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Re: Why I think Astrology is real

Postby ciscop » 07 Aug 2009, 04:24

I was looking at that video
and if you do care for evidence, this video isnt complete.. is like reading the relaxing effect of an herbal stuff.. then before announcing it is a placebo.. you just cut.. it was quite interesting that the video cut when shermer was going to offer the refutal,
i will have to give michael shermer the credit for airing something just to debunk himself !
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Re: Why I think Astrology is real

Postby ciscop » 07 Aug 2009, 04:32

hahahaha
you guys are going to love this
this is Michael Shermer´s response to that video:

The short story is this: we ran out of time at the end of the filming day to conduct any more experiments with Armstrong. I protested that it was going to make it look like he was successful, but to no avail as I did not have final authority over what was produced for the show, Exploring the Unknown, and so I just hoped that in the editing process it would be cut in a way that dealt with that problem, but it wasn't and I couldn't do anything about it, so it aired and no one noticed back then (in 2000), but someone posted the clip you reference and now we're dealing with the fallout from it. It is an unfortunate reality of the series that I didn't have enough control over the production and filming process.

You can post this explanation if you like.

Michael

My memory on what we were trying to do that day of filming is a little vague, but if I recall correctly there was to be another stage of the experiment where Armstrong had to match his astrological readings with the profiles of a group of new subjects, and then have them do the same, picking out their reading from a batch he produced, and then compare them. But we ran out of time. Here's how it works in the film/television industry: camera crews are unionized and have strict rules about working only so many hours in a day, after which they get paid double time and even triple time, need a certain number of breaks in the day, etc. Our budget for that show required that we were done by 5pm, and we simply ran out of time and the producer called the shoot over, and there was nothing I could do about it. Very frustrating.

You can post this as well. In fact, maybe you can post it on the YouTube video of it, and anywhere else you find it playing.

Michael


hahahahaha Michael Shermer debunked itself! hahahaha
he failed! Shermer failed ! i like the guy, i have many of his books!.. but the guy failed played like an amateur!
i will give this round to astrology for ineptitude of Shermer!
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Re: Why I think Astrology is real

Postby ciscop » 07 Aug 2009, 04:38

by the way
i wanna say that what i hear in the video
are a lot of flattery and by just getting the age/sex of the person that guy could get a lot of information
¨good looking dude? photogenic?...¨ common.. thats what he wishes to believe
so i still dont think vedic astrology won over skepticism or is a science,
but i will give the battle between armstrong and shermer
a definitly a+ mark to armstrong and a f to shermer
:D

i guess debating in colleges, editing a magazine and being a succesful writer doesnt give you enought credentials to pull off a tv episode
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