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Annotated captions of James Randi on astrology in English

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For the astrology test, each student was given a detailed horoscope

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They were told it was drawn up by a professional based on information they had supplied about when and where they were born.

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Actually these horoscopes were not quite what they appeared to be.

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I asked the students to grade them on accuracy on a scale of 1 to 5...

hakimiyetiilmiye 00:37
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...5 being the most accurate.

hakimiyetiilmiye 00:40
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How many gave it a 1? Let's see a show of hands. 2? 3? 4? 5?

hakimiyetiilmiye 00:51
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OK. So we scored pretty highly with this.

hakimiyetiilmiye 00:56
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Let's do a little experiment.

hakimiyetiilmiye 00:58
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You've got your horoscopes right in front of you. Take them in your hand like this and hand them over your shoulder to the person behind you. OK?

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Everybody? And the guy at the end down there, you'll have to come up to the front because these people in the front don't have one.

hakimiyetiilmiye 01:09
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OK?

hakimiyetiilmiye 01:12
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Open up somebody else's horoscope and read it carefully please.

hakimiyetiilmiye 01:31
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They had all received the same horoscope.