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Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Diversity => Environment => Topic started by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 02:17:13 PM

Title: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 02:17:13 PM
Are you effected by the full moon?
Do you have unexplained spasmodic lapses of idiocity
Only to go outside to calm down and find that sure enough there is a full moon.
Have you ever felt like you wanted to explode for no apparent reason.
Yes its the lunar effect.
And dispite many attempts to disprove its existence, oh yes its there.
Are you effected by the full moon?
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 02:33:40 PM
There is no scientific evidence that proves a lunar lunacy (full moon) effect exists.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Gossamer on February 26, 2016, 02:51:56 PM
That well may be true, Kim; however, I have noticed over many years that it seems to affect some.

When someone does something that seems extraordinarily odd,  and I look skywards for help from above, lo and behold there's a full moon. :angel:
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: sam on February 26, 2016, 02:53:05 PM
It has an effect on schizophrenics.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 02:57:13 PM
Based on what evidence?
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: sam on February 26, 2016, 03:04:03 PM
I read it somewhere..can't remember where.  Google it.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 03:34:48 PM
You made the claim, you provide the reference.

Besides that, there is no scientific study that supports lunar lunancy..so I don't need to google.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 03:38:18 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 03:43:32 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon

Name, date of studies please.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 03:47:13 PM
Dr Karl

....But in our modern technological society, does the Moon make people go mad, does it increase numbers at hospital emergency rooms or does it increase self-harm? Nope, the hard evidence says it doesn't happen.

One theory that's been put forward to explain this non-existent lunar-lunacy effect is that the Moon has a huge effect on the tides, which are made of water. Therefore, runs the biological-tides theory, because we are mostly water, the Moon must have an effect on us.

This so-called 'theory' is wrong in a few ways.

First, the Moon-tides thing happens because the oceans are large, and made of a liquid. They would still happen if the liquid was freezing liquid hydrogen, room temperature mercury, or hot liquid iron. It doesn't have to be water.

Second, tides happen only over large expanses, not within the small dimensions of a human body.

Third, the ocean tides still happen if the Moon is full, new or half-full. The Moon still has a gravitational effect even if the Sun doesn't fully light it up for us.

A better theory to explain it all is selective recall. It's a busy night, and you look out the window to see that rare animal, the full Moon. You put two and two together to make five, and assume that the full Moon made your night busy.

This belief that the full Moon massively affects human behaviour is a cultural fossil. It's a memory of the effect that we would party on a full Moon, way back when we had no artificial light.

But in our modern society, it's just moonshine.

Published 27 March 2012

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/03/27/3464601.htm
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: sam on February 26, 2016, 03:55:26 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon

Name, date of studies please.

Are you fkn kidding me?  lol   
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 03:58:03 PM
If you must google to prove your point
Why don't you keep googling until you
Find both sides of a story.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 04:01:51 PM
Why would there be another side of - scientific studies show no prove of the lunar lunacy effect?

You can post some propaganda if you like.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 04:03:27 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon

Name, date of studies please.

Are you  kidding me?  lol

No, chicka's statement above is incorrect, not factual.

Who would I believe scientific studies or chickas opinion?
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: joz on February 26, 2016, 04:08:56 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon

Name, date of studies please.

Are you fkn kidding me?  lol


no she takes board life quite seriously

i must say im more active at night on a full moon  >:D
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2016, 04:10:22 PM
Takes note of that ;) :D
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 04:13:16 PM
Do you mean like tinkering
Or heavering Joz
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: sam on February 26, 2016, 04:18:48 PM
Sam is correct.
Scientific evidence has proven that
Schizophrenics are effected by the full moon

Name, date of studies please.

Are you fkn kidding me?  lol


no she takes board life quite seriously

i must say im more active at night on a full moon  >:D

lol OK. 

Lunacy revisited. The influence of the moon on mental health and quality of life.
University of Liverpol, Health and Community Care Research Unit, United Kingdom.
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2000 May;38(5):28-35.


The idea that the stars and planets may influence human health and behavior can be traced to at least Roman times, and research suggests a high proportion of health professionals continue to hold this belief. Nevertheless, evidence for the supposed influence of the moon on human behavior has proved particularly elusive, and research has tended to suffer from weaknesses in methodology and data analysis. This article reports findings drawn from a re-analysis of data from a research study into the functioning of a sample of mentally ill people living in the community. The mental health and quality of life of a sample of 100 people were assessed on four occasions during a 30-month period. Data were aggregated to represent the span of one lunar month, with scores being allocated to the relevant week of the lunar cycle during which each assessment was made. Comparison of mean values across the weeks of the lunar cycle was preformed using the ANOVA, Results showed significant change at the time of the full moon only in subjects with a diagnosis of schizophrenia (n = 56), where deterioration was observed in three areas of psychopathology and one area of quality of life. Some implications for nursing practice are discussed, and it is suggested that future research into the possibility of a lunar effect on human life should focus on the direct measurement of functioning in people with schizophrenia.

Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: joz on February 26, 2016, 05:00:00 PM
Do you mean like tinkering
Or heavering Joz

there's something about a full moon i like that hits the soul, i feel more alive 
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
Yes it is inspiring.
Quite awesome if you just sit and watch on
A moonlit night.
Same effect as a campfire
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Icyfroth on February 26, 2016, 05:07:04 PM


In the old days it was thought the moon drives ppl crazy, hence the term lunatic.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: chickaboom on February 26, 2016, 05:14:48 PM
Yes well they've been proven wrong.
It's actually the internet.lol
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Gossamer on February 26, 2016, 05:48:18 PM
Sam, your shirt looks brighter in the moonlight than Dr Karls at this point. 8)
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Laxadanto on February 26, 2016, 07:15:15 PM
The belief that the lunar cycle influences the frequency and severity of emergency psychiatric presentations is clearly widespread. However, few studies conducted to date have found consistent evidence in support of a lunar effect [1–3, 5–13]. The bulk of lunar research has found no relationship between lunar activity and ED psychiatric presentations [5–10]. These findings suggest that psychiatric ED presentations are not influenced by the phases of the lunar cycle.
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2014/398791/

One study did show significant change at the time of the full moon only in subjects with a diagnosis of schizophrenia (n = 56), where deterioration was observed in three areas of psychopathology and one area of quality of life.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10820695

It was a small study, however,  comprising only 100 subjects not all of whom were schizophrenic and as far as I can tell no follow-up work has been done on it.
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Poddy on February 26, 2016, 07:31:22 PM
there's something about a full moon i like that hits the soul, i feel more alive

There may be some wolf DNA in you Joz
Title: Re: LUNAR EFFECT
Post by: Frownland on February 26, 2016, 07:34:45 PM
 i know what he means , it becomes less frequent with age though.