Paging Ken Hite. Paging Ken Hite…

…they’ve recreated the old, thirteen-sign Babylonian astrological system.  If this cannot be turned into fodder for a “secret history” or “modern supernatural esoteric” role-playing game, then nothing can.  Particularly if cross-indexed with the mystical beer subplot from The Drawing of the Dark.

Or something.

(Don’t remember where I saw this first, sorry.)

Moe Lane

PS: No, I don’t believe in astrology.  However, it’s useful stuff in a RPG.

Pew and the Democratic War on Science.

For the record, I don’t actually care if somebody believes in stuff like astrology.  But fair’s fair, and if we’re going to have to listen to liberal elites sneering about creationists, said elites can take the time to explain why they don’t sneer at astrology devotees*:


For those limited to text: somewhere around 30% of Democrats believe in a whole range of New Age stuff, explicitly including astrology.  This is roughly double the number of Republicans also surveyed.  Similar numbers and ratio for conservatives/liberals**.

A quote for you, to roll this up:

A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an “intellectual”- find out how he feels about astrology. – Robert Heinlein

I would have added that quote attributed to G.K. Chesterton about the implications of ceasing to believe in God, but the actual quote is hard to pin down.

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