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I don't want to live in this country anymore.
#11
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Nice. Pretty accurate.
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#12
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(February 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(February 12, 2014 at 7:12 pm)Insanity Wrote: Are we sure they aren't just confusing astrology with astronomy? People seem to get the names of the two mixed up for some reason. Probably because they are fucking stupid..

Regardless, the fact remains that either way, it's stupid and ignorant.

I get the two terms mixed up sometimes, not just because I'm stupid but because they sound alike. I suspect that may account for a considerable portion of the results.
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#13
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Quote:I like Americans, honestly.

I'm losing patience with them.
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(February 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm)Ryantology (╯°◊°)╯︵ ══╬ Wrote:
(February 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: Regardless, the fact remains that either way, it's stupid and ignorant.

I get the two terms mixed up sometimes, not just because I'm stupid but because they sound alike. I suspect that may account for a considerable portion of the results.

Fair enough - could be I suppose.
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#15
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(February 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: According to a survey by the National Science Foundation, a majority of young American adults think astrology is a science.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Blog/201...392135954/

I wouldn't doubt it, I know a lot of people my age that believe in ridiculous shit like that. Sometimes I really don't like my generation. And the sad thing is we grew up with Google, use it!
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#16
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Considering every generation that came before Gen Y and the millennials, we're still a lot better off in spite of the flaws we still have.
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#17
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I would like to believe that but the pessimist in me thinks that our generation is just as shitty, we just got better packaging.
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#18
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(February 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: LIBRA - Sep 23-Oct 22:
You are the artistic type & have a difficult time with reality. If you are a man you are more than likely queer. Chances for employment & monetary gain are excellent. Most Libra women are good prostitutes. All Libras die of venereal disease.

The Barnum Effect can't possibly be the vehicle to this kind of accuracy.
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#19
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I've come close on a number of occasions to saying Astrology when I meant Astronomy - its an easy mistake to make.

Hopefully that's a major part of the reason.

OTOH I often catch my wife reading her horoscope and tease her mercilessly about it. She says that bullshit or otherwise if she reads something positive it tends to put her in a good mood for the day. Fortunately they are rarely negative from what I have seen.
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#20
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(February 13, 2014 at 3:10 am)max-greece Wrote: I've come close on a number of occasions to saying Astrology when I meant Astronomy - its an easy mistake to make.

Hopefully that's a major part of the reason.

OTOH I often catch my wife reading her horoscope and tease her mercilessly about it. She says that bullshit or otherwise if she reads something positive it tends to put her in a good mood for the day. Fortunately they are rarely negative from what I have seen.

I'm a board member of the Louisville Astronomical Society, and people at our events often confuse the word "astrology" with "astronomy", even though they know the difference. It is possible that some got confused when filling out the survey.
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