Glossary term: Astrology

Description: Astrology refers to claims that the positions of celestial objects in the sky predict future events in any person's life. Astrological practices were part of most ancient cultures and are still present in modern societies. However, such practices do not have any scientific basis: there is no feasible causal agency, predictions cannot be rigorously tested, and interpretations are affected by confirmation bias.

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