Talk:Phrenology

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 Definition The formal practice of assigning personality traits to individual people on the basis of the contour of their skulls and facial features. [d] [e]
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The article should describe the histoty of phrenology, its current situation, along with giving some details of how the system actually was supposed to work. Nancy Sculerati MD 14:21, 21 January 2007 (CST)

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Shouldn't the opening sentence say something like "Phrenology is the now mostly-discredited formal practice of assigning personality traits to individual people on the basis of the contour of their skulls and facial features."? I say "mostly" because there is the theory that one can sometimes tell something about the character of a person (especially an older person) from their face, but I thought the skull shape thing was pretty dead now. J. Noel Chiappa 16:28, 14 April 2008 (CDT)