a bit of thinking practice

I found the following on the Silly Beliefs website:

[Someone] popped up on the Stuff web-site last month the day after the interesting magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Fiordland, suggesting we should expect further big earthquakes around the globe in the following week, because it was no coincidence that the Fiordland earthquake occurred a mere 30 minutes before the "change of phase" of the moon at last quarter, because most big earthquakes occur "around new moons and full moons, and a week either side".

This prognosticator would appear to have covered all his bases – can you see why?


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