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Discussion in 'Culture' started by DHyslop, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. DHyslop

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    Then again, they might be... This kinda goes back to the question I once asked about which arm mercs routinely raise between their eyes. But even if they do show a preference, how does that relate to "complexity of the brain?"
     
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    I have always heard that Lefty's (sorry Thales) were more logical than Righty's and I am prone to agree :sagrin: so if Octo's too are in their "right" minds maybe there is something implied. The idea that there might actually be a left/right option seems to imply a higher level of brain ability but the thought is conjecture only.
     

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