Bigotry (you win, I give up)

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Apr 25 19:06:03 EDT 2017


Rustom Mody wrote:
> The influence of Jupiter, Saturn, etc is — for astrology-buffs at least — just a
> refinement of the influence of the sun, moon
 >
> Maybe the idea that tides are controlled by the moon
> and that people awake and sleep with the sun is also fake?

There's a huge difference, though. We have a very good idea of
exactly *how* the sun and moon affect the earth, plus overwhelming
observational evidence supporting those ideas. If it's fake news,
somone has done a heck of a lot of faking!

-- 
Greg


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