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Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)
On belief in astrology:
Some of what these pamphlets [of astrological forecasts] say will turn out to be true, but most of it time and experience will expose as empty and worthless. The latter part will be forgotten [literally: written on the winds] while the former will be carefully entered in people's memories, as is usual with the crowd.
On giving astrology sounder foundations: De fundamentis astrologiae certioribus (Prague, 1602) Thesis 2, KGW 4 12
trans. J V Field, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 31 (1984) 229 - 72.
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