Astrology, Palm Reading, Religion and so on...

If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.

David Hilbert, German mathematician

A friend told me a story. He was sitting on a bench when an old man on a bicycle rode by. The old man sat down on the bench with my friend, and they began to talk. The old man bragged that he was very successful in all areas of his life. He went on to say that he has a friend who can calculate the day of the week of any given date. He added that it was him who taught his friend how to perform this calculation.

My friend told me: “I understood immediately it was you.” I told the old man that I know how to read palms, and by reading his palm, I can tell him how this guy looks and what his name is.

The old man didn't believe me. I told him to give me his palm, and I will read it. The old man showed me his palm. I've read his palm for 20 seconds, and I told him that this guy is very tall. The old man said: “Yes, but that is no big deal because there are a lot of tall people.”

Then I continued to read his palm for another 20 seconds, and then I said: “His first name is Oleg!”. The old man stopped smiling in almost disbelief and said: “Yes, his first name is Oleg, but there are a lot of people by that name in our Russian-speaking community!”.

I continued to read his palm for another couple of minutes and then said: “His last name is Roitman!”.

The old man was stunned and almost fell off the bench.