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Concerning the vanity of astrology
John Flamsteed's 1674 criticism

Abstract -- Unlike modern scientists, most of whom have little knowledge of astrology, John Flamsteed (1646-1719), the first astronomer royal, was well acquainted with astrology, its literature, and astrologers. His criticism was based on several years of personal experience in reading charts and putting astrology to the test, and is thus of some interest. His points (the disagreement on basics, the endless nonfalsifiability, the absence of a mechanism) still apply today. Flamsteed's 1674 writing style is necessarily archaic and wordy, so his criticism has been condensed using a more modern style to just under 25% of its length.

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