Monday, July 10, 2006

Best Horoscope Award

Goes to the West Australian newspaper of July 8, 2006.

Scorpio: Whatever decisions or commitments you make over the weekend have a 50-50 chance of working to your advantage.

EoR isn't willing to take any bets that that particular prediction came true for 100% of Scorpios, since he'd be sure to lose. Astrology. Amazing.


  1. Actually, I'm not sure you're correct. You're assuming a 50/50 split in good/bad decisions taken. People may actually do better than that (or worse - your call) in real life.

  2. EoR interprets it as: decisions will work to your advantage, or they will not work to your advantage. Perhaps the astrology is not correct on the exact 50-50 split (but most people will only be undertaking a small number of trials of such a test in the space of one weekend), but the predicted outcome is sure to come true, since the total probability of both outcomes is 1.

  3. And today's Aries in The West Australian: "The strike rate for success will be much the same whether you analyse situations or take the first option."

    I didn't used to have much faith in horoscopes, but now I'm convinced they are entirely true.


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