Mr. Eugenides: Bucky Katt: bullshiatYou don't think that gestational conditions caused by temperature changes can impact development? Particularly epi-genetically? The "climate" experienced by expectant women today is vastly different with it was a thousand years ago, but being 7+ months pregnant in August still sucks.
Voiceofreason01: FunkOut: So I read the article and aside from a bunch of astrology stuff the author stuck in supposing this and that, the main body is that researchers noticed that there are statistically higher numbers of people with certain ailments born in a certain season. Not in a certain astrology sign but a season such as spring, summer, fall, winter.So a bunch of other people read the article, see the word "astrology" and dismiss the entire thing as bullshiat when the actual research said nothing about astrology, only seasons. Things like "People born in March/April/May have a higher incidence of mental illness compared to those born in September/October".The article is about astrology and the author(Elijah Wolfson) makes a bunch of misleading(and a few outright false) statements about science and astrology. I'll admit that I didn't finish the article but the first study that is linked in the article isn't even about what Wolfson claims it's about, even going so far as to use a quote from the study out of context to say something that was never intended by the author of the study. Whether or not the research in the studies cited here are any good is irrelevant since Wolfson doesn't honestly or accurately represent what they say in making his point.
Peki: Not surprised. The ancients knew not to look at an eclipse either, they just thought it was because it was incest between the gods./ancients had thousands of years to observe patterns and links. They may not have known why, but I'm willing to give them the benefit sometimes
optimistic_cynic: Yeah this is bullshiat because it's not possible that a gestating fetus may develop differently depending on the gravity at the time or the amount of vitamins the mother can produce based on sun exposure. Yup complete and utter bullshiat.
HotIgneous Intruder: I'll betcha there's a tailored homeopathic remedy for each month, too, RIGHT?/Gawd people are superstitious idiots.
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