"Astronomy=science: astrology=hooey."

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"Astronomy=science: astrology=hooey."

Post by bindeweede » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:07 pm

Some 3,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians divided the Zodiac into an even 12 pieces. Each “slice” was represented by a constellation that the sun would appear to pass through at differing points of the year as the Earth orbited around the sun.

The Babylonians, NASA says, cheated a bit. The sun didn’t actually pass through each constellation for a consistent, month-long timespan. It varied immensely. On top of that, the Babylonians knew there was a thirteenth constellation, Ophiuchus, but that wouldn’t have lined up with their calendar, so they just didn’t include it. Also, the sky has shifted because Earth’s axis has changed a bit over the course of 3,000 years.
https://www.inverse.com/article/21211-n ... -astronomy

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Re: "Astronomy=science: astrology=hooey."

Post by chaggle » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:44 am

No WAY!!

I am NOT a Taurean I am a Gemini (and so's my wife)
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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