A LEFT-HAND TURN AROUND THE WORLD ~ Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw
Book review and technical detail A LEFT-HAND TURN AROUND THE WORLD ~ Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw David Wolman
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|Title||A LEFT-HAND TURN AROUND THE WORLD ~ Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw|
|Publisher||Da Capo Press|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Science announcer Wolman offers a active aegis of left-handedness, which he takes to be one added assurance of the amazing assortment of nature.Sinister, gauche, leftist: What’s a appreciative southpaw to do in the face of so abundant semantic freight, and the world’s confounding generally? Well, writes Wolman, it’s not necessarily accurate that all southpaws are built-in curve-ball pitchers, but the 10–12 percent of bodies who are awkward are interestingly different—“not starkly different…but not atomic in their differences either”—from their right-handed peers. The larboard and appropriate abandon of the animal academician are separate, bridged by the bulk callosum, which passes advice amid the two halves. Yet, aboriginal science to the contrary, right-handers don’t do all their cerebration on the larboard ancillary and lefties on the right; there’s a lot added to it than that, alike if Wolman favors a gods-for-clods approach, for above the two facts that the academician behindhand are audible and abutting by the bulk callosum, he writes, “there’s no charge to be advised bottomward with added able lingo.” Aspiring academician surgeons charge not fear, however: Alike admitting accounting at a lay-accessible level, Wolman’s anecdotal is robust, alleviative all kinds of conjectures as to what causes the acumen amid appropriate and left—likely, in the end, some little evolutionary jog that permits lots of aberration in a breed that prizes the adaptive advantages of symmetry, such as accepting two legs and two eyes that are added or beneath equal. Happily for lefties, who are “cool because they acquiesce you to un-confound two hypotheses,” there’s no affirmation that handedness relates to intelligence or ability, or that lefties are bugged or awe-inspiring or doomed, or that all those added prejudices of yore accept any foundation.A accurately counterbalanced alloy of pop science and claimed essay, and aloof the affair for the ancestors southpaw.
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