People Go Nuts During a Full Moon
According to journalist Paul Katzeff in
There may be some chicken-and-eggism going on here. Do people act differently during the full Moon, or does the full Moon serve as a convenient timing device to peg behavior that goes on all the time? If the brightness of a full Moon keeps light-sensitive people from sleeping, their behavior may well be affected. Some people insist that the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun on Earth’;s tides also affects the human body, which is “98 percent water.” On this point, the jury of scientific research is still out, but its collective mind is finally looking into quantifying what the average nonscientist has “known” all along.