Court: Astrology is a Science

The Bombay High Court has declared astrology to be a science, so that guy who does your horoscope is really a scientist when he writes “today you will face challenges that could offer great rewards or penalties.”

The Bombay High Court ruled in a case brought by an NGO challenging ‘fake’ astrologers, tantriks, practitioners of Vastu shastra. The court ruled that “[s]o far as prayer related to astrology is concerned, the Supreme Court has already considered the issue and ruled that astrology is science. The court had in 2004 also directed the universities to consider if astrology science can be added to the syllabus. The decision of the apex court is binding on this court.”

This holding was based in part on the affidavit filed by Dr R Ramakrishna, deputy drug controller (India), west zone. He is the chief governmental enforcer of The Drugs and Magical Remedies Act (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. He declared that the act could not be used to debunk or restrict astrology or “applied sciences” like palmistry: “The said Act is aimed at prohibiting misleading advertisements relating to drugs and magic remedies. The Act does not cover and / or relate to astrology and / or allied sciences like Palmistry, Vaastu Shastra etc. In view thereof, a purported ban on practices promoting astrology and related sciences sought by the petitioner, which is a time tested science more than 4000 years old is totally misconceived and unjustifiable.”

Finally, Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney is vindicated.

Source: Times of India

26 thoughts on “Court: Astrology is a Science”

  1. AY, and Blouise,

    The Mason’s killed Mozart you know. That’s my favorite wacky Mason theory, I’m not saying yours is wacky, I’m just saying that that one is.

  2. Anonymously Yours
    1, February 4, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Of course and that is why we celebrate the 4th of July rather than the 2nd….go ask a mason…..



  3. Vince,

    I’m also a big fan of Randi’s books. The biography of Nostradamus was fascinating.

  4. BelgianBrain,

    Very nice.

    I see your wit got up on the rapier side of the bed today. 🙂

    Of course, you realize your statement makes astrology the David Asman of science.

  5. Of course and that is why we celebrate the 4th of July rather than the 2nd….go ask a mason…..

  6. The best source going today for debunking the pseudosciences is, amazingly, The Amazing Randi, who heads the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF) and its website, and for many years offered a million dollar prize to anyone who could prove their claims, under agreed-upon protocols, to impartial judges.

    As a professional magician, Randi can duplicate all the fake science in ways that no one can detect.

  7. I was born a Scorpio–and I plan to stay a Scorpio…forever!


  8. It’s probably more of a science than economics is, I’ll give you that much…
    but that’s like saying you’re the reasonable one on Fox News.

  9. So the Bombat High Court rules that astrology is science based on the affidavit of a drug enforcer. I wondered what “High” meant in the title “High Court”? I think I now know.

  10. Thanks, I can’t wait for all those American and British astrologers to pick up on this. There will be hours of innocent amusement watching people outside the jurisdiction of that benighted court try to make it mean something applicable to them.

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