Isn Astrology Irrational and Unscientific?
TOP Now we shift to the other objection, that astrology does not work and it is irrational and unscientific. In my writing and studies, I find myself often returning to the concept of world view or world picture. E.M.W. Tillyard defines it as, “…the most ordinary beliefs about the constitution of the world..” E.M.W. Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture (Vintage, undated) p. viii. World views are both conscious and unconscious, encompassing our basic philosophy as well as our unconscious beliefs and assumptions. What we see as objective reality is in actuality our own subjective model of reality. Thus when we change our world view, our reality changes. Nevertheless, this does not mean that all world views are equally valid. We can test different world views by comparing them with our actual experience to see if they are internally consistent.