I resist taking astrology serious, but how can I do that when stuff like this happens?
9 years ago a friend of a friend, just met, said I was pisces, my mother taurus, and my father pisces or aquarius. He was right. He said it with total confidence. He gave it one shot. He got it.
Along the years there have been many people telling me “you’re pisces, aren’t you?”
And yesterday it was this girl that I had just met on the subway, that said with total confidence that someone who starts a conversation with a stranger like that had to be a pisces. Spot on. And then a few minutes into the conversation I mention my partner, we’ve been together for about a year. She then confidently says that for my partner to bear me, she must be aquarius. And you know what? She was absolutely right.
At first glance one might try to explain this by presuming that these examples were lucky, but seriously, the number of times people tried to say my astrological sign and failed is probably two or three. Seems like only the people who can really say my starsign and of others bother to do so, and with absolute confidence.
I’ve recently been reading in scientific media that reality seems to be much more wicked than previously supposed. Time flows backwards, they say. Laws of physics vary throughout the universe, they say. We could be living in a simulation, they say. Well me I am an incorrigible optimist yet definitely extremely suspicious of pseudoscience, and also skeptically critic of regular science, but pseudoscience really I can’t get it to make sense.
A quick calculation of the first example gives a probability of guessing by chance that is (1/12)(1/12)(1/12) = 0.000578703704, or a 0.5 in a 1000 chance
And of the last example with two people is still (1/12)*(1/12), a respectable 0.00694444444, or about a 7 in a 1000 chance.
If you REALLY know how this works, please tell me!
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