Essay On Astrology

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"There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true”. This quote by Soren Kierkegaard, a man who is widely believed to be the first existentialist philosopher, seems to run in parallel with the critical debate of the field of astrology. While the scientific community claims astrology to be nothing more than a pseudoscience, astrologists insist that there are logic and evidence that solidify astrology as a scientific field. I do not believe that astrology is a proven science now, but with the increase in technology of the future, it is possible that one-day astrology can be proven.
First off, what is a pseudoscience? A pseudoscience is a field of study in which its researchers do not follow the scientific method and are often vague in their results.
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However, it is important to note that the lack of the peer review method is not the sole cause of the large anti-astrology bias that now overcomes so much of the world. This bias has caused many people to see astrology not as a science, but as a fun tool to see how their day will be. It is unknown to many that in the early 1800’s, astrology was emphasized within the school system. “Over 500 years astrology drifted from being central to the academic system to an outcast on the fringe” (Currey). This occurred because as time progressed the world created a schism between science and religion. At the time, astrology was considered neither. Science advanced and became the basis of the pursuit of knowledge. On one hand, Sir Isaac Newton used science to explain gravity and inertia. While on the other hand, astrologists were still discovering planets and did not know why they orbited the sun. How could they have any idea or proof that “a person born just after the spring equinox is particularly likely to become an entrepreneur” (Understanding