Date: July 05, 2021 02:27PM
"More than a few Mormons participated in the new enthusiasm at least to the extent of obtaining phrenographs. On 14 January 1840, Joseph Smith had obtained an examination at Philadelphia from Alfred Woodward, M.D., who filled out one chart on measurements of the head and one rating the Prophet's faculties.
"A comparison of the 1840 and 1842 readings reveals differences as well as similarities:
"Amativeness (sexual amorousness) Woodward - 16 Crane - 11
Philoprogenitiveness (parental love) Woodward - 16 Crane - 9
Inhabitiveness (love of home) Woodward - 15 Crane - 5
Adhesiveness (friendship) Woodward - 15 Crane - 8
Combativeness (resistance, defense) Woodward - 12 Crane - 10
Mirthfulness (wit, fun) Woodward - 15 Crane - 10
Acquisitiveness (accumulation) Woodward - 12 Crane - 9
Imitation (copying) Woodward - 12 Crane - 5
"Mormons who received phrenological readings between 1840 and 1891 included Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, Brigham Young, George A. Smith, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Pratt, John E. Page, Alfred Cordon, Elias Smith, James J. Strang, Matthias Cowley, James Bunting, James S. Brown, Joseph C. Rich, George Reynolds, Amasa Lyman, Charles C. Rich, N. V. Jones, George Q. Cannon, O. S. Clawson, E. L. T. Harrison, Edwin D. Woolley, Christopher Layton, Christopher M. Layton, William Blood, Jesse N. Smith, Sanford Porter, Andrew Jensen, Elizabeth Williams, John D. Lee, Orson F. Whitney, Franklin S. Richards, J. B. Toronto, James H. Moyle, William S. Godbe, William Spry, Daniel Wells, and Abraham H. Cannon.
"Undoubtedly many others visited phrenological studios, but even with these names there is clear enough indication that many Mormons felt perfectly free to investigate what phrenology had to offer."https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V09N01_44.pdf
It's a long article, full of the brilliance we've all come to expect from mormonism!
Also, this changes the saying from "It's all in your head" to "It's all on your head."
I think I probably have a top ranking when it comes to my Inhabitiveness/Amativeness/Mirthfulness ratio: Having fun making whoopie at home, also known as the Sex@Home/Laughing Ratio: S@H/L Ratio.
What's your S@H/L number?
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