Phrenological doppelgangers thread

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  1. Nottuh

    Nottuh Active Member Governor

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    I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread of phrenological look-alikes.

    Nick Diaz and Ted Kaczynski:

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    Isaac Newton and Good Buffalo Bull:

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  2. Robotnick

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    Kaczinski's eyesockets seem a tad bit more open and thal-like than Nick Diaz. That's what I see anyway. The face shape is similar though.
     
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  4. Nottuh

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    Nicolaus Copernicus and James Cromwell:

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  5. Kensuimo

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    That is uncanny. Narrowspace longface hooknose. Slight lobe difference: Coppy has less par.
     
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  6. Nottuh

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    To be fair, the lower face on Copernicus seems to have been guesswork. I don't think they found his actual mandible.

    Also, in the profile pic of Cromwell, his head is tilted downward, which might be giving an impression of having more parietal mass. Although, maybe you accounted for that already in reading his head.
     
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    Rigor is sensible. He seems dualback, which helps explain why someone so otherwise melony looking would have longface.
     
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  8. Ophiuchus

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    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of the UK look extremely similar:

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    As it turns out, the two were actually cousins:

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    A certain amount of physical similarity is to be expected between cousins, but these two look like identical twins. What's more, they weren't just similar in physical appearance, but also personality:



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    These two serve as an excellent example of how personality/writeprint correlates with physical appearance. Both smoked cigs, both were sensitive introverts with large eyes, both were shy men who performed their jobs as royals more out of a sense of duty than anything

    Finally, both were involved in a massive bloodletting against their absolute madman of a cousin, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.


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    While Nicholas and George's are similar both writeprint-wise and phrenology-wise, Wilhelm was quite different. He had a pretty meloney front, with eyes set behind the teeth, a long nose that looks "designed to look down upon others, and a generally aerodynamic appearance. His neurocranium/braincase, on the other hand, was completely unimpressive, standard-sapienslike, and "Non-Edenic":

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    His writeprint reflects all of these things, summed up by German historian Thomas Nipperdey:


    As a trio, these three men present a strong case for the validity of phrenology in general.
     
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  9. Kensuimo

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    Wilhelm sounds downwardnose TMish to me.

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    So downwardnose TM. Not much frontal.

    Choice quotes:

    As a boy and a student, his manner had been polite and agreeable; as an officer, he began to strut and speak brusquely in the tone he deemed appropriate for a Prussian officer.

    Bismarck believed that Wilhelm was a lightweight who could be dominated, and he showed scant respect for Wilhelm's policies in the late 1880s.

    At the opening of the Reichstag on 6 May 1890, the Kaiser stated that the most pressing issue was the further enlargement of the bill concerning the protection of the labourer.[12] In 1891, the Reichstag passed the Workers Protection Acts, which improved working conditions, protected women and children and regulated labour relations.

    Bülow and Bethmann Hollweg, his loyal chancellors, looked after domestic affairs, while Wilhelm began to spread alarm in the chancellories of Europe with his increasingly eccentric views on foreign affairs.

    Wilhelm enthusiastically promoted the arts and sciences, as well as public education and social welfare. He sponsored the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the promotion of scientific research; it was funded by wealthy private donors and by the state and comprised a number of research institutes in both pure and applied sciences. The Prussian Academy of Sciences was unable to avoid the Kaiser's pressure and lost some of its autonomy when it was forced to incorporate new programs in engineering, and award new fellowships in engineering sciences as a result of a gift from the Kaiser in 1900.[14]

    He believed in force, and the 'survival of the fittest' in domestic as well as foreign politics... William was not lacking in intelligence, but he did lack stability, disguising his deep insecurities by swagger and tough talk. He frequently fell into depressions and hysterics... William's personal instability was reflected in vacillations of policy. His actions, at home as well as abroad, lacked guidance, and therefore often bewildered or infuriated public opinion. He was not so much concerned with gaining specific objectives, as had been the case with Bismarck, as with asserting his will. This trait in the ruler of the leading Continental power was one of the main causes of the uneasiness prevailing in Europe at the turn-of-the-century.

    German foreign policy under Wilhelm II was faced with a number of significant problems. Perhaps the most apparent was that Wilhelm was an impatient man, subjective in his reactions and affected strongly by sentiment and impulse. He was personally ill-equipped to steer German foreign policy along a rational course. It is now widely recognised that the various spectacular acts which Wilhelm undertook in the international sphere were often partially encouraged by the German foreign policy elite. There were a number of notorious examples, such as the Kruger telegram of 1896 in which Wilhelm congratulated President Paul Kruger of the Transvaal Republic on the suppression of the British Jameson Raid, thus alienating British public opinion.

    There's a man alone, without family, without children, without God... He builds legions, but he doesn't build a nation. A nation is created by families, a religion, traditions: it is made up out of the hearts of mothers, the wisdom of fathers, the joy and the exuberance of children... For a few months I was inclined to believe in National Socialism. I thought of it as a necessary fever. And I was gratified to see that there were, associated with it for a time, some of the wisest and most outstanding Germans. But these, one by one, he has got rid of or even killed... He has left nothing but a bunch of shirted gangsters! This man could bring home victories to our people each year, without bringing them either glory or danger. But of our Germany, which was a nation of poets and musicians, of artists and soldiers, he has made a nation of hysterics and hermits, engulfed in a mob and led by a thousand liars or fanatics. ― Wilhelm on Hitler, December 1938.
     
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  10. Thalmoses

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    Wilhelm looks like a conehead with some occ/fauxc.

    His most salient feature is extreme vertical socket scrunch - matched by extreme high-handed imperiousness, as theory predicts.
    Small eyes, narrowset eyes with shallow socket depth round out an impulsive character.

    His poor grasp of detail and sweeping fiery strokes should be understood as MM shallowsocket conehead.
     
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  11. Kensuimo

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    Verticalscrunch seems mild at most, even though its explanatory power here is considerable. It's important to consider eye sizing here- bigeye is definitely a confounding factor. You almost certainly understand this already but I want it evaluated explicitly.

    Eye sizing and spacing listed above do not seem to agree with the below pics.

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  12. BiceBiceBice

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    Lol I honestly thought last pic was a shoop of leif gw persson - Sök på Google | https://www.google.se/search?q=leif+gw+persson&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGvIb1qc3SAhXGkiwKHStpBkYQ_AUIBigB&biw=1680&bih=944 Swedely speaking, too funny to be true. *giggles hysterically*

    "Leif Gustav Willy Persson is a Swedish criminologist and novelist. He was a professor in criminology at the Swedish National Police Board from 1992 to 2012. Wikipedia" meaning he likes the sauce and to be on TV.
     
  13. Thalmoses

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    Disagree strongly.

    He's relaxed face, eyes wide open for the portrait to look less like a beady-eyed asshole and more like a nobilid, and he's still obviously the former.
     
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