Left Handed Book
There is a new left handed book, by Rik Smits, that explores the mysteries
of being left handed entitled, "
The Puzzle of Left-handedness". In an article by Cari Nierenberg (MSN) she states,
"We know for certain that genetics is involved in
left-handedness, since it runs in families" says Smits, who is left-handed and a science writer in the Netherlands.
Cari further says in her article that "A left-handed parent is twice as likely to have a left-handed child,
and two left-handed parents are three to four times as likely to have a southpaw son or daughter.
Smits presents an interesting theory of his own: Left-handedness is a
side effect of identical twinning.
He explains his ideas this way: When the embryos split at an early stage
in the pregnancy -- around the first week -- this division would result in identical twins. And twinning may give
rise to minor mirror-imaging effects, including left-handedness. But Smits suggests that most embryo splits don't
always result in two viable fetuses, and the process often goes wrong. He proposes that perhaps a left-handed fetus
survives and is born while the "clandestine" twin, the rightie, is lost early in the pregnancy, before would-be
parents know of its existence."
Being left handed myself I am
always fascinated about any new theries or clues about the mysteries of being a southpaw. I hope my website helps
unlock some of these mysteries and clear up the fact that we are special in many ways, but I am always excited to
find a new read about left handed mystic.
I for one will be giving this book a read and if you will too please give me some feedback. "
The Puzzle of Left-handedness"
is yet another lefty book that helps us lefties understand why we should be proud of our handedness. Pick up this
left handed book today.