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Nick Allum     Science Communication, September 2011, 33: 341-366. Tuesday, 24 April 12
What Makes Some People ink Astrology Is Scientific?      Nick Allum     Science Communication, September 2011, 33: 341-36...
Astrology                    The “divination of the supposed                 influences of the stars and planets on        ...
Why?Tuesday, 24 April 12
e Present StudyTuesday, 24 April 12
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Additional questions       1: How is astrology viewed by Europeans in relation to       other scientific and nonscientific s...
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Tuesday, 24 April 12
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Hypotheses    1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more    scientific than “horoscopes...
Tuesday, 24 April 12
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  1. 1. Nick Allum Science Communication, September 2011, 33: 341-366. Tuesday, 24 April 12
  2. 2. What Makes Some People ink Astrology Is Scientific?  Nick Allum Science Communication, September 2011, 33: 341-366. Tuesday, 24 April 12
  3. 3. Astrology The “divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects.”Tuesday, 24 April 12
  4. 4. Why?Tuesday, 24 April 12
  5. 5. e Present StudyTuesday, 24 April 12
  6. 6. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  7. 7. Additional questions 1: How is astrology viewed by Europeans in relation to other scientific and nonscientific subjects? 2: How much of the variability in beliefs about astrology across Europe is related to country of citizenship?Tuesday, 24 April 12
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  14. 14. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  15. 15. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  16. 16. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  17. 17. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  18. 18. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
  19. 19. Hypotheses 1: The suffix “ology” means that people should tend to rate “astrology” as more scientific than “horoscopes.” 2a: Because of potential confusion or elision of meaning between “astronomy” and “astrology,” we should expect there to be a positive correlation between how people rate the scientificness of these two subjects. 2b: Assuming Hypothesis 2a to be correct, we should not expect to see the same positive correlation between ratings of horoscopes and astronomy because the potential for semantic confusion is much less. 3C: Citizens who are more knowledgeable about science should be less likely to rate astrology as scientific. 4: Following Adorno’s thesis, we should expect that people who score higher on a measure of authoritarianism will be more likely to rate astrology as being scientific.Tuesday, 24 April 12
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