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Posted by Jay B. Scott | Jun 09, 2018 @ 10:09 PM | 15,936 Views
I'll start this detailed hand-launching tutorial with an excerpt from an MSN news report that I saw just today (6/9/2018): "Left-handed people haven't always been treated well through history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being labeled as evil--or even as witches--despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand." . . . One thing we do know, though, is that the neurological differences between left-and right-handed people are small, and supposed behavioral or psychological distinctions have largely been debunked."

An old mentor of mine once shared findings by anthropologists about the origins surrounding left-and right-handedness in ancient Middle Eastern people. Those people didn't have running water or toilet paper like we do today, so they developed a culture-wide habit whereby they would eat food with their right hand, and wipe their butt with their left hand. Their right hand therefore became known as the "hand of blessing," and their left hand became known as the "hand of cursing." (Can you imagine putting food in your mouth with your poopy left hand?) The right hand as the hand of blessing is reflected in the Middle Eastern-derived Holy Bible in passages such as the one that describes Jesus sitting on the right hand of God. The Bible has been read by a great many people around the world, and as is common with traditional...Continue Reading