of Eminent Persons
LexiLine has a lot to do
with ancient astronomy
so that it is natural that
we also took a serious statistical view
of the days of birth of
famous and eminent persons.
Astrology brings astronomy
"down to earth" as it were
and tries to make celestial
bodies "relevant" to human life.
Such a motivation is
We have in the interim
farmed that material out
to our blog on Astrology
but retain the original
pages at LexiLine for those who use them.
A Serious Look
Statistical Point of View
A statistical study
of all the famous people
in the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Rank of the
Astrological Signs by Field of Fame
Aries 1st place
Famous Persons by Month of Birth
Total Number of
by Field of Eminence
Famous Persons by
and Field of Eminence
Evaluation of the Data by
Relation of the
temperature, geomagnetic activity)
Relation of the
Data to Long-Term Cycles, the
(Kondratiev) Saros Cycle
research by Kop and Heuts on
Partners and Month of Birth
This is the first
of many fun but serious pages about a mass of
astrological statistics we have compiled.
unknowingly malign astrology.
Humans have always
tried to reach for the stars
and bring them to an understandable human level.
This is what astrology does it makes the stars "relevant".
The general conception of scientists that all of astrology is bunk,
has not been
empirically proven, either one way or the other.
The geneticists and physicists tell us we are all formed of particles
so small that we can not even see them, so why should there be
no influence exerted by large and visible heavenly bodies, such as
the Moon, which is powerful enough to create ocean tides?
Are our fluids immune? We consist of 90% water.
And yet, a number of years ago, a number of Nobel Prize Winners
signed a document stating that Astrology had no foundation in fact
EVEN THOUGH NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THESE SCIENTISTS
HAD EVER DONE FIVE MINUTES OF RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT
A poor showing by the Nobel Laureates. VERY UNSCIENTIFIC.
Upon hearing this, I bet a colleague (an astrology opponent)
a bottle of champagne that an empirical study of the birth dates
of famous persons would show statistically significant deviations.
I won the wager.
The scientific, empirical evidence - this sample - consists of
the dates of birth of history's most famous persons.
It totals 11,439 men and women from the year 1400 to the year 1974
as listed in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia, 1974 edition.
Of course, the day of birth itself
can not be an operative determining factor for
any alleged differences among humans,
but the varying periods of foetal (fetal) development
- depending on the date of conception -
could have some influence on the vigor of an organism
(and the various developing parts of the organism),
judging by the fact that toxic pharmaceutical drugs
such as thalidomide have been shown to exert a teratogenic influence
in various ways depending on when the drug was taken during pregnancy.
Excessive radiation can also lead to teratogenicity,
showing how environmental influences can impact the growth of an
Similarly, defects such as stunted growth
and a variety of disorders can be caused by malnutrition,
also prior to birth, in the period of foetal development.
Not all parts of the human organism develop at the same time in the
so that influences during the foetal period could be time-dependent,
even affecting the time-dependent development of blood vessels, etc.,
to various parts
of the foetus,
which could lead to some differences in the final "birth" product
on the date of conception and the subsequent period of development.
Hence, environmental events
(even simply climate, heat and cold, etc.)
could play a role in early development of an organism
-- and the date of birth could reflect some of that --
since persons born on similar dates are arguably exposed
in similar regions to similar influences during the period of pregnancy.
In any case, that material has all been moved to Astrology
It is a lot of fun,
but please do not take it too seriously,
even if many serious people on this planet do use astrology,
both in their personal and business lives.
It is still an essential part of some cultures.
Nevertheless, too little serious research
has been conducted on these matters
to draw any probative conclusions
for our modern age.
Most certainly the actual date of birth
is not the operative "event"
for differences between people.
Genetics, for example,
is demonstrably dominant
as to our actual person.
Two identical twins
are genetically identical,
even though they have the same birth date,
their similarity is due to their identical genes,
and not to the stars or planets.
Hence, astrology remains simple fun,
and please regard it is as such and no more.
Given a fairly normal child,
it is up to that child to make his way on this Earth,
as that child reaches infancy, childhood, puberty, adolescence and
and the course of a man's or woman's life
is in large part every man's or woman's own doing.
One can not causally applaud or blame heaven
for what happens
in the course of a lifetime.
It is important to accept
for one's own life.
Your life is
what YOU make of it.
Chance and circumstance
play a role too, of course,
but putting your fate in
the hands of stars or planets
is something that is a
question of personal beliefs
and superstitions and not something
supported by facts or
"Belief" is the
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