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Myths of first cause and asymmetries in human evolution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 October 2003

Marian Annett*
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Leicester, LeicesterLE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Abstract:

The causes of asymmetries for handedness and cerebral speech are of scientific interest, but is it sensible to try to determine which of these came first? I argue that (1) first causes belong to mythology, not science; (2) much of the cited evidence is weak; and (3) the treatment of individual differences is inadequate in comparison with the right shift theory.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003

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