[hackerspaces] lunar calendar recommendations?

Yves Quemener quemener.yves at free.fr
Sun Dec 25 21:01:55 CET 2011

I won't get into this discussion about the moon effects, but I just want
to react on this :
> Anyway I'll have to investigate more on that and I think that to
> switch for lunar calendar will help me to be able to see the effects
> of the moon phases on me more clearly, so in a year or two I can
> report on that a bit, it will take time ...
Switching to the lunar calendar will make you more aware of the current
phase of the moon and will on the contrary impair your ability to
objectively observe the effects on moon phases on yourself. The protocol
you are proposing will most likely just reinforce preexisting beliefs.

If you seriously want to study the effects of the moon phases, you
should do so through subjects that are foreign to the system you want to
prove,otherwise you open yourself to confirmation bias
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias) that has proven to
exist even in honest observers that consciously try to be objective.

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