Souchkov's fallacy,
or
How effective astrology is

Y. B. Karasik,
Thoughts Guiding Systems Corp.,
Ottawa, Canada.
e-mail:karasik@sympatico.ca

Recently I asked an astrologist how effective astrology is. His answer surprisingly resembled that of Valeri Souchkov. "Astrology is very popular," - he said, - "Horoscopes are hot products. You should not ask astrologists but those who buy our products and services. I personally have 160 clients and they already made up their minds as to whether astrology is useful for them or not."

Since I never heard of such a logical fallacy before, I have to pay tribute to Souchkov's inventiveness. TRIZ definitely works for him. Let's call his fallacious arguments Souchkov's fallacy !