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(it is no longer permitted to refer to them as “albinos”)
... Only 10 percent of people are left handed, but it's not associated with any disfunction.
Quote from: cheryl j on 09/02/2013 19:28:40... Only 10 percent of people are left handed, but it's not associated with any disfunction. Left handedness is associated with an increased incidence of schizophrenia ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6923577.stmhttp://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/19/science/some-disorders-appear-to-be-linked-to-being-left-handed.html?pagewanted=all
Here is a great article about Lefties... and potential risks and benefits.They may be more accident prone, but it may also be in part due to many tools being designed for right handed individuals. However, left handedness may be advantageous to musicians and mathematicians. It may also confer an advantage of being "different" in sports, and thus their opponents may not be as proficient competing with lefties as the rest of the population.I would wonder if left handed people would be better at writing Hebrew or Arabic than right handed individuals???
By your definition, there are no healthy babies.I, for example, was born with a genetic predisposition to shortsightedness.
Is it so unreasonable that people object to be defined by their medical condition, and prefer to be viewed as a person with a medical condition : they are more than their disease.
Also, keep in mind that many people contribute to society even if they lie outside of the "norm".
Probably, but sometimes it seems like everything is associated with an increase chance of schizophrenia. Being born in the winter months is associated with an increase chance of schizophrenia. Pot smoking when you're young is associated with an increased chance of schizophrenia. Being a new immigrant in a country with a very different culture is associated with an increase chance of schizophrenia.
"If societies were entirely cooperative everyone would be same-handed, Abrams said. But if competition were more important, one could expect the population to be 50-50. The new model can predict accurately the percentage of left-handers in a group -- humans, parrots, baseball players, golfers -- based on the degrees of cooperation and competition in the social interaction."
... I doubt if there are any healthy babies born nowadays ... people are becoming ever sicker