Volume 92, Issue 89

Wednesday, March 17, 1999


OPINIONS

Kosova is Albanian

In the cards

Debating merits of the Bible

In the cards

Re: Predicted doom and gloom coming soon, March 5

To the Editor:
Hey Gazette, is your newest corporate sponsor Jojo's psychic alliance? Are we going to start seeing "call 1-800-PSY-CHIC, only $2 per minute" ads in the Gazette soon? In case you didn't notice, we have an astronomy, not astrology department on campus.

Seriously, I don't understand why you'd print an article on astrology – unless you're getting paid off. Astrology has no merit as a science or otherwise and you shouldn't be wasting our hard earned dollars on researching it. As any good scientist knows, a scientific theory should be falsifiable, astrology isn't. They'll just say, "oops, left out a planet on your chart, we'll try again." But I do admit I don't have a big comeback for their great argument: "why does everybody read their horoscope? It has a place – it gets people thinking about themselves."

Well think about this, astrologists have a 50/50 chance of being right since most of the time they simply tell you if you're going to have a "good" day or "bad" day. Pretty good odds I'd say.

On top of that, did you ever think astrologists have a vested interest in telling you about their work? It makes them money, wow – but of course they would never tell a lie just to make more money. Next time you guys write an article like that, stick it in the comics section because a laugh was about all it was good for.

P.S. – the aliens are everywhere, but don't worry, we'll all be dead after Y2K anyway.

Dave Corcoran
Psychology III







To Contact The Opinions Department:
gazette.opinions@julian.uwo.ca

Copyright The Gazette 1999