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Prof. Jean-Luc Margot says to stop blaming the Moon

Prof. Jean-Luc Margot says to stop blaming the Moon

April 5, 2015

In a study published online in the journal Nursing Research, Professor Jean-Luc Margot debunks the myth that the full Moon has an influence on the number of hospital admissions, births, and other human affairs.  Margot explains that this belief stems from "confirmation bias" - where we take note of evidence that reinforces beliefs we already have and ignore evidence that conflicts with those beliefs. For more information, read the full press release<Prof. Jean-Luc Margot says to stop blaming the Moon

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