menstrual cycle and its relationship to the moon.

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by sculptor, May 27, 2018.

  1. gebobs Registered Member

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    Hang on a second. That's a silly blog post written surely for entertainment purposes seven years ago by a writer for frickin' Glamour magazine citing a study from 1971 that has *never* been replicated. When you said you tend to believe "intelligent people" I assumed you meant someone you know because I'm not sure how you know Amanda Chatel is intelligent. For a quirky hahaha at the water cooler, it's all well and good. From a scientific standpoint, it's pretty awful.

    So yes, I did read that. In good faith even. I was hoping you had something more compelling.
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    But that is the standard response to every "anecdotal" story.
    On what basis was the question of menstrual synchronization posed to begin with? Anecdotal accounts by people who actually do experience menstruation or "scientific" curiosity......

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    As I said before, it is really of no consequence to me. I just tried to offer some information.
     
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  5. gebobs Registered Member

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    And that blog post is illustrative as to why anecdotes get the jaundiced eye. It's not carefully documented. She just claims, without any basis, that the 12 women in her office have irregular cycles and asserts this as proof that one of them is causing it somehow. I mean, I get it. It's supposed to be a bit of a joke, to get the discussion ball rolling, and the unscientific poll populated.

    Here in this thread? It was offered as a premise to ask what evolutionary pressure would result in lunar synchrony.

    Or are you speaking historically. I don't know. Probably anecdotes. As I said earlier, you can find examples of menstrual synchrony among groups of women if you have enough patience. They won't stay in synchrony for long.
     
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