Science: Forecast for 1941

Astronomer Bart Jan Bok was born under Taurus and thinks nothing of it. But he is disturbed by the fast-growing number of U. S. citizens who look to Taurus, Gemini, Mercury and Venus, for solace and advice. This week he turned from his work at the Harvard Astronomical Observatory to report for the American Association of Scientific Workers on the status of astrology in the U. S. today. Astronomers generally hold it beneath their dignity to refute astrologers. But the time has come, Bok thinks, for scientists to attack the revival of a pernicious superstition.

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