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   Head can't believe it's not butter.




Actual application of Victorian science -

Called Phrenology - this pseudoscience saw its heyday in the mid-19th century, originating in the fervid labs of Franz Joseph Gall and George Combe, who convinced many that the brain is composed of 30 or so distinct "faculties," each of which has its own organ in the brain; that larger organs bespeak greater power; that the skull is shaped by the brain and, so, can provide a map or topography of a person's character to a skilled technician, such as your large-organed Author -

Compare the subject at left to the phrenological map of truth at right:

 map - 

Organ III - Inhabitiveness -

Expressed as a permanence of place, or desire of stolidity; and its lack of expression includes the characteristic of an aversion to motion, or a morbid dwelling upon internal thoughts/feelings. Subject appears developed in this organ, although weak in internal faculties; and, the high bony excrescence clearly visible near the super-developed organ of Self-Esteem calculates a drunken Bozo or neo-Christian missionary. Hemisphere near the corpus callosum indicates a wish to be "anywhere but here."

Organs V & VI - Combativeness & Destructiveness -

Clearly visible in Subject at the posterior-inferior angle of the parietal bone, at a small distance from the ear; and, this organ is collosally developed, as, indeed, it appears at first to march up and then occupy some portions of the frontal lobe, after looting it of art objects. The most primitive of the faculties, related to alimentiveness (waste expulsion) - also firmly active in Subject, - it speaks of nature akin to a paltroon, or a fighting animal. Seen in manic barristers and those who beat their wives, these manifestations find analogues in the infamous Congolese chomping serial killer monkey-bat.

Organ XXXI - Causality -

It is a matter of profound recorded history that men of great and withering intellect have deliciously over-full upper portions of their forehead - men and women such as Socrates, Galileo, Leonardo and Avril Lavigne, theoretical physicist and babe. The comprehension of cause and effect, as activity or truism follows upon the heels of another, requires that most key of mental motions: that is, subtlety. For individuality and the vast palimpsest of this functional disparity known as our Earth can not readily be comprehended in any total method without an ability to see greys among the vividness of black or of white. So real intellects have this Organ XXXI in abundance. Subject appears to lack this organ in toto.