As an amateur astronomer, I was to an unnecessary degree opposed to the concept of astrology, especially if questioned about its scientific impact. The more I progress through the history course at Swinburne, the more I realize how naive that position was. It is too easy to underestimate the contributions of astrology from the pinnacles of modern astrophysics and freedom of thought, especially after it has been decoupled from the mainstream science.

Note: Importance of Astrology for the Development and Survival of Astronomy During Medieval Times