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Monday, April 12, 2004

Monday April 12, 2004. I don't believe in astrology. I do believe that when people begin being born away from Earth, astrologers will try to draw up appropriate horoscopes.

Today, I looked on the web for speculations by believers about Mars-based horoscopes. I found one link which had some useful information. (In Martian astrology, Earth would be associated with Taurus.) One which led me to an explanation of how Egyptian astrology was derived from Martian astrology -- no useful technical details included. And a number of references to Heinlein's _Stranger in a Strange Land_.
From USA Today's state snippets:
California: Los Angeles -- State Indian tribes are funneling some of their casino profits to universities for the study of Native American issues. Tribal representatives say their donations are an extension of philanthropy that totals an estimated $70 million annually. But some critics say academic integrity is at risk when special interests influence higher education.// Elderwood -- Law enforcement authorities say the increase in the popularity of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets has fueled an upsurge in cattle stealing from California farms and ranches. Beef prices have increased in recent months as Americans try diets that promote protein consumption. That's led to a new generation of cattle rustlers.
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 12-Apr-2004
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Police judge criminal profiles based on who writes them, study finds
A study of Australian police found that officers rated the criminal profile of a murderer as more accurate when they thought it was written by a professional profiler than when they thought it was written by someone else – even though the profiles were exactly the same. This suggests even professionals like police can be swayed by the wrong things. The results suggest that even professionals like police officers can be swayed by the wrong things.

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