I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
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Survey / statistical methods wouldn't be misapplied at all in building a case that astrological predictions or other results prove themselves to be accurate beyond a threshold of random coincidence.... Why would they bother, when they are aware that "their critics' own cherished methods" are misapplied to this category of phenomena, and shall find nothing "real" there with the tools they habitually deploy? ...
There's no reason at all to rule out the use of "scientific" methods to support the proposition that "there's something to astrology."
The criticality of "scientific" restrictions comes to the fore only when seeking to explain how stellar influences may operate.
There's a big difference between establishing the reliability of a purported phenomenon and establishing a demonstrable understanding of its inner workings.