Astrology, Numerology & Handwriting Analysis – Far From Being Pseudo Sciences

The modern mainstream scientific community often discredits

sciences such as numerology, astrology and graphology and

says that no proof exists of their validity. Traditional scientific

“experts” sometimes even call these esoteric, empirically based

sciences “pseudo sciences.”

Underwood Dudley, PhD in mathematics and author of

“Numerology, or What Pythagoras Wrought,” calls numerology

“folly” and says, “…there is nothing wrong with mysticism…on

the other hand, everything is wrong with numerology…numbers

do not control events…(numerology is) the belief that things

happen because numbers make them happen…(e.g., 2 is wet

and cold–if your number is 2, you tend to be wet and cold)…I

maintain that Pythagoras was a successful cult leader, and that

is essentially all that he was.”

It sounds as if Dr Dudley may feel he’s contributed more to

the fields of math and science than Pythagoras. The great

philosopher Plato was strongly influenced by Pythagoras’

doctrines, so it’s doubtful Plato would have agreed with Dr

Dudley. Pythagoras is known, among other things, for the

hypotenuse theorem, or the Pythagorean Theorem. He’s also

known as the “father of number;” he established the scientific

foundation for mathematics and the philosophy of numbers.

Aside from excluding from his book virtually all valued

comprehensive numerology techniques, Dr Dudley points

out the superficiality of some modern numerologists’ methods.

This may be justified since too many published numerology

books offer only a glimpse into the complex science and,

or fail to put it in the best context. However, numerology

(otherwise known as number mysticism) is a form of

mysticism and anyone who has objectively studied the

science comes to understand that events and personality

traits are represented by numbers, not controlled by them.

Since his statements against numerology are so strong, one

expects Dr Dudley to decisively invalidate the science. Yet,

he fails to do this.

It’s important to note that hypothesis or theory cannot be

proven, it can only be invalidated. Graphology, numerology

and astrology have never been scientifically shown to be

invalid. Seasoned numerologists and astrologers consistently

predict fated circumstances and accurately identify personality


Although there are few or no documented cases of accredited

researchers supporting the science of astrology or numerology,

the field of graphology has been investigated by academic

investigators (click and scroll down for a partial listing:

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In order for money to be available to fund research in

accredited institutions, a donor or corporation has to make

a contribution. Do most benefactors indirectly or directly

control and dictate what the funds are used for? Yes. In

today’s world it is unlikely an individual or corporate

donor will designate funds towards numerology or

astrology research; they are not areas that help to directly

cure disease or support the marketing of corporate

promotional efforts.

Contrary to popular opinion, traditional scientific theories are

not unshakable. That which is discarded by the orthodox

scientific community today may very well be embraced by

the world tomorrow. The history of science is full of widely

held notions refuted by overlooked data. Established

scientific standards and belief systems today are constantly

being challenged by new discoveries. Old paradigms are

shattered, and exciting new platforms are established. Some

of these new discoveries and data are publicized, but many

are suppressed.

The 9,000 year-old Caucasian skeleton found in Washington

state crushes countless modern-day anthropological ideals.

The Egyptian monuments and hieroglyphics found on South

Pacific Islands deeply threaten many modern-day celebrated

notions as do the discoveries of tops of pyramids and other

ancient man-made edifices that rise up through the sea beds in

the depths of some of the world’s oceans. Many of modern

science’s cherished ideals are regularly trounced by

overwhelming evidence of more valid concepts. Remember

the theory that the world is flat or the theory that the sun

revolves around the earth?

Unfortunately, there is a herd mentality developed in any

esteemed group and the general population usually places

the “science authorities” on pedestals. If a researcher varies

from the accepted philosophies (or those that are dictated to

them indirectly by their funding sources), they risk becoming

an outcast; there’s too much at stake to vary from the

customary standards.

How do we “validate” the sciences of numerology, astrology

and graphology? For that matter, how do we prove that

unconditional love, intuition, or happiness exist? The inability

to see the stars during the day does not mean they don’t exist.

We are unable to see water evaporating, yet this does not

disprove the cycle of evaporation and precipitation. One

must view the sciences of numerology, astrology and

graphology from an intuitive, unconventional perspective

to begin to understand their inherent validity. Yes,

newspaper horoscopes are like poetry–meant to be

amusing, and applying only a few numerological aspects

towards personality analysis or prediction is like expecting

to get in shape with one minute of exercise each week; a

more thorough approach is necessary for results.

Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

Source by Scott Petullo

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