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Postby Winter » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:36 pm

@andrew:
You're right about phrenology. It has to do with trying to measure a person's intelligence and their personality traits by means of examining the shape of their skull. It was started by Franz Gall.

While it really has no scientific credibility anymore, it did pave the way for modern theories of cerebral localization.
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:40 pm

True. But i can name at least 50 people smart enough to pay me if i would tell them i can tell them how intelligent they are by reading the bumps on their head :D :D :D :D :D Which brings me to today question of the day: are Neathedrals extinct? :D :D :D :D
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Postby th1_rhs13 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:16 pm

Seems like a good way to start the old college fund there.

Yes, Homo habilis did away with any and all.
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Postby Winter » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:58 pm

_at_ andrew:
if some of my neighbors are anything to judge by, i would say no. :lol:
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:40 pm

Hi,
Well, i'm not sure how true or logical this is going to sound.
My father tells me tha people who are brainy have their heads bulging out from the back :oops: :oops: :oops:
However, my class topper has these features which makes me think that probably what Dad said was true.
In boilogical terms, does this mean they have extra barins or is being brainy just genetic???
Thanks :D :D :D
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Postby Winter » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:16 pm

I've heard that too.
I have a cousin who is only 3 yet he is unusually smart. His head is large in the back as well.
But biologically speaking, I don't think this has anything to do with being smart...
There are plenty of smart people out there who have normal-shaped heads.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:22 pm

Coincidences. The occipital lobe has very little to do with intelligence. That is the kind of thing a phrenologist would tell you probably :D
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