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The idea that the lunar cycle has a direct effect on human physiology (apart from having slightly more light to see by, or planning fishing trips based on the tides) has had a long history. The concept is known as the Lunar Effect, and is maintained by confirmation bias and under-sampled studies testing against every conceivable effect that turn out to be ...


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According to the New York Times article Archeologists Unearth 'Golden Calf' in Israel 25 July 1990: The early Israelites are believed to have been a breakaway Canaanite sect. They forged their own identity, Dr. Stager said, "by being in opposition to the Canaanite religious matrix" that prevailed in the region until it was swept out by the Philistines, ...


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