2010-10-11

Verifying horoscopes

Wouldn't it be interesting to pose the problem of an inverse horoscope to some fortune-tellers? In the sense that they can ask me questions and have to determine my birthday/zodiac sign. Obviously this should work if the fortune-tellers put any faith in their predictions. I wonder about the outcome of such an experiment..

A different version could also be the repeated verification of horoscopes only with newspapers; after the predicted week/time period, the candidate is read all predictions from another person and has to pick the most fitting one. If there is some significant tendency towards their real sign, one could say that a horoscope would make some sense.

Of course you need to perform multiple tests to get any meaning out of this process, but I wonder...
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