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10-14-2013, 12:03 PM
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nycpunk1
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Originally Posted by LarryO View Post
How do you guys explain Ovechkin who writes right-handed and plays right-handed? How do you explain Raphael Nadal who writes right-handed and started playing tennis right-handed until his coach made him learn to play lefty at a young age to give him an advantage over his opponents? How do you explain all these guitar and violin virtuoso who are right handed but all use their left hands for fretting, which requires most of the dexterity and precision? I think the answer is simple.
The answer is simple: anecdotes are not data. A claim that X is the most probable outcome is not debunked by instances in which the outcome was not X.

Guitar/violin is definitely an interesting example, I'll give you that.

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