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quote:Canadian researchers say they’ve found a way to help ‘finger’ men with physically aggressive personalities.A University of Alberta study finds that measuring a man’s index finger length relative to his ring finger length predicts his predisposition to being physically aggressive.The shorter the index finger relative to the ring finger, the higher the amount of prenatal testosterone and the more likely the man will be physically aggressive, they researchers say.In a prepared statement, study co-author Dr. Peter Hurd admitted he initially thought the finger-aggression link was “a pile of hooey,” until he reviewed the data.According to the researchers, experts have known for a hundred years that the index-to-ring finger length ratio of men differs considerably from that seen in women. And more recently, research has suggested that the length of men’s fingers changes depending on their exposure to testosterone in the womb.
quote:Originally posted by geckoi didnt mean what i said about criminality, i was being overly dramatic, and it wasnt really needed.i actually would say that all studies of personality traits are invalid, or at least, have to have much more substantial proof than they already do. extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence. and something like "people with long ringfingers are more agressive" is a pretty extraordinary claim.ive been pretty anti-psychiatry since i became aware of the "science"(guesswork) in treating peoples personality "disorders"(quirks). i know this is a position few agree with, so maybe i shouldnt bother bringing it out.