rather than risk misguided preconceptions in the above
 > manner.
 > Sorry to be a killjoy here, but this is too important an issue for
 > the future of astrology, I think. But thanks for the thought, HWGS.

I know Fran, no flaming, but I just wanted to make it clear I did not appreciate the level of condascension held within Mr.tallman's post. bunbury


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