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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?

Check your palm....if you see a pentagram then you'll know for sure. ;)
 

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i'll let you know after i get drunk, strip naked, and bay at the moon.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?
Indirectly maybe, due to it being generally lighter at night, though that will be less relevant in a world full of artificial lighting. I can't think of any good reason why there would be any direct affect. The moon is always there however much of it we can see and it only reflects the light of the Sun so surely any direct effect from that would be overshadowed (no pun intended) by direct sunlight during the day. I suspect the belief that full moon does have an affect is a mixture of ancient faiths and myths fed by generations of confirmation bias.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?

I don't know about people but my dryer broke today and I had to hang my wet clothes out to dry, I don't see why the moon couldnt have played a part in this.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?
Absoluely it does.

If it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the ocean, it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the brain, along with the neuronet function.

I have known people who themselves were self-admitted "lunatics", and I obvserved their behavior during full moons.

It's real.

Not a lot is known about the mechanisms themselves, but, the effect is real.
 

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Absoluely it does.

If it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the ocean, it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the brain, along with the neuronet function.

I have known people who themselves were self-admitted "lunatics", and I obvserved their behavior during full moons.

It's real.

Not a lot is known about the mechanisms themselves, but, the effect is real.

Gravitational pull has something to do with it, essentially? *in your estimation*
 

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Absoluely it does.

If it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the ocean, it's powerful enough to affect the fluids in the brain, along with the neuronet function.
What would that have to do with the phase of the moon though? We get the same gravitational effect whether the moon is full or new.

I have known people who themselves were self-admitted "lunatics", and I obvserved their behavior during full moons.
Self-confessed or self-defined? I don't see how you can eliminate confirmation bias from this (without a very long and hugely restrictive experiment).
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?



Statistically speaking... frack if I know. But back when I was in LE sometimes it did SEEM as if our craziest of crazy nights were during a full moon...
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?

There was a beautiful full moon this morning when I was out walking the dog - nice and big, clear, mesmerizing. Not sure it affected my personality since I'm still pretty darn terrific.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?

AhhhhrrrRRROOOOOOOOOOO

nope, none at all...
 

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There was a beautiful full moon this morning when I was out walking the dog - nice and big, clear, mesmerizing. Not sure it affected my personality since I'm still pretty darn terrific.

The current Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius. It's not water he's pouring out of his jug, but knowledge. I'd say you have your personality pegged quite well! :thumbs:
 

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i'll let you know after i get drunk, strip naked, and bay at the moon.

update : i just took my little dog outside and tried to teach her to howl. she just danced around. don't worry, my neighbors weren't alarmed. they're used to my quirks.
 

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The current Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius. It's not water he's pouring out of his jug, but knowledge. I'd say you have your personality pegged quite well! :thumbs:

Takes one, to know one, Lady P - good morning and have a fun day.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?
Absolutely.

However, it's the placebo effect.
 

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The current Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius. It's not water he's pouring out of his jug, but knowledge. I'd say you have your personality pegged quite well! :thumbs:

When the moon.... Is in the 7th house... and Jupiter, aligned with Mars...


Funny how certain words trigger memories.
 

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Tonight is a full moon. Do you think there's any truth to the assertion that the full moon affects people's personalities?

No . . . the myth has been bunked for quite some time. It's a matter of awareness - people notice, and see connections, and otherwise they don't pay attention.
 

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No . . . the myth has been bunked for quite some time. It's a matter of awareness - people notice, and see connections, and otherwise they don't pay attention.

What about when cops, people working psych units, etc notice.

Usually, I notice people acting wonky so go ****. Is it a full moon? I Google, and the answer is yes.
 

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Absolutely.

However, it's the placebo effect.

Are you saying that the mind-over-matter explanation is more acceptable to you than the matter-over-matter explanation?
 

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What about when cops, people working psych units, etc notice.

Usually, I notice people acting wonky so go ****. Is it a full moon? I Google, and the answer is yes.

I always notice. Things get crazy, I'm emergency on call, all hell breaks loose. I step outside and look up....Yup. .Full moon.
 
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