There is an awesome post at Wired about a presentation at the AAAS meetings that found relationships between horoscopes and various medical conditions. Or–didn’t. The researchers set out to find patterns in places where they didn’t exist:

“We did this study to prove a larger point – the more we look for patterns, the more likely we are to find them, particularly when we don’t begin with a particular question.”

My fear is, though, that a lot of woos will take this as validation, and not understand the point of the research. Can’t wait until the publication comes out!

Posted by Gwen Pearson

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