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Books | The Guardian ([info]theguardianbook) wrote,
@ 2020-02-25 06:00:00

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The surprising history of astrology – books podcast

On this week’s show, data scientist Alexander Boxer looks back over the history of astrology and reveals what it tells us about the past – and the future – of science. She tells Richard about the surprising history and science of astrology in his book A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data.

And at the trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, his lawyer complained that a juror was reading “books on predatory older men” and reviewing them online on Goodreads during the proceedings. Claire and Sian talk about the ways our reading choices can signal who we are as people.

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