Astrology and Science – A New Millennium

Author: Maarit Laurento
Abstract: The paper addresses the boundaries between astrology and science and concentrates on a demarcation problem. It will explore the criteria science poses for new sciences. In order to be a science one has to take into account for example the idea of a theory, methods and paradigms. An independent branch of science is known for its own methodology but in astrology’s case usually statistics are introduced. However, qualitative methods will give new and fresh viewpoints to this issue. “Astrology and Science – A New Millennium” discusses the position of astrology in the academic world and the possible advantages and disadvantages that might arise along with that position.
Keywords: boundaries, astrology and science, theory, statistics, academic world,
Publication: Astrology and the Academy: papers from the inaugural conference of the Sophia Centre
Dated: 2004
Pages: 67 – 68

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