[from Joel] When I'm selecting a book, whether fiction or non-fiction, I generally read the end first. In the case of fiction I do this, because I hate to spend a lot of time on a book only to find a weak ending. In the case of non-fiction, I'm generally trying to learn something like a language, so I want to know where I'll end up if I invest all that time and effort. The same is true when I start any project. Although I don't know exactly where it will lead, I like to visualize a result and see if will be worth the effort. Let's imagine the consequences of proving that L/C mindedness is hardwired into us at conception. (This is not to say that environment cannot modify the result.) Let's also imagine that we find a non-partisan binary discriminator like the "chalice illusion" which allows us to tell who is what. Does this have any interesting consequences for our society?
One result might be the avoidance of fruitless argument with people of the opposite mindedness. Another alternative might be an understanding of the common ground upon which we all can achieve understanding. Still another might be a "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" philosophy. If you've never read that pop psychology book, let me summarize. It postulates that men and women are so different that they might as well come from different planets. By accepting that premise, men and women would get along much better, because they would accept each other's quirks and learn to compensate for the difference rather than butt heads. Is the same true for L/C minds -Joel