Dating the irrational

From Slashdot | Should Scientists Date People Who Believe Astrology?

Sure, provided they are hot (Score:5, Insightful)

by Registered Coward v2 (447531) on Monday March 10, @09:40AM (#22699910)

But rememeber, you can fix a lot of things but you cant fix stupid

Re:Sure, provided they are hot (Score:5, Insightful)

by sm62704 (957197) on Monday March 10, @09:44AM (#22699998)
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You can’t fix stupid but you CAN fix ignorant. Thinking someone is stupid because they believe something patently false is stupid.

Ahh… (Score:5, Insightful)

by nickos (91443) on Monday March 10, @09:47AM (#22700054)

so is disregarding someone because of their spiritual beliefs

There’s your problem – a growing number of people are realising it’s fine to disregard someone if they believe in supernatural nonsense. Especially if they’re beliefs include doing nasty things to women, homosexuals and non-believers.

Astrology != Spirituality or Religion (Score:5, Informative)

by glpierce (731733) on Monday March 10, @09:48AM (#22700056)
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Astrology differs from most religion and “spirituality” in one very important way (especially to scientists): It is testable. While there is no way to prove or disprove most spiritual things (including the existence of any god or the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God), we know that astrology is 100% wrong. It has been studied scientifically (because it makes testable predictions and claims), and the results always come back the same.

Try this page for a start:
http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/astrology.html [badastronomy.com]

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