Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Myers-Briggs, Disraeli, and the Moon

Posted by Bob on October 31, 1999, at 20:02:17

In reply to Re: Astrology and Psychiatry--Bob, posted by Noa on October 31, 1999, at 16:56:17

> ... The other people were thrilled with the descriptions, felt they described them to a T.

Hmmm ... mine fit me to an INFP.

Myers-Briggs is another great exemplar of "lies, damned lies, and statistics." (My apologies to all the MB fans out there)

As for the moon and the ocean, let's set the record straight. The moon's pull on the ocean has nothing to do with its size. If that were the case, given that our atmosphere has a far greater volume, we would be sucking fumes at "low tide." The moon's gravitational pull on something on the Earth has everything to do with that something's mass (just dealing with classical Newtonian gravitation, folks). Since most rocky material is more dense (mass per unit volume) than water, the moon has a bigger pull on that stuff. Being rocky, tho, it ain't going to deform the way a fluid will.

So, in the end, it's the nature and behavior of fluids that allows the moon's gravity to create noticable tides.

And now for something completely different, we return you to our regularly scheduled thread: Astrology and Psychology.

While I may not feel that astrology has any empirical merit, I can't deny that for a lot of people it is a very important belief system. In psychology, sometimes belief systems are more important than empirical reality, particularly if understanding the behavior of the believers is your goal.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Bob thread:14280