Titter Ye Not

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.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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