# Astrologist sues NASA over comet crash

1. Jul 5, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
http://reuters.excite.com//article/...309275_RTRIDST_0_ODD-RUSSIA-HOROSCOPE-DC.html

:uhh: :rofl: I feel bad for whoever the people are at NASA who have to actually deal with the legal nonsense, but I sure do wish I was there to see the expression on the face of whoever the first person was to read it. Hopefully it will be quickly dismissed by the courts.

2. Jul 5, 2005

### ZapperZ

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3. Jul 5, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

Kerrie would know for sure, but I don't believe comets are part of astrological charts, especially ones that aren't visible or tracked, unlike Haley's.

What a nut.

4. Jul 5, 2005

### JamesU

comets are parts of astrological charts. I think they 'symbolize' something.

what a crazy nut! Nobody complained about the moon landing...

5. Jul 5, 2005

### cronxeh

I was hoping nobody would mention this idiotic "story"

Thanks Moonbear, you ruined my last hopes. My probability is shattered - I mean wow, you are the last person I thought would post this. I woulda expected this from like yomomma or Astronuc.. ah what the hey, the world's gone up in flames.

Next time my windows crashes, I'm filing a class action suit against Microsoft for moral, emotional, educational, and spiritual/religious damages caused to me.

6. Jul 5, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Just don't sue me for it. :rofl: That's why I posted it over here in GD. It just struck me as so idiotic that I had to share it with others I knew would appreciate the idiocy. If it's so important to your astrological chart, remake the chart. :tongue2:

7. Jul 5, 2005

### cronxeh

yes I do believe this Newtonian bump caused my libra/scorpio cusp compatibility to be nudged a little and I'm now attracted to Scorpios.. Say, Moonbie.. how you doin'?

raaawrr :tongue2:

8. Jul 5, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

According to the "Astrology Encyclopedia" - "The astrological significance of comets has been the subject of much study, but so far no definite conclusions have been reached."

http://www.astrologyweekly.com/dictionary/comets.php

The only ones even mentioned are ones that have been seen. She doesn't even seem to have the field of astrology behind her.

9. Jul 5, 2005

### honestrosewater

:rofl: :rofl:

What kind of belief system doesn't take into account NASA spacecrafts crashing? I thought that was a given.

10. Jul 5, 2005

Sounds fair to me: Value of a comet: $0. Say, the damage comes out to 50% of the value.... lets see, multiply by the uhhh.....carry the, hmmm.... can someone figure that one out for me? 11. Jul 5, 2005 ### Canute Perhaps astrology is nonsense, perhaps not. But either way its a more sensible idea than the idea of dropping bombs on passing comets. I guess American taxpayers are a bit more easy going about how their money is spent than most. 12. Jul 5, 2005 ### russ_watters ### Staff: Mentor Why? Btw, the Japanese are shooting bullets at asteroids... http://www.planetary.org/news/2004/hayabusa_earth-swingby_preview.html [Broken] Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017 13. Jul 5, 2005 ### Moonbear Staff Emeritus She obviously should have sought the advice of a fortune teller prior to preparing her chart. Can't blame NASA if her fortune teller got it wrong. Hey, I loved that game as a kid! Um... :uhh: I mean the video game Asteroids. 14. Jul 5, 2005 ### zoobyshoe I don't care if it screwed up her horoscope. It finally straightened mine out! 15. Jul 5, 2005 ### Kerrie Staff Emeritus This astrologist pisses me off. This gives those of us trying to study the subject with objectivity a bad reputation. Why is it the few bad apples ruin it for the rest of us? As far as I know, planetoids are sometimes considered in a chart, but that is all dependent upon the astrologist. Besides, how much of an impact would our satellite have upon this huge rock? And if there was an impact that made a significant difference to the orbit of the comet, I would think this would be an opportunity for astrolgists (the legitimate ones) to study the impact from the astrological point of view. Astrology is not meant to tell your fortune. 16. Jul 5, 2005 ### honestrosewater Maybe she should be suing you. Stealing her karma or something?? Sounds like "solid legal ground" to me... 17. Jul 5, 2005 ### Moonbear Staff Emeritus It seems that must be her interpretation of it, that if something disrupts a comet, her future is going to change. But, that's not what I meant by that comment anyway. I meant she needed a fortune teller to let her know the comet would collide with a satellite so she could prepare her chart accordingly, not that the chart was going to tell her future (if it could, her chart should have already predicted this anomaly). I'm just countering a nutty argument with another nutty argument. It's her own fault for not calling a fortune teller before embarking on the task of preparing her chart. :tongue2: 18. Jul 5, 2005 ### zoobyshoe Let her try suing me! My horoscope now says: "You will be invincible in all legal battles." 19. Jul 5, 2005 ### Ivan Seeking Staff Emeritus This just up 20. Jul 6, 2005 ### Kerrie Staff Emeritus Well isn't THAT convienent... 21. Jul 6, 2005 ### lwymarie This astrologist is too funny. Should we give her a big hand? lol 22. Jul 6, 2005 ### Evo ### Staff: Mentor :rofl: Roy's News Service 23. Jul 6, 2005 ### DadandMom Well so happy 24. Jul 7, 2005 ### Phobos Staff Emeritus too funny.$300 million?!? Did she actually expect to make that much money in the future from astrology? If so, maybe I'm in the wrong business. :)

I should probably let sleeping dogs lie, but if she believes that celestial objects affect (or even control) our future, then wouldn't NASA's actions been part of the Cosmic Plan? Didn't her horoscope predict that her horoscope would be messed up? Or is that too much of a paradox? (apologies to Kerrie...I know this is not how you view astrology)

25. Jul 7, 2005

### mapper

I like how humans try learn about something, we either shoot it or try blow it up. Reminds me of apes and monkeys.