What says the Skepdic Dictionary about Numerology?

October 30, 2008

The Skepdic Dictionary.
The Skepdic Dictionary.


Some quotes & responses:

  • “Numerology is the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their influence on human life.” True! But the Skepdic Dictionary simply denies/ignores the fact that the occult often provides meaning and guidence in people’s life. And therefore the conclusions “…there are no occult meanings to numbers …”, is at least questionable.

  • “Some alleged psychics, like Uri Geller, claim that numerology helps them understand events such as the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.” True! But one can question: what does a statement of Uri Geller say about the validity of numerology?

  • “Numerology shouldn’t be brushed off without a thorough examination of its underlying theory. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any.” True! But could this be a basic characteristic of all occult sciences? An occult theory is always questionable for the obvious reasons, just like the ancient stories about Jezus Christ of Nazareth. Asking questions is only a basic ‘quality’ of the human mind!

  • “That is, numerologists can produce a “reading” for you, just as astrologers, biorhythmists and Myers-Briggs can. And you will be amazed at how “accurate” the reading is! You may not even be aware at how selective your thinking has become as you are dazzled by the accuracy of your reading.” True, and this is truely an important point! But maybe it is also interesting to be aware of the fact that even in academic psychology the existence of personality traits is questioned. After all, life is all about perception!

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    The Skeptic’s Dictionary

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