Science & Astrology
Includes 64 exchanges not included in the Year Zero version of the interview.
A long series of exchanges between the late Dennis Elwell and four renowned critics of astrology, instigated by the coverage of astrology's relationship to science contained in chapters 9 & 10 of Year Zero.
A discussion between the late Dennis Elwell and me about the pros and cons of the presentation of a sceptical view of astrology in chapters 9 & 10 of Year Zero.
A philosophical view of the issues involved in evaluations of astrology.
Considers the philosophical basis for scientific evaluations of astrology
What are the implications of the Gauquelin work? How significant is it for astrology? Does it challenge commonly-held views of the universe? Or is its significance somewhere between little and nothing? Two very different perspectives are offered here.
Prof. Suitbert Ertel evaluates: a study by Müller & Menzer of correlations between infant mortality and Saturn; and Timm & Köberl's study of astrologers, which suggests possible PSI effects. Ertel argues that such emergent phenomena should be taken as a challenge for further research.
This paper is based on research amongst police staff, into the frequently-encountered idea that full moons are times when there are peaks of anti-social behaviour. As well as the inherent interest of the subject, it sheds a great deal of light on the issues facing a researcher into astrology.
A discussion between two protagonists with very different views of the Challenge. With further input from astrologer Deborah Houlding, and psychologist/scientist Prof Suitbert Ertel.