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Authors Pictures and brief biographies of archive authors from 9 countries (6m 8g 54kb)
Case for and against astrology. A comprehensive must-read overview (16m 2g 68kb)
Overview of studies in this archive. Astrology is not the mystery it used to be (3m 1g 48kb)
Journals Contents of Correlation, APP, AinO, Kosmos since 1977/1982 (55m 9g 138kb)
Links One hundred useful websites for researchers. Fully annotated (35m 2g 111kb)
Book Understanding Astrology A critical review of 1000 empirical studies 1900-2020 (9m 8g 297kb)
Paper Philosophical Critique An essential in-depth philosophical companion to the above (2m 0g 34kb)
Together the above two items provide a full major update and expansion of the information on this website
Projects A guide to easy tests of astrology for students doing projects (12m 59kb)
References from academic databases. 1700 articles mention astrology (120m 1g 222kb)
Sources Where to find evidence-based research into astrology (25m 1g 83kb)
Philosophy and statistics of this archive. How to contact us (4m 3g 50kb)

Tests of

Sun signs
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Sun signs
Compatibility Sun signs fail world's biggest test on 27 million couples (16m 6g 68kb)
Dead end Last-ditch attempt to devise successful tests brings no new ideas (40m 104kb)
History and validity of sun signs. The most disconfirmed idea in astrology (55m 126kb)
Not even close Three reviews of Sachs's best-seller find fatal defects (40m 1g 105kb)
True Confessions How testing sun signs at a party ruined my love life (2m 45kb)
Birth charts
Best of Correlation, APP, AinO, Kosmos. Summaries of 91 top studies (110m 9g 210kb)
Effect size Compare astrology with graphology, palmistry, psychology (14m 5g 63kb)
Tests Meta-analyses of 300 empirical studies give a clear verdict (20m 6g 72kb)
History of Gauquelin planetary effects that created baffling puzzles (55m 13g 127kb)
Social artifacts provide the only plausible explanation of the puzzles (60m 16g 135kb)
Evolution of claimed evidence for astrology. Six examples 1850-1976 (30m 5g 84kb)
Origins of Recent Advances in Natal Astrology. 3 interviews 1978-1989 (25m 3g 79kb)
Psi and astrology. Includes intuition, time twins, many tests. 96 references (55m 2g 131kb)
Research Five researchers answer 150 questions about research (190m 5g 317kb)
Science Is it relevant? A 1994 survey of 25 astrologers and 8 scientists (5m 51kb)
Chart reading challenges 1906-1914 by Alan Leo were first of their kind (25m 3g 81kb)
Competitions to prove astrology. Fifteen including the $5000 superprize (85m 168kb)
Sleuthing contests 1992-1994. Aim was consensus on what works best (18m 70kb)
Truth of astrology competition 1997 had 29 entries (30m 88kb)



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Artifacts in data. Some were the best claimed evidence for astrology (12m 2g 63kb)
Hidden persuaders Artifacts in experience make astrology seem to work (12m 63kb)
My disaster Artifacts led this astrologer seriously astray. A true story (30m 7g 85kb)
Tarot Why birth charts are like tarot cards (20m 4g 75kb)
Critiques -- early
Cicero 50 BC and Pico 1490 AD. Two famous attacks on astrology (6m 52kb)
Flamsteed first UK astronomer royal. His 1674 critique still applies (7m 1g 53kb)
Sextus Empiricus Arguments against astrology c200 AD are still relevant (20m 73kb)
Critiques -- modern
Horary Brief critique reveals disagreements and ambiguous rules (4m 49kb)
Learning A teacher explains with examples why astrology is so hard (20m 1g 72kb)
Sophia Centre Predictions made in 1999 about its future in academia (30m 88kb)
Theories A review of 25 theories of astrology. Only one has survived testing (35m 94kb)
Philosophers speak out. Views of astrology by philosophers 1980-2008 (16m 68kb)
Position on astrology in 2006. Modernising a 1983 German consensus (30m 89kb)
Problems of astrology as a source of meaning (20m 76kb)
Debunking critics of astrology. It helps to be selective and uninformed (25m 5g 83kb)
Jaws Famous astrologer attacks this archive's researchers (20m 74kb)
Star Wars 2003. Astrologers' predictable outrage at negative findings (25m 82kb)
Usurpers How to wrongly see scientists as undercover astrologers (25m 80kb)

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Astrologer meets client Tricks of the trade. With 10 cartoons (16m 10g 67kb)
Counselling Using astrology as a tool. With 115 references (95m 1g 185kb)
Murder Astrologers rated these serial killers as good guys (12m 62kb)
Attitudes to God. As revealed by 1993 survey of 288 UK astrologers (6m 1g 52kb)
Divination Astrology shows clear links with divinatory practices (35m 1g 96kb)
Religion or science? Which fits astrology best? Answer is religion (9m 56kb)
Spirituality of astrology can enrich lives in the same way that religion can (5m 50kb)
Atlantis Falcon A New Age whodunnit in the style of Raymond Chandler (12m 59kb)
Impractical Astrology Biting satirical humour from astrologers (9m 1g 56kb)
Rhetoric Guidance from philosophers for astrologers who find logic confusing (3m 48kb)
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How astrology helps A 1984 review by a German religious academic (7m 53kb)
Indian scientists 2001-2003 on Vedic astrology. 30 views for and against (20m 75kb)
Optimum place Astrology is an aid to talking, not a source of knowledge (9m 56kb)
Quality guidance is claimed for astrology by this 1907 prize-winning essay (5m 50kb)
Value Eight views praising astrology from Alan Leo's 1910 symposium (25m 74kb)

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Book reviews
Astrology File (Sachs 1998) A best-seller. 3 reviews find fatal defects (40m 1g 105kb)
Astrology Really Works! (Magi 1995) This one really doesn't! (12m 1g 63kb)
Astrology, Science and Culture (Willis & Curry 2004) Postmodern futility (30m 87kb)
Cosmos and Psyche (Tarnas 2006) The well-travelled road to disaster (35m 1g 94kb)
Environmental Cosmology (McRitchie 2004) Astrology as usual (6m 52kb)
Manifesto (Guinard 1993) French PhD thesis runs on pseudoscience (16m 67kb)
Self-defence/Case for Astrology (Parry 1990/West 1991) Blind eyes (20m 75kb)
General Praise from 9 countries for the content of this archive (3m 47kb)
Specific 26 topics from 8 countries with our response (16m 65kb)
Hans J Eysenck 1916-1997. His work in fringe areas including astrology (20m 2g 75kb)
Michel & Francoise Gauquelin End of an era. Tributes with pictures (12m 2g 60kb)
Charles Harvey 1940-2000. AA President and patron of research (16m 5g 66kb)

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