Astrology? Fuck off. Science!

Good thing I don't believe in astrology. From my Astrological Outlook from Yahoo:

From the quality of your cup of coffee, you already know you shouldn't expect a lot out of today. But don't get upset if things progress even less than you think they will. One day's failure does not mean that you will continue to underperform. The worst thing you can do is to lose heart and stop working towards this goal. You are where you need to be, so just clear your mind and try to accept the fact that you cannot control this timetable -- just yet. Let other people take the wheel for a while.

Why do I have that if I don't believe? Just rebuilt my machine and haven't quite gotten around to fixing up my yahoo homepage.

Why don't I believe in astrology?

From Http://www.weeklyuniverse.com/constellations.htm ... In Astrology: True Or False A Scientific Evaluation, Roger B. Culver and Philip A. Ianna wrote: "[T]he precession of the equinoxes has brought about the disconcerting and confusing result that the astrological signs of the zodiac, which are usually measured relative to the vernal equinox point, have become displaced with respect to the constellations for which they are named. For example, the dates in which the sun is said to be located in the astrological sign of Scorpio extend from October 24 to November 22. If we plot the sun's actual position on those dates, however, we find that it is not in the constellation of Scorpius, but is to the west in Virgo."

Why are the signs of the zodia being displaced? Because the universe is expanding. How do we know that?

Monty Python:

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

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