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NCJ Number: 63700 Find in a Library
Title: LUNAR EFFECT - BIOLOGICAL TIDES AND HUMAN EMOTIONS
Author(s): A L LIEBER
Corporate Author: Doubleday
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 183
Sponsoring Agency: Doubleday
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EFFECTS OF LUNAR PERIODICITY ON HUMAN EMOTIONS, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, AND CRIME RATES ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS POPULARIZED STUDY OF SOCIAL AND ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA.
Abstract: EXTENSIVE ANALYSES OF DATA ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND LUNAR ASTRONOMY DO NOT INDICATE THAT THE MOON CAUSES MADNESS AND CRIME, BUT IT IS ACCURATELY INDICATED THAT THE REPRESSION OF THE MOON'S GRAVITATIONAL INFLUENCE BRINGS ABOUT SOCIAL TENSION, DISHARMONY, AND BIZARRE RESULTS. EMPIRICAL OBSERVATIONS, RESEARCH, AND A SYNTHESIS OF FINDINGS IN PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, BIOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY MAY BE APPLIED TO A THEORY OF BIOLOGICAL TIDES. BY THIS THEORY, THE FORCE OF GRAVITY CAN BE SHOWN TO INTERACT WITH THE FORCES OF HUMAN EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOR. GRAVITY DIRECTLY INFLUENCES THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM AND MAY MAKE PERSONS MORE IRRITABLE OR MORE SLUGGISH DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL RECEPTIVITY. PEOPLE WITH UNSTABLE PERSONALITIES AND MOOD DISORDERS OR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY UNDER STRESS MAY EXPERIENCE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF EXCESSIVE COSMIC INFLUENCE. IF SUCH PERSONS ARE VIOLENCE PRONE, THEY MAY BE COMPELLED INTO UNCONTROLLABLE BEHAVIOR. THE WEREWOLF LEGEND AND THE THEORIES OF ASTROLOGY MAY HAVE SOME SCIENTIFIC BASIS, AS REVEALED BY CORRELATIONS OF POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT DATA WITH DATA FROM THE LUNAR EPHEMERIS SAN FRANCISCO SUICIDES AND FLORIDA HOMICIDES APPEAR TO BE DIRECTLY CORRELATED WITH THE APPEARANCE OF THE FULL MOON. EVIDENCE POINTS TO A 'CIRCA-MONTHLY BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM' OF HUMAN AGGRESSION THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THE LUNAR-SYNODIC CYCLE. BY PROPERLY APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF THE LUNAR EFFECT, POLICE AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL CAN PREPARE FOR FLUCTUATIONS IN THE RATES OF CRIME AND PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSIONS. REFERENCES AND A LUNAR EPHEMERIS ARE PROVIDED. (TWK)
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Lunar influences on behavior; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime
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