No, NASA Didn’t Change Your Astrological Sign

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

First off, NASA did not “update the astrological signs.” Second, the constellations haven’t changed. And third, Ophiuchus is an ancient constellation, identified by the Greeks thousands of years ago.

So what’s the deal? Well, before we even get started, keep this in mind: Astrology isn’t science; it’s nonsense. It’s been tested 10 ways to Sunday and every time it fails. Even astrologers have come up with tests for it, and it’s failed those. Astrology doesn’t work.

Despite that, lots of people believe in it. That’s why I wrote a lengthy and detailed debunking of astrology.

So what’s the deal with this recent silliness? …

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