Garnett, Richard( British novelist, literary critic and historian, seriously studied astrology.)
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Biography Garnett, Richard
(27.02.1835, 17:30, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England - 13.04.1906, London) --
Son famous philologist Richard Garnett. C 15 years until his retirement in 1899. G. worked in the British Museum. Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Edinburgh. For many years, Mr.. was the chief curator of the British Museum and became a legend for generations of readers and researchers through its extensive knowledge and an amazing memory. Thanks largely to the efforts of Mr.. in 1905. Blvd published general catalog of the British Museum, which is produced for 25 years.
G. was one of the first scientists of our time, who felt that in order to express an opinion on the truth or falsity of astrology, it is first necessary to examine. As a result of his study of this discipline, Mr.. came to the conclusion that unduly confused with astrology, fortune telling. In his essay "The Soul and the stars", published in "The University Magazine" in 1880, Mr.. opposed the traditional rejection of astrology by scientists. According to G., astrology - the physical sciences, as well as geology, rather than the occult teachings. G. pointed to the strictly empirical nature of astrology and wrote: "With regard to the reliability of its data, then astrology is the most accurate of all sciences, with the sole exception of astronomy".
G. also owns a number of other publications on astrology and its history (in t.ch. article "Astrology" in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica"), numerous scientific and artistic works, among which is best known for his collection of fables in the spirit of Lucian's "The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" (1888).