Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another south paw?

It looks like we may have another left-handed little girl. Lucy is definitely favouring her left hand. Almost anything you hand her is taken by the left hand, or failing that - transferred to the left hand. It seems strange for two right-handed people to produce two left-handed people, doesn't it? There is a whole world of interesting theories on handedness - although some not-so-fun theories about birth stress and prenatal brain damage. It is clear that there is no definitive answer as to why left-handedness persists in the human population. I was amused by the tales of Ferniehirst Castle of the Kerr Clan. The castle is supposedly constructed to favour lefties - and the Clan was reputed to be left-handed.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Chez-nous, mes parents et ma soeur sont gauchers, je suis la seule droitière! C'est à n'y rien comprendre. Être gaucher n'empêche rien. Je ne sais pas si tu as remarqué, mais Obama est gaucher.