What astrology tells us about humans
Horoscope writer Marissa Malik is quoted as saying: “Astrology reminds us there’s something bigger than humans” (Superstitious minds? Surge in enthusiasm for astrology apps, 10 August). No! It reminds us, as Einstein said, that there is nothing bigger than human stupidity. It is astronomy that has taught us that there is something much, much bigger than humans. It is just this sort of growing irreverence for science and blind acceptance of nonsense that makes me think we have little chance of dealing with climate change and associated issues.
• After years of doing the quick crossword, I have found an error in the grid for 12 August. The clue was “Someone unprepared to face the facts”, but I couldn’t fit “Brexiteer” in, however hard I tried.
• Or, as the late great Lowell George sang it in Old Folks Boogie: “And you know that you’re over the hill / When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill” (Letters, 12 August).
St Asaph, Denbighshire
• Rather than wanting to know what Joseph Fiennes had to say about misogyny (G2 interview, 12 August), I found myself wanting to know what a “neutral-looking” cafe is.
• If and when the new 50p coins ordered by Sajid Javid appear (Report, 12 August), will they be worth more or less than the foil-covered chocolate coins we buy to hang on the Christmas tree?
Skipton, North Yorkshire
• Were they really “10 of this year’s best jokes” at the Edinburgh festival (Lines of the times, G2, 13 August)?
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