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The fault, dear Brutus...

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Peter Kuitenbrouwer reports for the National Post (Canada):

Police in Chatham-Kent, Ont., announced Wednesday that, of 1,986 people arrested so far this year, 203 were Aries, whereas just 139 were Sagittarius.
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Criminologists and astrologists dismissed the list -- released by the police on an otherwise slow day for both crime and news -- as not comprehensive enough to portray any patterns of crime. Then again, so did the police department.
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Const. Pearce, who produced the data, concedes, "Next year the list could be completely different unless we arrest the same people."
Actually, given what we know about recidivism, the latter possibility is substantial.

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"The famous French Astrologer, Michael Gauquelin, offered free horoscopes to any reader of Ici Paris, if they would give feedback on the accuracy of his supposedly "individual" analysis. He wanted to scientifically test his profession of astrology.

He sent out thousands of copies of the same horoscope - and 94% of the readers replied that his reading was very accurate and insightful.
What they didn't know was that the horoscope was that of a local mass murderer, Dr. Petiot, who had admitted during his trial that he had killed 63 people."--Karl S. Kruszelnicki


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