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Old 01 August 2007, 07:53 AM
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Icon27 Study Debunks Full Moon Injury Beliefs

Ever whacked your thumb with a hammer, or wrenched your back after lifting a heavy box, and blamed the full moon? It's a popular notion, but there's no cosmic connection, Austrian government researchers said.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/worl...n-Mishaps.html
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Old 17 December 2011, 07:54 PM
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Wolf Full Moon Myths Leave Skeptics Howling

Full moons appeal to our imaginations and contribute to our mythologies, but ascribing too much power to them appears to be a continuing form of lunacy.

http://www.miller-mccune.com/culture...howling-38434/
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No doubt this study will do little to convince believers that they are wrong. It's called confirmation bias. If you believe this stuff than when you do have a rough day at work (or whatever) and come home to see that the moon is full. Than you say "see that kind of stuff happens every time the moon is full."

Of course the moon is full several days out of the month and you might have had a perfectly fine day at work yesterday when the moon was also full. Heck you might have had a worse day 12 days ago (when the moon was nowhere near full) but you didn't even notice the moon that day because it didn't fit your preconceived bias. That's how superstitions & pseudoscience stay around for so long; we remember the hits and forget the misses.
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Icon202 Lunacy during the full moon urban myth: researchers

A new study out of Quebec claims to debunk the urban legend that lunacy and mental health issues are more common during phases of the full moon.

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_heal...channel_id=155
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