How do you reply to something like that? I decided to not even waste my time trying to explain how with huge numbers of natural disasters over the last century, and the fact that for each one there would be multiple different alignments in the astrology-sky, it’s possible to just pick out the occasional coincidence like this.
I decided to go with an old favourite: and just point out a blatantly spurious – but equally valid – correlation of my own.
So I replied with this tweet:
So there you are Susan Miller of Astrology Zone: there is a direct correlation between Captain America films and your NY-earthquake-hurricane combos. And it’s stronger than just “Planets were in Virgo, Libra”, which happens all the time.
I’ll assume that Susan selling her astrology app and tweeting about people’s possible misfortune in New York is only a correlation as well, not causality.