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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:33 PM
I don't care what psychologists say. They study alot of things and always come up with answers to everything but I've seen normal people do some crazy things when the moon is full. One time my late brother-in-law got into a fight with a friend who lived three doors down. He got so angry he went home and took a hatchet and smashed all the windows of his friends car. They called the police and when they arrested him he wasn't drunk or on drugs. He wasn't crazy and was always a very friendly man who never did anything like that before. Everybody said it was because of the full moon and knowing him I agree.
Junior Chubb, on 21 November 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:
I am not usually a 'believer' so to speak but this time round, I firmly believe the moons cycle can have an effect on behaviour in some people. How and why is where I get stuck though...
From what I read in the past, the metals in our body were attracted by the full moon, causing a change in our personalities. As to the study...there are so many studies that contradict each other. A study by plastic bag producers had consumers freaking out that reuseable grocery bags were unhygenic and they should not be used. Pay a researcher enough to 'prove' your theory and you will be getting a result.
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Ask a nurse, doctor or Xray tech working an E.R. on full moon nights and you'll get a different perspective
There's a reason for this. You tend to notice a full moon, and if this coincides with a particularly busy shift there's a tendency to correlate the two. What you don't notice are the busy times when there isn't a full moon. So, some Police and nurses swear by this relationship but simply they are mistaken. Also, how many of them that claim this actually know when the moon is full? It can appear full for two days before and after.
The questions I would ask those that believe this is, how does it work?
By what mechanism does a full moon have this effect where other phases do not? It's still going overhead whether you can see it or not.
The moon is able to raise tides twice a day, but we don't see people going loopy twice a day. Why not?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:41 PM
My grandmother once had the job of compiling violent crime statistics for the Ft Worth PD. Maybe it was just a case of people using the full moon as an excuse to act a fool, ( Fool Moon... heh ) but violent crime definitely went up on those nights.
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