February 9, 2009
Posted by Chuck under science
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It’s a full moon today and I saw an article that I wanted to pass along. I’ve blogged about moon phases before, but I fear that this story will never go away as long as there are people on the earth and a moon in the sky above.
SciAm.com today posted a short article discussing the “Lunar Effect” and asks “Does a full moon really trigger strange behavior?” Too lazy to go read it? I’ll cut to the chase for you: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
November 3, 2008
Readers of skeptical blogs know (as well as viewers of Montel Williams) that Sylvia Brown has been one of Americas best-known (and wealthiest) psychics for several years. Skeptics have invested a lot of energy in debunking her claims and calling her out on her scams and harmful behavior.
Robert Lancaster has maintained the stopsylviabrown.com site for several years and has been dedicated to providing detailed information regarding her exploits. Recently, Robert has been ill and in his absence, his original domain name expired and was auctioned off. The site is located at stopsylvia.com and the skeptical community is being asked to let everyone know. We’ll need lots of people to click on links and go there so that the search engines will list the new domain name when people search on her name.
So please, give it a click and see what all the buzz is about. stopsylvia.com
October 2, 2008
Despite decades (or more) of research no one has ever found a correlation between astronomical events and human behavior (or anything else for that matter.) Of course, that doesn’t mean anything to people who ‘know better’. I mean it’s accepted without question by some people that behavior changes during a full moon. I don’t want to beat this dead horse but another piece of evidence, albeit circumstantial, just occurred to me.