CHAT: Composition of conlanger population
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 1, 2005, 21:07|
On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 06:44:58PM +0000, Chris Bates wrote:
> I think more men are left handed than women, and more left handed
> people are gay than right handed people (apparently 45% of gay men are
> left handed, vs 10% in the whole population). I'm not sure what other
> interesting things it came up with....
Assuming that there is something biologically different about the gay
brain, it would make sense for homosexuality to be more prominent in
Physiologically, most right-handed brains are cut from the same cloth,
as it were, with the major functional areas laid out fairly predictably.
Left-handers, on the other hand, have brain maps which differ not only
from right handers, but from each other. Apparently, if you have a
"normal" brain, you're right-handed; if you're left-handed, that's a
sign that your brain is not "normal", and at that point all bets are