REPORT FROM GUJARAT - Kiran, Editor, Rationalist Patrika.

During the Reliance World Cup Cricket Tournaments, the Satya Shodak Sabha of Surat challenged astrologers to prove how good they are at forecasting. They were to answer; ten questions regarding the results of the matches. The astrologers were to predict the results and answer the questions correctly. One lakh rupees in prize-money would be given to the person predicting everything correctly. But each entrant had to deposit Rs.100 as a fee refundable only to the winners.

Without being astrologers ourselves, the outcome of this challenge was already known to us. They lost their money! Four astrologers entered, none won. Once more, astrology was defeated by skeptics.

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Last update: 15 July 1998