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Astrology: An Open Letter to 567 Cape Talk & Rod Suskin

31 January 2014, 08:30

Astrology: An Open Letter to 567 Cape Talk & Rod Suskin

As I understand it, advice is given to 567 Cape Talk listeners on Wednesday afternoon by Rod Suskin using the time, date and place of birth of each individual.

Astrology is punted as an exact science and advice is dispensed willy-nilly on any and all subjects, including advice on major life decisions that need to be made by the listeners. Questions like “Should I quit my job and start my own business?” or “is it a good time to sell my property?” and so on.

There are a few things I would like to know.

1.     Assuming that Astrology is based on fact, if incorrect advice is given, should Rod or Cape Talk be held responsible for the repercussions?

2.     What are the basic principals of Astrology and what evidence are these principals based on?

3.     Are there any advances being made in astrology like there are in real science?

4.     Astrology is based on the Stars in our galaxy, has the discovery of multiple galaxies changed how charts are done? (I’m sure galaxies have way more power than stars).

If Astrological charts are done, especially in the media, people should be made aware of what exactly astrology is. Cape Talk should have a disclaimer before each show, indicating that astrology is not science, it is wishful thinking, pseudo science and may be fun to do; it however should not be taken seriously when making major decisions.

It is a disgrace that in the 21st century pseudo science is openly embraced and promoted by Cape Talk. Next we will have ‘reading of the tea leaves’ or ‘throwing of the bones’ or ‘homeopathy is real medicine’ as weekly programs.

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