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Are you right or left handed?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 17, 2001.

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Are you right or left handed?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Right

    68.7%
  2. Left

    21.4%
  3. Ambidextrous

    9.9%
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  1. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    droideka EDIT: outdated

    Still outdated -- see thread linked below. -?Tyi

    http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/13722637/?125
     
  2. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm a lefty; though one day I'm going to train myself to become ambidextrous
     
  3. JediSenoj451

    JediSenoj451 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I usually write with my right hand, though I have trained myself to write with both.
     
  4. Jedi_Hood

    Jedi_Hood Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm mostly righthanded, but I can do some things lefthanded.
     
  5. anakin_girl

    anakin_girl Jedi Knight star 6

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    Very right-handed; I can't do a thing with my left hand.
     
  6. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Lefty and proud.
     
  7. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    I wonder why most people are right handed? ?[face_plain] What possible scientific reason could there be?

    Does anybody know?
     
  8. howlrunner22

    howlrunner22 Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We're superior? =)
     
  9. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Right-handed.
     
  10. Maul Brady

    Maul Brady Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL Howlrunner, that's messed up! But, oh so ture :)
     
  11. Whimper

    Whimper Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    May 11, 1999
    Right handed. I used to be able to do lots with both, but now my left hand and wrist get really sore if I do... :(
     
  12. Marold

    Marold Jedi Knight star 6

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    I've trained myself to use both hands equally.
     
  13. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    barnsjedi -

    Right or left handedness is controlled by two alleles which act in the Mendelian way.

    So Right-handedness is completely dominant over left-handedness.

    The ratio should be around 3/4 right to 1/4 left.
     
  14. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    I'm ambisinister.

    Worthless with both hands.
     
  15. AmeiaSkywalker

    AmeiaSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Right handed.
    Though, I can play foosball way better with my left hand. ?[face_plain]
     
  16. Lieutenant_Page

    Lieutenant_Page Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i am right handed, but i can use my feet as hands too. LOL
     
  17. FurryDuck

    FurryDuck Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2001
    right handed.

    but when i play sports like hockey or golf, im a lefty.
     
  18. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sep 1, 1999
  19. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    right-handed
     
  20. Padawan716

    Padawan716 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I am rightous ;)

    Iwish I was ambidextrous though...
     
  21. Lott_Dod

    Lott_Dod Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 19, 2001
    I am always right. ;) Right handed, right wing, etc. etc. ect. :)
     
  22. Destiny_Skywalker

    Destiny_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm a soccer player, so I'm right footed. :D

    I thought the reasoning behind the whole left-right handed split was because back in the days of swords and kings and all that good stuff, warriors who were left-handed were usually killed easier because they held their shield in their right hand, not covering their heart. Therefore, left-handed warriors were weeded out of the gene pool.

    I suppose it could be true... I read it somewhere when I was younger.
     
  23. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Really? It's controlled by the genes? So you mean people naturally use one hand instead of the other because they are genetically programmed. Not with me.

    You may not believe this, but I can remember the exact moment when I chose to be left handed. It was in my first year of first school, when I was learning to write. The teacher asked me which hand I wrote with, and I didn't know! So I thought for a few minutes and then I just chose my left hand. No particular reason, I just did and I have stuck with it ever since. That is the honest to God truth.
     
  24. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous

    I thought about 10% of the population were LH (which seems to be confirmed by this poll)

    Another interesting fact about olden day soliders and stuff. If you go up a spiral staircase, you will be travelling in an anticlockwise direction. This is because nearly all soldiers were right handed, and it's easier for a RH person to defend a staircase is you go down it in a clockwise direction!
     
  25. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ambidexterous, except for writing. I nearly broke my wrist in a basketball game and it made it too hard to write with my left.

    As to why are people left or right, it is partially genetics. But it is controlled by many more factors than that. One has to do with the dominance of the different hemispheres of the brain. Most people are left-dominant, which leads to right-hand dominance, and vice versa for left handed people.
     
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