Astrology and Feynman
From time to time, people write us and ask for details about Feynman’s birth so that they can prepare astrological charts. His sister Joan, asked that we post this message:
Although I know the time my brother was born I will not give out that information. Along with my brother, I believe that an interest and belief in astrology is very dangerous to civilization. Richard devoted his life to increasing knowledge about the physical universe, and would not be willing to contribute to this retrogressive magic. I used to think that he was getting upset about a harmless parlor game, but it is more and more apparent that I was incorrect and that the belief in astrology and other ancient errors about reality is an important force operating in today’s world. As usual Richard was right.