Astrology as Science: Mars Effect

I listen to Philosophy of Science: Bolinda Beginner Guides by Geoffrey Gorham (as a printed book: The Philosophy of Science: A Beginner’s Guide).

During the discussion of the demarcation criterion (what is science and what is not), the author has mentioned the Mars effect, and I have found some info to this in Google.

Wikipedia on Mars effect:

The Mars effect is a name often used to refer to a reported statistical correlation between athletic eminence and the position of the planet Mars relative to the horizon at time and place of birth. This controversial finding was first reported by the French psychologist and statistician Michel Gauquelin who, in his book L’influence des astres (“The Influence of the Stars”, 1955), the first rigorous study of astrological claims,[1] suggested that a statistically significant number of sports champions were born just after the planet Mars rises or culminates.”

Michel Gauquelin, Is There Really a Mars Effect?
Above & Below: Journal of Astrological Studies, Issue 11, Fall 1988, pp. 4-7.
http://www.theoryofastrology.com/gauquelin/mars_effect.htm

The figure from the paper that shows the original Mars effect:

Distribution of Mars in the Mars discovery data


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