The Scientific Basis Of Astrology by Dr Percy Seymour

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Dr. Percy Seymour, Astronomer and Astrophysicist, demonstrates that there are indeed some scientists out there who do not subscribe to any form of rampant skepticism when confronted with the leading keyword of Astrology.

Title:  The Scientific Basis Of Astrology
Author:  Dr Percy Seymour
Isbn:  9780572021818
Year:  1997
Format:  Excellent Secondhand Paperback
Category:  Astrology Books

I have recommended this book,The Scientific Basis Of Astrology by Dr Percy Seymour, over and over to every skeptic I know, because it is about time someone recognize that if there are gravitational and magnetic contacts between planets, it is ludicrous to assume that we as human beings are above these forces -- and even so, we are by-products of a massive universal timing that can not be ignored.

I carry The Scientific Basis Of Astrology by Dr Percy Seymour to every seminar I give -- just in case someone asks for scientific proof. I say to them -- well, which part do you want to know about quirks, solar storms, magnetic fields, birth triggers, Gauquelin sectors, Carl Sagan, Jesus, Gods, Aristotle, Kepler, Corpernicus, the pact between astronomers? Which one? It's all here and explained in essay forms that are easy to understand.

Stoney Wolf

The Scientific Basis of Astrology by Dr. Percy Seymour reserves a number of references to the work of Michel Gauquelin, a psychologist and statistician, who was internationally known for his pioneering research on the relationship between planetary positions at birth and human behavior. Gauquelin published a number of books in his time, among them a book entitled "Cosmic Influences on Human Behaviour", Futura, London, 1976. In an afterword for this pioneer, Dr. Percy Seymour writes the following:

"Battling with heroic courage and tenacity against the immense scientific prejudice and hostility of his colleagues in the scientific community, he was able to conclusively demonstrate, through repeated and stringently controlled experiments, that, as the ancients had believed, outstanding individuals in different professions tend to be born at times when appropriate planets were close to the horizon or the meridian.

He was able to show that top military men, athletes, and entrepreneurs tend to be born "under Mars", while scientists favor Saturn, poets and politicians favor the Moon, and actors Jupiter. He was able to show that the more outstanding the individual the more likely appropriate planets would be prominent. He went on to demonstrate that, in the case of natural births, children tend to be born with the same planets prominent in the sky at birth as their parents."

Elsewhere, Dr. Percy Seymour makes the comment that Gauquelin found no evidence in favor of the standard Sun-sign astrology during his research. Also, there is mentioned the fact that much of the criticism levelled towards Gauquelin was motivated by the fact that the critics could not conceive of a mechanism by which Gauquelin's results could be understood.

It would appear that the author was quite impressed with the data presented by Gauquelin's research, and although the data is surprising to the traditional scientific viewpoint, it nevertheless exists, and thus needs to be explained. Where others would "have it go away", Dr Seymour at least confronts the evidence head on, and puts forward convincing arguments as to why it is this way, and not another.

      Elsewhere, Dr. Percy Seymour quotes:

 " ... a major weakness in our approach as scientists: a collective unwillingness to welcome new or anamolous results. We dont want to lose sight of the fundamental fact that the most important experimental results are precisely those that do not have a theoretical interpretation; the least important are often those that confirm theory to many significant figures."

            --- Professor Philip Anderson, Physics Today. (Reference Frame - September 1990)

To conclude this review, it might be helpful to reiterate that one of the key concepts presented in Dr. Percy Seymour's book is the phenomenom known as resonance. The characteristics of resonant systems within resonant systems are only now beginning to be explored and researched. The mechanism of the selective "tuning-in" to various frequencies involves the establishment of resonant sessions such as that which occur in the standard radio antenna for frequencies in the radio-wave spectrum.

The physiology of our bodies as human beings includes our neurology, which has clearly been established to operate via electric current generation. As such, the generation of corresponding magnetic fields is also in progress within this disapative structure known as the body. Comprehensive citations of literature concerning the detection of the geomagnetic field by animals, birds, fish, plants would indicate that man may also possess such capabilities, in his genetic record. Dr. Percy Seymour draws our attention to the fact that the 11 year solar cycle corresponds to specific configurations of the planets, and that the solar wind directly influences the geomagetic field. Other cycles in the geomagetic field are brought about by the tidal influence of the moon on the upper atmosphere.

When the concept of resonance is discussed, in many cases examples are provided with very small frequencies (ie: cycles), such as those to do with electromagnetic energy in various frequencies, or indeed with sound waves. Readers are invited to exercise their imagination and understanding in order to determine the nature of resonant systems which are based on cycles which are in the order of the tidal (6H 14M), the diurnal (24 H), the lunar cycles of 28-9 days, the seasons of quarter years, the annual cycles, and still greater cycles from the sunspot/solar cycles of 11 years through to the great geological cycles which may reflect the journey of the (earth/moon)/sun system about the Milky Way galaxy, of 200 million years (or so).

Dr. Percy Seymour, Astronomer and Astrophysicist, demonstrates that there are indeed some scientists out there who do not subscribe to any form of rampant skepticism when confronted with the leading keyword of Astrology. A healthy skepticism is warranted however in most matters, and the author uses a collection of quotes from immanent scientists, and from the philosophy of science, to assure us that he still has his feet firmly on the ground.

I wish him the very best in his future research and develoment, and congratulate him on the calibre and theme of this publication The Scientific Basis of Astrology.