I must confess that I aspire to be a rational person, and I enjoy following the Skeptic community (no, not the deniers or cynics, but the skeptics). I’m assuredly not always successful, and I try not to judge others too harshly when they aren’t either, but I’m going to relax that rule a bit and mock some aspiring PUMA astrologers.
I think it’s fair to point out that the credulity and lack of critical thinking that would permit someone to put stock into astrology are precisely the characteristics that serve one well as a PUMA. Furthermore, there is a wealth of easily accessible information from authoritative sources about astrology and its utter failure when tested. It takes a deeply incurious person to rely on astrology without ever seeking out such information. Or alternately, it takes somebody who is capable of dismissing loads of information and cherry picking information from disreputable sources that stroke his/her biases. Sounds like PUMA in a nutshell to me!
So who are our PUMA Astrologers?
And that’s just one thread with a handful of PUMAs.
How much stupid can fit into any one person?