This strip by Vic Lee hits a little close to home. Meanwhile, people have been sending me links to this Phili Inquirer piece about the handedness puzzle. It's ambitious in its breadth and does a decent job typing the seemingly arcane topic of handedness to wider questions of brain development. On the other hand (ha), it also has some trite and misleading stuff, most notably this snippet: "Most people have a dominant left hemisphere, and since each hemisphere controls the opposite side of the body, most of the population is righthanded." If only it were that simple. No one yet knows why most people are right-handed, but the short(est) answer is, as this reporter explains elsewhere in the piece, is that genes are most likely responsible.
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AuthorDavid Wolman