Episode Ninety-Four – Fleeced: The Rise And Fall of a Aries’ Belief In Astrology
In celebration of the release of the Young Australian Skeptics’ Blog Anthology. You can get your own copy here!
This is a talk that I gave on Thursday 12th May, 2011 at the University of Melbourne’s Secular Society, and it is with many thanks to Richard Hughes and the Melbourne Secular Society that I can play this for you!
Research has shown that around one in four people world-wide believe in Astrology. The average daily newspaper features horoscopes and nearly everyone knows their star-sign (and maybe even their Chinese star-sign!) Skepticism is not as prevalent as we might think, despite living in the age of the internet: why is Astrology so popular and why are women more likely to believe?
Join Kylie Sturgess, educator, host of the Token Skeptic podcast and co-author of “The structure of superstitious action – A further analysis of fresh evidence”, as she presents an entertaining and lively look at her own history of believing in astrology and how her passion for investigating the claims led to questioning her own beliefs.
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