Astrology is a science … in India 1


From the, “Are they fracking insane” school comes the astonishing news that Astrology is a science, or at least so some claim.

You simply do not need to be a rocket scientist to work it out, yet apparently the Bombay high court can’t, and has apparently departed reality and taken flight off into la-la land by confirming that Astrology is science.

As reported by the times of india …

The Bombay High Court reaffirmed this on Thursday when it dismissed a PIL that had challenged astrology as science.

The PIL was filed by an NGO, Janhit Manch that had sought action against ‘fake’ astrologers, tantriks, practitioners of Vastu shastra etc.

“So far as prayer related to astrology is concerned, the Supreme Court has already considered the issue and ruled that astrology is science. The court had in 2004 also directed the universities to consider if astrology science can be added to the syllabus. The decision of the apex court is binding on this court,” observed the judges.

You can read the rest here. (I don’t propose to repeat it all, there is only so much stupid I can tolerate)

So, if Astrology is a science, then it only leaves me to ponder what comes next. Perhaps they will direct the use of a magic carpet for “Public Transport”, or order the deployment of a witch doctor for health care in all hospitals.

Now this may come as no surprise, but the pairing of the words “science” and “astrology” is not appropriate. In fact, the factually correct term that should be deployed along with the word “astrology” is the word, “Bollocks”.


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