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Jun 12, 2009, 8:25 PM 7

There are certain "empirical laws" in science which are found by experiment to be true but for which no rational explanation has so far been provided. the best example of such laws in astronomy is what is known as "Bodes law". This related to the distances of planets to the sun. If we write a series of numbers: 0,3,6,12,24,48,96, and if we then add 4 to each term, we get 4,7,10,16,28,52,100. Bode's law  states that the distance of the planets ar in the ratio of these numbers; that is of the distance of Mercury from the sun is taken as four units, that of Venus from the sun is seven Earth ten units, Mars sixteen, Jupiter fifty two amd Saturn 100. The figure twenty eigh originally had no known reference until the asteroids were discovered. By extending the law beyond one hundred, astronomers were able to predict the exiistence of Uranus. Neptune, and Pluto. the appearance of these trans-saturnian planets at the mathematically-appointed time and place forms one of the most thrilling chapters in the history of scientific discoveries. And this achievment is largely  due to the intuitive perception of Bode, to which no analytical basis has been provided to this day.Hence, we must be cautious when we use statistical methods, lest our expectations of such an a[[roach exceeds its field of utility

It took awhile to type it out )I am slow) but I thought I would share it with you. It is in  Stephen Arroyo's book Astrology.Psychology and the Four Eements An energy approach to Astrology& its use in the counselling Arts

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