Wednesday, January 14, 2009

為您解掌相:西方科學版。

最近看見這篇文章,登在科學期刊PNAS。喺PNAS發表嘅研究報告有時會幾騎呢,因為有時可以靠gwanxi,側側膊咁過關。

呢篇奇文,簡單嚟講,就喺話如果某甲(男性)無名指長過食指,某甲有很大機會可以喺金融投資行業表現出色。點得出呢個結論?作者量度49位喺倫敦嘅男經紀,發現無名指長過食指個啲,一年賺多過食指長過無名指嘅。

又點解手指長短會同經紀賺錢能力有關呢?原來手指長短同性激素有關。無名指長過食指嘅,男性賀爾蒙喺比較多。而男性賀爾蒙喺會增加個人自信,應變力會加快,又能增加「一眼關七」嘅能力。

睇完呢篇,拿拿臨睇吓自己嘅手,兩隻手指喺一樣長嘅。。。

ref: Second-to-fourth digit ratio predicts success among high-frequency financial traders
John M. Coatesab1, Mark Gurnellc1 and Aldo Rustichinid1

11 comments:

  1. In which case they should consider extend the research to study the relatioinship between prostate cancer probability and second to fourth digit ratio.

    I think most of the studies are a waste of time (not including the ones that has a clear path to solving a human problem).

    Seriously, what are people going to use this research result for? Hiring only guys with 4th digit longer than second? Or start passing out hormones to workers? Hey, unlike the athletes who can't take steroids, there are no law against finance workers taking hormones :)

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  2. Desertfox:

    Exactly. Seriouly, who funded this kind of research! Actually, believe it or not, the group is in freaking Cambridge University.

    PNAS is actually not a bad journal ...but sometimes they let in stupid papers like this. To create buzz probably.

    The title of this paper is also quite misleading...they didn't do any prediction using the length ratio, ie, they didn't randomly pick two person, measure the ratio, and then see if they can use their model to predict whether one earns more than the other.

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  3. dododochang,

    You have longer index fingers? Congrats!

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  4. My ring finger is longer than my index finger as well. However, my portfolio is sinking like a brick. So much for research result.

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  5. 會不會是巧合呢?

    可能十年後再去度,又有唔同嘅結論。

    我無名指長過食指一啲,不過 87 已經輸瓜死!

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  6. 卡兄,根據最新研究,姆指最長代表個味野最勁,你真幸福。

    劉兄,我都認為喺巧合居多。應該至少搵埋其他國藉嘅人嚟分析一吓。我老竇都喺87年一野清晒,就從此以後掂都無掂。

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  8. 女仔關唔關事架??

    eric,你英國生涯如何啊??

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  9. mona,
    好可惜,實驗對象沒有一個是女生!

    英國生涯還可以,但我始終都是認為加拿大比較好。可能家人都在那兒罷。

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