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« on: June 06, 2007, 02:36:45 am »

It's an old belief that the moon and its phases influence human behaviour. Many people seriously believe that acts of violence increase during full moon e.g. incidents of murder, accidents, suicides rise during full moon. Some also believe that birth rates are higher during full moon. Cultures of extreme superstitions even go to the extent of believing that humans can turn into warewolves during full moons. Details given at the end of this post. The origins of all these myths are prehistoric. It is thought that this is one of the reasons why people in pagan eras worshipped the moon. But according to scientific study, there's absolutely no link between the phases of the moon and human behaviour.

Here's the explanation of an Astophysicist team. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy that analyzes the properties and interactions of cosmological objects based on known physical law. It can be said that the field of astrophysics is very similar to the fields of astronomy and cosmology.

They say that all hell does not break loose on or around the full moon. That's just human imagination because occurences during full moons can be remembered more easily.


By Andy Ptak and Gail Rohrbach

Scientists have looked for a correlation between phase of the Moon and such things as murders, violent crime, or births. In particular, many police officers or emergency room personnel have noted a seeming rise in activity in their line of work during full Moons. Scientific studies done to isolate this have, however, shown *no* correlation, contrary to the beliefs of those involved. In other words, the Moon's phase doesn't seem to have any affect on the number of crimes committed and babies born.

So why do people seem to notice an increase in these things around the time of the full Moon? Social scientists speculate it's because people are more likely to notice, and remember, a full Moon, rather than the Moon at other phases. Thus, if a strange murder is committed when the Moon's a crescent, people covering the crime may not remember the phase of the Moon that night. If, however, the Moon is full, a police officer might be more likely to remember the phase of the Moon that night, since the full Moon is bright and very obvious. Thus, crimes, births, and strange occurrences happen all month long, but only those on the full Moon are associated with the Moon's phase when people talk about them.
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Hairy creatures are often associated with werewolves. A werewolf is an animal from folklore which can change from human to wolf and back again and is believed to consume human flesh or blood. (Wer is an Old English term for man.) While there are no documented cases of any human turning into a wolf and back, there are documented cases of humans who believed they were werewolves. To suffer from such a delusion is known as lycanthropy. Lycanthropy is a delusional belief that one has turned into an animal, especially a werewolf. In Europe during the Middle Ages, witchcraft or magic was commonly believed to be the cause of delusional beliefs. According to modern theories, such superstitions are just stories and if taken too seriously, can be the outcome of common brain disorders. One modern theory is that the rye bread of the poor was often contaminated with the fungus ergot, which caused hallucinations and delusions about werewolves.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 03:18:22 am »

Very good clarification and nicely written. Thanks kat. The werewolf bit reminds me of the movie 'Silver Bullet' by Stephen King Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 04:05:08 pm »

LoL .. yeah, this moon stuff and its link with the mind is big time nonsense. It originates from those same ancient and pagan views that were rampant in Europe in the very dark ages. I wonder how no Hadith has been written on it. Or perhaps there has, I haven't yet read it ..  tonguesmile Thanks for the interesting post cat.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 03:00:42 am »

It originates from those same ancient and pagan views that were rampant in Europe in the very dark ages. I wonder how no Hadith has been written on it. Or perhaps there has, I haven't yet read it .. tonguesmile

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