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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Getting at least one prediction right

This is a sad story: "Chennai astrologer foresees death, commits suicide".

I have spoken contemptuously about astrology before, but my misgivings are against that pseudo-science, not against the individuals concerned. You can't help feeling sorry for the guy when you read this, a victim of his own self-delusion. All humans, I think, suffer from some kind of self-delusion or the other, and often need to. This man's poison was astrology: and our's?
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