Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Horoscopes in "The Times" Newspaper Reduce Its Credibility

Sent to The Times, Johannesburg, Wednesday, September 07, 2016 15:01.  Not Published


I support the letter “Star-crossed reader reacts” by Jonathan Basckin in The Times, Monday September 5.

Astrology has no basis in science.  It is based on primitive misunderstanding of how the universe works.  It cannot predict the future, offering only generalities that confuse and mislead.

When a reputable newspaper publishes horoscopes, it makes superstition look respectable.

For a twenty-first century newspaper like The Times to publish horoscopes is out of keeping with your function of giving readers the truth.

Please stop.

Here is the letter under reply:

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