I found it hard to suppress a titter, let alone a guffaw of derision, when I read today that the Astrological Association of Great Britain is sending a petition to the BBC. In one of the brilliant Stargazing Live programmes broadcast at the beginning of the month, the presenters (Dara Ó Briain and the physicist Brian Cox) made statements to the effect that astrology is rubbish.
Gasp! Who would have thought it?
This shocking revelation has spurred the AAGB into outraged action. Their petition is requesting that
the BBC make a public apology and a statement that they do not support the personal views of Professor Brian Cox or Dara O’Briain’s on the subject of astrology. We also request that the BBC will commit to making a fair and balanced representation of astrology when aired in the future.
It seems to me that the views of Cox and Ó Briain were a perfectly fair and balanced representation of astrology. Nothing more needs to be said.