Astrology is a science, court rules

This is why I do not take the claims of Degrees in Alternative Medicine from “Universities” in India seriously.  Particularly mail order degrees.

From The Telegraph UK:

India: Astrology, the study of interplanetary alignments as the explanation for everything, is a credible science, an Indian court has ruled.

By Dean Nelson, New Delhi

3:57PM GMT 04 Feb 2011

The judgment will be met with relief in India, where engagements are decided, wedding and election dates are chosen on the basis of detailed charts drawn up by revered astrologers. A day deemed “auspicious” by an astrologer can lead to thousands of weddings and traffic gridlock.

For years it has been dismissed by the world’s scientists, but according to the Bombay High Court astrologers are officially their colleagues.

The ruling was made in a case brought by a campaign group, Janhit Manch, which sought a ruling against practitioners of “tantric” black magic and “fake” astrologers. Their “work” should be prohibited by India’s Drugs and Medical Remedies Act (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 which bans false claims in advertisements.

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3 Responses to “Astrology is a science, court rules”

  1. Rebecca Ashling Says:

    I was very much into astrology when I was younger and more trusting (gullible). I can say with personal knowledge that astrology is NOT a science.

  2. Ron Says:

    susanna, grads from alt med schools can now practice any type of medicine in India. Isn’t this odd?

    • Suzan Says:

      I have an extremely low opinion of the superstitions of India. The ancient wisdom of the east is pretty much a pile of happy horseshit.

      BTW Mark you are still moderated and unwelcome here.

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