Ah the internet has been alight with the sound of argueing over Professor Brian Cox's comment on the BBC programme Wonders of the Universe. Nothing is more guaranteed to get headlines; a reaction and a top rank in Google, than a straight out statement dissing something that many follow.
No he didn't say the X Factor is fixed. He simply said that astrology is rubbish, apparently. A little bit of "In my opinion, but I may be wrong" may have been useful. But hey maybe he did add that? But he isn't the first to say it. Just one of many.
As I work on the basis of don't knock it until you've tried it and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I skimmed over the debate on Twitter. (Anyway, although I wouldn't have knocked him, I didn't see it!) But very quietly, I shall say here, I have done my own research. If you are interested click through to a piece I wrote on the subject. Just my opinion.