I’m a big fan of science education, and those institutions whose reason for being is the furthering of knowledge, and the encouraging of the young to follow math-based ambitions. That stuff is hard, and requires a whole heap of enthusiasm and motivation in order to slog through.
Conversely, it’s somewhat shocking when I find a space center, a place that claims its goals are “to educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration” working to do exactly the opposite. I’m talking about the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and them deciding to put on an event with a known scam artist front and centre, the Astrologer Rose Marcus.
[A quick caveat, lest anyone misunderstand: I do not believe that Rose Marcus, more than any other astrologer, is a scam artist. Rose Marcus, as an astrologer, is peddling bullshit and lies, and is therefore a scam artist. Claiming to be a psychic is just digging deeper into the fraud.]
On February 14th, H.R. MacMillan will be hosting a “Cosmic Love Connection” event. It’s billed as “a fun, light-hearted and romantic look at the night sky in the planetarium star theatre.” I’ve included a screenshot of the advertisement here, click if you’d like a larger size.
Astrology is blatantly false, and is (and has always been) in competition with Astronomy, at least in the minds of the ignorant. What H.R. MacMillan is doing here is providing a platform for this particular fraud to gain access to new rubes, people whom she can lie to about the efficacy of Astrology (and anything other than “it’s just making up stories that have no basis in reality” is a lie).
H.R. MacMillan… Seriously, what the hell? You’re taking public money, and putting this… shite… on? I am disappoint.
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