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Finger length ratio

Post by Tessa K » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:31 am

Everyone knows the ratio of length of the ring and index fingers is about testosterone, right? In fact, there's very little solid evidence of any significant meaning that can be drawn from data, which itself is not always reliable.

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by tenchboy » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:57 am

To within a finger-nail, mine are the same length.
What does this mean?
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by TopBadger » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:06 am

tenchboy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:57 am
To within a finger-nail, mine are the same length.
What does this mean?
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Woodchopper » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:09 am

Sad to see that yet another widely cited finding isn't being replicated.

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Gfamily » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:34 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:09 am
Sad to see that yet another widely cited finding isn't being replicated.
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Tessa K » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:45 am

tenchboy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:57 am
To within a finger-nail, mine are the same length.
What does this mean?
My left hand ring finger is longer, right hand the same length. Does this mean I'm confused?

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Lew Dolby » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:53 am

same for me but t'other way round (left/right, not ring/index). I'm right handed.
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Chris Preston » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 am

On my left hand my, my 4th finger is longer, on my right hand it is my 2nd finger that is longer.

It is clear I am a freak.
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Woodchopper » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:57 am

Chris Preston wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 am
On my left hand my, my 4th finger is longer, on my right hand it is my 2nd finger that is longer.

It is clear I am a freak.
I just looked and I'm the same :shock:

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Tessa K » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:19 am

Chris Preston wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 am
On my left hand my, my 4th finger is longer, on my right hand it is my 2nd finger that is longer.

It is clear I am a freak.
Same. I'm right handed although left handed on the punchbag for some reason.
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by dyqik » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:22 am

Chris Preston wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 am
On my left hand my, my 4th finger is longer, on my right hand it is my 2nd finger that is longer.

It is clear I am a freak.
I'm the other way around. And I'm left handed.

Holding my hands together, my middle, ring and little fingers are the same length on each hand. But the thumb and index finger on my left hand are about half an inch longer than the right.

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by jaap » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:29 pm

How is this measured, because I think it can be very easy to get wrong.

I think my index/ring fingers are almost the same length, but I'm not totally sure:
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Tessa K » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:12 pm

jaap wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:29 pm
How is this measured, because I think it can be very easy to get wrong.

I think my index/ring fingers are almost the same length, but I'm not totally sure:

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I'm not sure. It makes a difference if you look at the back or front of the hand too.

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Sciolus » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:37 pm

jaap wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:29 pm
How is this measured, because I think it can be very easy to get wrong.
Indeed. These differences are about 1 mm, so you can't just give someone a ruler from WH Smiths and let them get on with it. You need decent callipers and a precise protocol for exactly what you're measuring and under what conditions. And the measurer should be blinded, which seems like a challenge.

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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by tenchboy » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:40 pm

Sciolus wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:37 pm
jaap wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:29 pm
How is this measured, because I think it can be very easy to get wrong.
Indeed. These differences are about 1 mm, so you can't just give someone a ruler from WH Smiths and let them get on with it. You need decent callipers and a precise protocol for exactly what you're measuring and under what conditions. And the measurer should be blinded, which seems like a challenge.
Presumably they should be digital calipers.
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Re: Finger length ratio

Post by Sciolus » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Badum tish.

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