NOT only is half a brain better than no brain, but it seems one half of the brain is better than the other.
The right half is best, but it's been "left in the dark", according to a groundbreaking theory, by the dominance of the other side, which began when we strayed from a tropical fruit diet.
You'll think I'm havering in the traditional manner. But the theory, put forward by Tony Wright, has impressive scientific backing. Wright's book (with Graham Gynn), Left In The Dark, is described by reviewers on yon Amazon as the most important of our time, with the potential to remake the human race for the better.
I'm not bright enough to do it justice, what with my big left brain an' all. But I'll give you the pith. When we strayed from the above mentioned diet, our brains took a biochemical blootering.
Dysfunction particularly affected the left side which, despite (or perhaps because of) being maddened, came to dominate over the right. But it's the right side that allows us to experience life properly, in a blissful and connected way.
It's the natural side. The damaged, clodhopping left side is what has left us disorientated, suspicious and warlike. It is what has made us mad.
The left-right brain dichotomy is nothing new. From what I can hunt and gather, though, Tony's talk of tropical fruit has added a fresh ingredient to the compote.
So why haven't I read his book? I'll tell you why: because of YouTube. I watched Tony on it and, like so many food faddists, he looked pale and ill. This isn't proof that he's a pudding. It'll be mass evolution not individual example that changes our ghastly species.
But, crassly perhaps, it still makes a punter doubt. And, if in doubt, one gets the sausage rolls out.
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