On Bush and Intelligent Design

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Wouldn’t you like your kid to get a job with BIG shoes? Photo by Sosa.

PZ Myers at Pharyngula is gath­er­ing a list of sci­ence blogs that oppose George W. Bush’s endorse­ment of Intelligent Design as a sens­ible the­ory, a move he describes as ‘bone­headed’. Myers is of the opin­ion that teach­ing faith as sci­ence to American chil­dren is a bad thing. Well he’s a nice guy, but I have to dis­ap­point him. I think it might be a good thing. It’s all a mat­ter of per­spect­ive.
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What’s this going to do to my horoscope? That’s what I want to know!

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Once again the ‘sci­ent­ists’ have gone and spoiled it all by find­ing not just one, but three pos­sible plan­ets. That could mean that mod­ern sci­ence has added six new plan­ets to the ori­ginal seven (in astro­logy the Sun and Moon are plan­ets). There’s now 2003EL61/K40506A, 2003UB313 and now 2005FY9. The last might be a Kuiper Belt Object rather than a proper planet. Are these plan­ets going to have an astro­lo­gical effect? Checking my astro­logy poll the answer appears to be 100% clear. They might do they might not.

There’s been a ques­tion on Sedna run­ning for a while: In March 2004 a new plan­et­oid, Sedna, was dis­covered. Since then do you think…

Since the discovery of Sedna in March 2004 do you think that...

For a sup­posedly ‘sci­entific’ period that’s quite a sur­prise. 30% of people think Sedna will have a pos­it­ive effect on astro­logy and 40% think it shows astro­logy is a load of rub­bish. It’s a small sample, but I won’t let that stop me from gal­lop­ing to con­clu­sions. What’s going on?
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