What’s the Harm


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I saw the video on an astrologer reading someone’s personality. It was so fake I could tell he was making it up!


VIDEO VIEWED: This is a review of Jon Smith’s video on Astrology. Mr. Smith, the astrologer, claimed to use his client’s horoscope to predict that “something good will happen in the future” and that the client “recently had an accident.” In term of the textbook, the astrologer’s reading use using two tricks: VAGUE READINGS that can be interpreted in any way, and UNIVERSAL FACTS that apply to nearly everyone (nearly everyone has had a recent accident, even a small one.”


Check out the website “What’s the Harm?” among the required readings.

Select a paranormal claim from those on the list.Describe what you think are the most serious potential harms of this claim.Search websites promoting the claim you selected.Which “Path of Closed-Mindedness” is at times displayed by proponents of your claim.200 words.

Remember that you get additional points for discussing what others have posted.

I will submit two peers post for you to write the response but I have to wait for them to post !!