December 12th, 2008

Van Helsing No D

Writer's Block: Full Moon Fever

It's the full moon today. Almost every culture has its share of lunar lore, from werewolves to lunacy to true love. Do you believe that the full moon affects our behavior or do you think it's a myth?

Every EMT or cop I've ever talked to about it says that the full moon is their busiest day of the month and is usually full of their strangest calls. However, given confirmation bias, I can't honestly say whether I believe it to be true or not. From an objective standpoint, I certainly can't think of any reason why a full moon should be different from any other moon from a behavioral standpoint. But I'm not going to tell that nice EMT or cop they're wrong to their face, either!

-The Gneech
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