Hope for Science? Scrutiny of Theodor Landscheidt’s planetary claims

Author: Ertel, Prof. Suitbert
Abstract: Dr. Theodor Lanscheidt claims to have discovered effects by Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and the Sun on birth distributions of Gauquelin professionals. His result, however, a smoothed cyclic curve, was replicable by random numbers. Landscheidt also holds that Gauquelin planetary effects obtain their pattern by the “golden Section”, i.e. peaks and troughs of birth distributions are allegedly governed by the proportions .382 and .618. It was shown that many other proportions, e.g., .202 fit better than the “golden” proportion but even the best-fitting “non-golden” proportions lack explanatory import.
Keywords: birth distributions, Gauquelin, professionals, golden section
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research Into Astrology
Issue: Volume 16, Issue 1
Dated: 1997
Pages: Pages 32 – 39

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