Get over it, it's Kali Yuga
Not to be pessimistic but it's kali yuga. I don't think Raoji should really waste his time trying to defeat the rationalists anymore. I think his time would be better spent writing on the various secrets of Jaimini astrology as well as the astrology of spirituality.
Moreover, those who have enough pious merits (sukritis) from previous lifetimes of good deeds and sadhu-seva will automatically have faith in the vedas and their corollaries the vedangas, one of which is Jyotish. To try and convince people who simply do not have the sukrti to understand these sacred sciences is a waste of time and futile. God will guide those who are sincere to the right place.
Personally, while the sports atricle does have an audience, I sincerely would like to see more of the secrets of Jyotish dealing with spirituality and the lives of saints rather then read about Fedrer. I wish Rao could write a sequel to his books Yogis, astrology and the wheel of time -- His best book in my opinion. Perhaps he could share with us some of the pastimes of the contemporary sadhus and saints among us instead of leaving us wishing and dreaming for those yogis and saints of yore.
Hari Om Tat Sat.