Astrologer arrested for making prediction

The Sri Lankan government recently arrested the astrologer Chandrasiri Bandara. Unfortunately, it wasn't because he was peddling pseudoscience, but because his predictions had political implications they didn't like. He had foreseen that a planetary change on October 8 would be inauspicious for the government, and that it wouldn't be able to contain rising living costs. [BBC]

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Posted on Fri Jun 26, 2009


Linda Moulton-Howe ( recently reported on crop circle formations in England that apparently have predicted a severe solar event (coronal mass ejections, sunspots, magnetic field disruptions, etc.) on July 7th of this year. Personally, I wouldn't arrest her, but I might sue her for scaring the beejeezus out of people with this crap. I'll probably wait until July 8th, tho, just to be safe. You're welcome
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Jun 27, 2009  at  10:26 AM
I didn't know that you can be arrest for this stupid reason
Posted by Bromacleanse  on  Wed Jul 01, 2009  at  02:01 AM
:roll: An astrologer from Argentina,Don Zodiac Guille has already sent an e-mail to Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa imploring to liberate his collegue, Astrologer Chandrasiri BANDARA saying " Please, MERCY for Chandrasiri, Dear President Mahinda Rajapakse, because his relate is maybe a mistake..."

Don Zodiac Guille is the chairman at World Wide Parapsychological Association and asked all newspapers from Asia to publish his petition to Sri Lankan President.

Argentine horoscope man also says: If the Sri Lanka leader is a Sagitarian. I know about his generosity but also his bad temper when he gets angry... I describe this in my site"

I feel that Chandrasiri will be free as soon as his Excellency reads my e-mail, I am an ordinary astrologer but I know the suffering stay in prison..."

Astrologer Don Zodiac Guille has recently predicted the civil-military rejection for the President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, but he also added that the President will returns to power.(Dorys Dodier from Madrid
Posted by Dorys Dodier Perrault  on  Thu Jul 02, 2009  at  03:04 AM
If you accept that astrology is "subject driven" somewhat like "cold-reading" then you'll understand why this dude is no good at it.

(Unless he was after the publicity...)
Posted by Joel B1  on  Sat Jul 04, 2009  at  02:32 AM
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