What do you think about horoscopes? (By asthomasa MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star 1 month ago)

Votes by gender

Guys
42 votes
23.8%
76.2%
Girls
14 votes
35.7%
64.3%
Unknowns
48 votes
37.5%
62.5%

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United States
62 votes
32%
68%
United Kingdom
6 votes
17%
83%
Denmark
5 votes
100%
Australia
4 votes
100%
Germany
3 votes
33%
67%
Czechia
3 votes
33%
67%
Netherlands
2 votes
100%
Bulgaria
2 votes
50%
50%
Greece
1 vote
100%
Brazil
1 vote
100%
Italy
1 vote
100%
Ecuador
1 vote
100%
Canada
1 vote
100%
Norway
1 vote
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Finland
1 vote
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New Zealand
1 vote
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Argentina
1 vote
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Turkey
1 vote
100%
Latvia
1 vote
100%
Ireland
1 vote
100%
France
1 vote
100%
Cyprus
1 vote
100%
Unknown
1 vote
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Russia
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Sweden
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    ShadowQuincy FemaleGold MedalSilver TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    I'm actually a perfect representation of my Zodiac sign.
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    Chippewa MaleGold MedalBronze TrophySuper Star from Florida, United States
    HorseShit
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    viralpie Male from Tennessee, United States
    It's fun but none of it really matters
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    Silverhawk MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    They’re all in good fun though
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    1 month ago
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    Its purposely done in such a generalized manner to ensure it fits into everyone's personality and daily lives.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Not necessarily. The newspaper stuff is like that but other zodiac sign related stuff does have a bit of truth.
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    DK-GARAGE MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Illinois, United States
    Im not gay
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    ico +1
    Some things are true
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    TheNat Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Obvious.
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    ico +1
    When I was younger, I was obsessed with them and thought they were always accurate.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    People who pick B are so naïve.
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    *Claims to not be religious* *Believes in horoscopes*
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Horoscopes aren't religious. Mysticism isn't always religious.
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    Believing that the local newspapers part-time staff has some kind of clairvoyant knowledge is more like a cult than a religion.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    I don't believe in that part of it. I just believe there is something to the zodiacs and the respective personality traits commonly associated with them. I can with about 75% accuracy guess someone's zodiac sign without knowing their birthday or even what month they were born. Based purely on their personality. It's one thing to say "yeah, he does seem like a Scorpio" or "she does act like a Pisces" when you are told what their sign is, but to be able to guess 3 quarters of the time correctly just by knowing their personality and what the traits commonly found in different signs leads me to be unable to write the astrology thing off as ALL bullshït.
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    ico +4
    They tell you general things and inconsciously you apply them to your real life. That's why sometimes you feel like there's truth to them
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    TalcumPowder FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
    Pretty goddamn obvious
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    They're a bunch of snake oil.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Says the person who's afraid of them being real.
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    Afraid? How am I afraid of them? Where did you ever get that idea?
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Anyone who writes off something as ancient as horoscopes as garbage, whether the fear is surface or subconscious, you fear it because you can't make sense of it. This you convince yourself that it's fake. Reassuring yourself by looking at hacks of it who only pretend to understand it and using them as the model for the type of mystic. You write it off like Christians who don't understand science denying anything that would clash with their current beleifs because they don't understand it and they fear the implications of if the stuff they deny were actually true.
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    1 month ago
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    You know, I respond to theologians and philosophers that people recommend to me. Who would you say is the person that you got your argument from? And I wouldn't say I'm afraid of that stuff. It's like if I said "You're afraid of Zeus because you're afraid of what he'll do to you if you don't praise him. I know this because you write off something as ancient as Zeus and think he's garbage." Let's even try to think about how ridiculous it is to think that the lack of a belief is a coping method people use. "Oh my goodness, I have AIDS! I'll just believe AIDS are not a thing." "Oh my goodness, the Russians are launching nuclear missiles at us. I'll just not believe nuclear missiles are a thing." "Oh my goodness, terrorist hijacked the plane! I'll just not believe terrorist are a thing." We don't believe things because we fear them. That would be ridiculous. We don't believe things because there isn't evidence.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    It doesn't apply to physical things, you dolt. Their are different planes of existence that interact with our own, some of which actually allow our consciousness to exist the way it does. There is evidence for astrological spiritual phenomenon to exist, it's just written off as coincidence by people who refuse to accept it. It's way different than a religion made up by desert nomads looking to control others around them with stories. And what I believe in isn't those bullshït articles in newspapers. I believe that there is something about what sign a person is born under can determine, not entirely in some cases, but with more often than not, accurate details of the person's personality type. There is a factor of nurture vs nature that can alter this to a degree, at least from personal experience, I see there is too strong a correlation to write it off as coincidence.
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    Sorry, even a strong correlation doesn't imply causation. http://tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations In order to determine if it's a causation or not, you need to run an experiment, something I find lacking. Can you "Zodiac hypothesis" make predictions that are reliable and could be tested over and over?
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    That's the problem with you skeptics, you fail to see anything as inconsistent being real. You're too rigid. It's best to give logic a bit of flexibility, not a lot but some, or else your reality may start to crack and you will be at a loss because you don't accept anything outside of your rigid views and when confronted with something that defies it you may eventually be unable to explain it away with your usual alternatives that fit your perception. Granted this may not happen with anything to do with zodiacs, but other paranormal activity and such like ghosts and spirits are a perfect example of this. Someone who claims to be a firm nonbeliever in the "supernatural" experiences a haunting and it goes on continuously until eventually they convert to believing or they go insane thinking that they have a mental disorder that's causing hallucinations.
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    How do you know that you aren't the one having the hallucinations and going crazy? Just saying. I mean it's a pretty big claim you're making right there.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    there are reports of sightings and witnesses to the same things. Some of which never met each other and never heard the story of the others who witnessed the same phenomenon. The other thing about hauntings is that they aren't all consistent die to the fact that the spirits are sentient. They don't all do the exact same thing. The ones that are known as residual hauntings are only ever sounds and occasionally visual. Never interactive. There's an entire field of study about such things but other scientists just brush it off as nonsense because they don't want the stuff to be true. They don't want to have to start from scratch with their perception of reality and their current logic. That and they also associate it with religion which is basically the opposite of science. But the paranormal, while common in various different religions, isn't necessarily connected to them.
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    Yeah, there's also sighting and witnesses in Salem of witches. But what do we know? These witches aren't real. You can't support a claim with other people saying claims. They never actually document these occurrences that allow us to verify if they actually happened.
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    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Those were primitive people whose logic was as follows: if I can't explain it but it's a good thing, God did it. If I can't explain it and but it's a bad thing: Satan is behind it. They were simple people who were easily frightened by anything weird. Nowadays we're so desensitized to things that if multiple people who don't know each other report the same thing there might be something to it. Granted, if it's something to do with religion it's just because they already believe in it so that doesn't count.
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    Except if that were true, why do one's hallucinations conflict with other. If you ask a person in America, they see Jesus and Heaven along with other things in the Christian religion. However in India, they get a totally different result? What could explain that inconsistency? If you do science in America, it's the same result you would get if you performed it in India. Could it be that this these visions you see differ by cultural differences? And how could we know these experiences actually happen and not just in one's head. The mind isn't infallible.
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    ActualFrisk FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamond from Yaroslavskaya Oblast', Russia
    Maybe in ancient times they could be true. Now they aren't
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    Fake and gay
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    pIatinumstar22 MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from South Australia, Australia
    o sh*t waddup