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The Federation of American Scientists was "gravely disturbed." So they fired off a letter to Ronald Reagan to ask whether he really believes in astrology and fortune telling, as a newspaper story had indicated.

The scientists said that "in our opinion, no person whose decisions are based , even in part, on such evident fantasies can be trusted to make the many serious - and even life and death -- decisions required of American presidents."

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Reagan spokesman Ken Towery denies that the candidate has any serious interest in fortune telling or astrology. He reveals that Reagan responded to the federation this way:

"While Nanacy and I enjoy occasionally glancing at the horoscope when we're in town (which is not very often), I can truthfully say that I have never made a decision based on it -- nor will I ever."m

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