Established firmly in popular culture is the notion that each of the two hemispheres of the brain has specialized functions. The left hemisphere, insist proponents of this theory, controls language and logic; the right hemisphere, espousers contend, is the more creative and intuitive half. Many proponents try to classify a person as “right-brained” or “left-brained,” suggesting that the two hemispheres do not work together in the same person and, thus, can be considered independent. Because of the supposed independent functions of the two hemispheres and because of their difference in specializations, an activity might engage one part of the brain while the other part is not used at all, they believe. “Right-brained” individuals are the creative, intuitive persons (artists, for instance) of society; “left-brained” persons are the verbal, language-oriented, logical individuals of civilization. Opponents of the split-brain theory dispute the premise that the hemispheres operate independently simply because of specialized functions; they state that the very fact that the two hemispheres differ in purpose indicates that they integrate activities, which leads to the processes which are different from and even greater than the processes of either hemisphere. These split-brain theory opponents base their arguments on the fact that when surgery is performed to disconnect the two sides, each can still function but not perfectly. They also argue that when a person writes an original story, the left hemisphere works to produce a logical work, but the right hemisphere helps with creativity. The third argument is based on the fact that if a patient has right hemisphere damage, major logical disorders are manifested; in fact, more logical disorders appear than if the left hemisphere suffers damage. The opponents to split-brain theory state that it is impossible to educate one side of the brain without educating the other. They state that there is no evidence that one can be purely right-brained or left-brained. Educators, then, who seek to modify the curriculum and methods to accommodate the split-brain theory shouldn’t put it to students. The burden of proof rests with these innovators who seek to restructure education as it currently exists.