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Astronomy v/s Astrology

I find it amusing that two fields as different as astronomy and astrology have similar origin in the study of heavenly bodies. Isn't it interesting that the planetary data collected by Tycho Brahe for astrological charts was later used by Kepler to formulate the laws of planetary motion. These laws helped Newton give his law of gravity. And you see, whole astronomy is based on Newton's law of gravity. But there is a big difference. Astronomy is an empirical science based on evidence. It has a firm scientific basis. Astrology, however has been proved to be without a scientific basis whatsoever. The tussle is between the two is never ending. It's for you to decide, which one do you believe in.