The Truth of Astrology Competition: a summary of each entry and some implications for researchers

Author: Dean, Dr. Geoffrey
Abstract: A summary is given of each of the 29 entries to the Truth of Astrology Competition. Roughly half the entries conclude in effect that the truth delivered by astrology is actually satisfaction (it provides meaning, it enriches life, it does good) rather than accuracy (freedom from error), which due to the fallibility of astrologers is held to be undeliverable despite the underlying Greater Truth. By contrast the other half focused on accuracy, either by implication, observation (I.e., experience), statistical tests, or chart interpretations, to show how astrology delivers accuracy and therefore truth. This division of truth into satisfaction vs. accuracy matches the division obtained and discussed four years earlier in KT1. Although the entries collectively provide stimulating reading for the uncritical reader, for the critical reader they contain a disturbing level of error and faulty inference even among the big names, indicating an urgent need for a better general education among astrologers right across the board. Some possible requirements for a better education are discussed.
Keywords: truth, accuracy, KT1, education
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research Into Astrology
Issue: Volume 16 Issue 2
Dated: 1997/1998
Pages: Pages 40 – 56

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