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Stars and tripe


I find it ludicrous that the Construction Careers Event, being held next month and sponsored in part by NCE, should allocate astrological signs to the characters in its advertisements. Surely no rational engineer will make decisions - career or otherwise - using this residue of medieval superstition, based on the purported position of the sun on your birthday. I say purported because precession of the equinoxes in the last few thousand years has moved the sun along - when astrologers say it is in Aries it is actually in Pisces!

Peter Morris (M), 3 Chiromo Close, Chispite, Zimbabwe

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