An empirical study of an astrological hypothesis in a twin populationdeldebbio | 9 de dezembro de 2010
Não tive tempo para traduzir, mas é um estudo bem valioso; saiu publicado em algumas revistas científicas faz alguns anos, mas eu nunca tinha postado aqui. Artigo original aqui:
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aDépartement de Biologie et Physiologie animales, Université de Paris-Sud, Bat. 440-443 bis, 91405 Orsay, France
The purpose of this study is to determine if an astrological hypothesis may correspond to a factor which differentiates both personalities in a twin pair. A population of 251 pairs of homo- and heterozygotic twins was established and tested with the help of a questionnaire. Two hundred and thirty-eight replies were obtained. The test involved the choice of two psychological characteristics to which the families had to attribute the Christian name of each of the twins. The characteristics were polarized in relation to one another (for example, more energetic or less energetic) and were extracted from a preliminary astrological study of the two birth charts of twins. One hundred and fifty three exact replies and 65 reverse replies were obtained; 20 replies declared that no difference had been found. Statistical comparison of proportions showed that exact replies could not be attributed to chance and support the astrological hypothesis as a new element in differentiating personality within a pair of twins.