Astrology - any scientific studies??
have you heard of any scientific studies that prove the success of astrology. I haven't heard of any and was curious how come that there aren't any when we have such a high prediction success rate? Especially with Ernst school of astrology, but even with some simpler techniques there are really great results.
Personally I don´t see the point. There is no reason to believe that astrology behaves the same way when being observed from a sceptical and controlling observer, than it does when you approach with a pure heart. But don´t even try to explain that to a person owned by the scientific paradigm - they would not understand it. Even though the very quant mechanics seems to show that particles behaviour changes depending on our intention.
With that said: I´m good at math and I realize that the result I have reached with the Cards of Truth and card reading is far beyond plain chance. For example, I often manage to guess a person´s birth card. It should be once in 52 intents, but I´ve managed do it several times in a raw. Also had a reading about relationships a while ago, where 7 heart cards showed up - out of 7 cards. The chance for that to happen is somewhere between 100.000-200.000. If I would do 10 readings a day, statistically it wouldn´t happen again in 30 years or more.
The studies that I've seen on Astrology usually use very simple techniques like simplifed Western sun sign descriptions as a person's overall personality. In those studies, the conclusion was that there was no evidence for Astrology working. However, I've never seen any studies testing Vedic techniques.
With that said: I´ve been playing with the thought of carrying out such a study myself. It should, for example, be really easy to pick out at least half of the birth cards from a group of let´s say 10 people, if we were told the options. (10 persons, 10 cards - we should be able to identify at least half of them). But then after a little more thinking: What would we gain by such a study? Would the sceptical come to belief? They would not, they would only invent new reasons not to believe. We would only get more frustrated, now that we have chosen to play by their rules, gaining nothing.
I tihnk the best way to prove this as a science is to program something that can do it. If a computer can spit out correct results, then it has to be scientifically correct. So far, no one has been able to do that.