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View Poll Results: Does the Full Moon affect behaviour?
Yes, I believe the full moon affects human behaviour 38 74.51%
Nope, I don't think it has any affect at all 9 17.65%
I am not sure. 4 7.84%
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:02 PM   #31
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hunters and fishermen swear by lunar cycles, however. not sure why.
and you say you live with a woman and you don't know about lunar cycles?
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:33 PM   #32
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Im a girl and totally believe in lunar cycles if I around alot of women every day the all our cycles happen at the same time if Im not around alot of women its the full moon thats in control
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:55 PM   #33
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An interesting question indeed. I am so firmly grounded in common sense I am nearly buried to the knees, But I do believe lunar cycles affect us. Human beings, particularly women, are tidal, just as the sea is. I believe I can endorse the comment made about babies keen to be born from my years of Ob nursing. There is no doubt grouped women go into menses together. There is no doubt planting by the moon works. So I vote yes. Perhaps we are to quick to label people a bit 'off' when they believe these things, but there are not just a few old wives tales that have proved to be well based in science. I do not confuse these effects with personal responsibily. DH was a highway patrol officer for years, and people went quite nutty on the full moon.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:41 AM   #34
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The original question was does the full moon affect human behavior. I think menses cycles and going into labor are not human behavior. There is no doubt the lunar cycles affect these female cycles. For decades my menstrual cycle ALWAYS started on the NEW moon.

When I worked night shift at the mental hospital, I desperately wanted to find a correlation between the full moon and some type of abnormal behavior, but it just was not there.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:34 AM   #35
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Beth, their comments are relevant in that they are supporting their opinions with the fact that lunar cycles affect our physical bodies so why not our behaviour. Since this is an opinion, you are entitled to yours, and others are entitled to theirs. No scientific evidence needs to be presented.
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:36 PM   #36
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The I think menses cycles and going into labor are not human behavior.
This statement puzzles me, Beth. What do you think they are?
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #37
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This statement puzzles me, Beth. What do you think they are?
Good point!
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:11 PM   #38
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The I think menses cycles and going into labor are not human behavior.

This statement puzzles me, Beth. What do you think they are?

I think of behavior as something we have control over. We control our thoughts, our actions, our words. From my observation, women do not have control over when they go into labor. Now I have never had children, but I am not aware women have control over when they will deliver their babies.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:34 PM   #39
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I think we just have different definitions of what constitutes human behavior. Maybe what I'm thinking of is not so much behavior as you define it but rather natural functions and longings.

Bearing young is not restricted to humans, of course, but it certainly can be controlled in humans by opting for a C-section. Can a woman stop/start her menses? How long can a human control hunger/thirst when there is no food/water?

I could control my preference for ice cream over bean sprouts, but that does not replace the longing for the ice cream.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #40
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Sure one has control over behaviour Beth. I seriously doubt anyone has sprouted hair and howled at full moon.
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