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It's a scientific fact that people with eyes closer together are literally more farsighted than others.
It's all about the angle of sight and point of focus.
No serious racing driver has wide apart eyes, nor marksman or astronaut. There is little point, for instance, trying to become a top astronomer with wide apart eyes.
Farsightedness reduces confusing foreground 'noise' thereby increasing thinking and reaction time, vital when approaching a bend at 200mph.
This theory doesn't translate easily into other fields: forecasting for example, as economists, with whatever pair of eyes, rarely reliably see beyond the end of their noses.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 years ago

    Haha. Great drabble. You had me guessing if there would be a denouement until the very end. And I've learnt something interesting too! :-)

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    Steve McBrevity about 2 years ago

    I just made it up!

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    Neville Hunt about 2 years ago

    Ooops! There's one born every minute, and I'm it :-(

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    Neville Hunt about 2 years ago

    What with the racing driver stuff, knowing your addiction to it, I was sure it was correct!

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