Post # 1
So says the Dr. Phil show.
I did not watch the episode but I heard on the radio that on a Dr. Phil cheating episode it was said that:
you can tell if he’s going to be a cheater by looking at his hands. If his ring finger is longer than his index finger then he is prone to cheating.
I am not a man but my ring finger is def waaaay longer than my index finger. What do you all think about these types of studies, I personally things its a little ‘nonsense’. Or how many of you are going to go look at every males hand now?
btw.. the test sounds cookoo to me
Post # 3
Well it says that his ring finger has to be longer than his index finger, not yours. But I think it is really silly. Like when people say that if a woman’s second toe is longer than her big toe, then she is controlling. That is sooo not true.
Post # 4
haha no about that toe thing – my big toe is the biggest, but i am definately controlling 😛
Post # 5
That sounds crazy. Unless somehow that means that he has some other things going on like a high testosterone or something I don’t see the connection.
Post # 6
Hahahaha wow, that’s funny. I wonder what they will come up with next. I really hope people don’t actually believe this stuff?! Ha way to go Dr. Phil
Post # 7
The only way I could ever see that having a shred of truth is if it was an indicator of a certain gene. I know that the drive towards monogamy is actually partially genetic, but as with all genetics, that doesn’t preclude environment, free will, etc. Many people have a genetic predisposition for schizophrenia but never develop it. This is not to say I believe it, because a lot of pseudoscience quacks go around saying thing like the pattern of hair on a horse’s head determine its temperament. I’m just trying to see how it could be feasible.
Of course, anyone who made a blanket statement like Dr. Phil did (as you posted) clearly doesn’t understand science.
Post # 8
That smacks of BS. “Dr.” Phil sounds like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
My family has something simlar, where one thumb is slightly shorter and wider than the other. Back in the 1800s they called it “Murderer’s Thumb” and said it indicated a propensity to murder and conduct a life of crime. An old wives tale, just like “Dr.” Phil’s.
Post # 11
I heard Dr. Oz saying that if the ring finger was longer than the middle finger it meant the man had a lot of testosterone. That sounds more reasonable to me than the guy would be a cheater.
Post # 13
Dr. Phil is terrifying. Turn off the tv and back away slowly. If you don’t look at him, he’ll eventually go away.
Post # 14
if your hand is bigger than your face you have cancer.
ooohhh dr phil…..
Post # 15
Haha, well true or not we had fun looking at all our coworker’s hands yesterday!! Though it was pretty true for our office. I’m guessing it is not true in general though.
Post # 16
Hmm. That toe thing, not true too. I’m SO not controlling. Far from it. 🙂