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Dogs (not chimps) most like humans
Discovery ^ | March. 26, 2009 | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 03/26/2009 3:47:12 PM PDT by decimon

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"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

"When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama."

Mark Twain

1 posted on 03/26/2009 3:47:12 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

My tells me all the time that my dog is just like me....or, maybe it was the other way around.


2 posted on 03/26/2009 3:49:07 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: decimon
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."

Ain't that the truth. A heaven full of dogs if preferable to a heaven full of people.

3 posted on 03/26/2009 3:51:32 PM PDT by GunRunner
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To: decimon
Dogs are loyal to a fault, and unfailingly render unconditional love. They are nothing like people at all as far as I can see.
4 posted on 03/26/2009 3:55:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: decimon

Most of my best friends have been dogs.


5 posted on 03/26/2009 3:55:27 PM PDT by The Toad
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To: decimon

6 posted on 03/26/2009 3:55:59 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GunRunner
A heaven full of dogs if preferable to a heaven full of people.

Twain had that covered too: "The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's. "

7 posted on 03/26/2009 3:56:40 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I always know what my dog is thinking: So: what else do you have for me to eat? (He’s a beagle, and damned lucky he’s cute).


8 posted on 03/26/2009 3:59:44 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Doogle

"I'd never do this to you, boss."

9 posted on 03/26/2009 3:59:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

:)


10 posted on 03/26/2009 4:01:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: decimon
"Outside of a dog, a book is Man's Best Friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx
11 posted on 03/26/2009 4:05:23 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Outside of a dog, a book is Man's Best Friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx

Who but Groucho would know?

12 posted on 03/26/2009 4:12:59 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

So we came from dogs now?


13 posted on 03/26/2009 4:13:48 PM PDT by I Hate Obama
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To: decimon

“Dogs (not chimps) most like humans”

This is why God gave man dogs as a companion and not Chimps or any primate for that matter. With rare exceptions, chimps do not make good pets.


14 posted on 03/26/2009 4:13:50 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party Like Its 1773)
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To: decimon
"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in

And yet they are not permitted in the "city"

(Small wonder he made his grave with the wicked.)

15 posted on 03/26/2009 4:21:14 PM PDT by freedom9
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To: I Hate Obama
So we came from dogs now?

Dogs came from us. They were noble wolves until we made them mere surrogates of our best and our worst.

16 posted on 03/26/2009 4:23:32 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

bump


17 posted on 03/26/2009 4:23:37 PM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: decimon
But who says people really are social animals?

Dogs may be man at this best, but chimps -- or even cats -- may be more like we really are.

18 posted on 03/26/2009 4:23:45 PM PDT by x
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But who says people really are social animals?

Well, with a little beer...

19 posted on 03/26/2009 4:26:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: x

Yep. Dogs probably like chimps almost as much as they like people.


20 posted on 03/26/2009 4:36:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: x
...chimps -- or even cats -- may be more like we really are.

When we're not swinging from trees we're sleeping on sofas?

21 posted on 03/26/2009 4:39:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

A dog is nothing more than a man made wolf-killing wolf.


22 posted on 03/26/2009 4:41:35 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: freedom9
But will there be Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates?

It seems most Christians believe once an animal dies, that is it. That they have no spirit or soul. That is why their death is so very sad for pet owners and animal lovers, believing that they will never see their beloved companions again.

As a dog owner, someone gave me the book Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates, by Gary Kurz. While there isn't any scripture that bluntly tells us one way or another what happens to our beloved pets, Mr. Kurz does refer to several verses throughout the book. However, since God does not provide us with any concrete answers, deductive reasoning must be used.

I've always reluctantly accepted what the majority of Christians believe that even our most beloved pets have no afterlife. Although I'm not one hundred percent convinced otherwise, this book did give me something to ponder. A very good argument was made that when we get to Heaven there will not only be animals for us to enjoy, but we would also be met by the pets we loved on earth.

Maybe. I hope anyway.

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewwork.asp?id=17682

23 posted on 03/26/2009 4:54:24 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party Like Its 1773)
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"But will there be Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates?"

How could it could it be Heaven without dogs? reminds me of the old Twilight Zone where the guy died with his hound. He was invited into what looked like the Pearly Gates but told he would have to leave his dog behind. Of course he told the gate-keeper "no thanks" and moved on. The real gate to Heaven was just a lttle further down the road and the dog was welcomed with the man.

24 posted on 03/26/2009 5:05:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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...Cold Noses...

Jimmy Dean had a story about his father, long johns with a back flap, a shotgun, a chicken coop and a dog with a cold nose. The story ended with feathers flying everywhere.

25 posted on 03/26/2009 5:33:02 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
I always liked what Churchill said:

I like swine.

Dogs look up to us.

Cats look down on us.

Pigs treat us as equals.

26 posted on 03/26/2009 6:05:26 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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Pigs treat us as equals.

They see how we vote.

27 posted on 03/26/2009 6:28:25 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

My dog woke me up this morning 3 minutes after the alarm failed to ring. How did he know it was a weekday?


28 posted on 03/26/2009 6:35:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Marking.


29 posted on 03/26/2009 6:39:49 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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My dog woke me up this morning 3 minutes after the alarm failed to ring. How did he know it was a weekday?

You went to bed sober? ;-) Well, okay, you went to bed early? Maybe they just learn our cycles.

30 posted on 03/26/2009 6:43:18 PM PDT by decimon
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To: I Hate Obama
So we came from dogs now?

Not all of us.

Just those who didn't read the article before commenting.

31 posted on 03/26/2009 6:44:56 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: decimon
You went to bed sober?

If I had gone to bed sober, I would have set the alarm! (Should go without saying!)

32 posted on 03/26/2009 7:03:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: humblegunner

Ha. Just saying...

That’s what the Atheists are going to try and come up with next.


33 posted on 03/27/2009 7:47:18 AM PDT by I Hate Obama
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To: humblegunner

Oh. Must have skipped this part.

“While there is no evidence to support that dogs and humans co-evolved...”


34 posted on 03/27/2009 7:48:57 AM PDT by I Hate Obama
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To: decimon

My dog is so human it’s scary sometimes. Not all good by the way - he can be plenty annoying - just like a lot of humans :)


35 posted on 03/27/2009 7:53:10 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: decimon

Twain loved cats too:

“A home without a cat—and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat—may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?”

Oh, and the following about dogs sort of belies your quote:

“By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a “noble” animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward—you will never get her full confidence again.”
- Mark Twain, a Biography


36 posted on 03/27/2009 8:05:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: NavyCanDo

I sort of have a deep down belief, hope actually, that by domesticating our animals we MAKE them part human, and that they thereby GET souls so that they can wait for us and join us in the afterlife.

As far as automatic admission is concerned, there are plenty of people that aren’t getting there either.


37 posted on 03/27/2009 8:08:46 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: decimon

That’s possible. I know it confused the heck out of my cat when the time changed, and my boss said his cats jumped up on his bed an hour early too.


38 posted on 03/27/2009 8:10:09 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: decimon

Well, duh.


39 posted on 03/27/2009 8:15:56 AM PDT by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue. http://www.thekingsmen.us/)
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I don’t think that. It seems to me that every animal has fulfilled the nature and measure of its creation.

Why punish them?


40 posted on 03/29/2009 9:04:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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41 posted on 09/17/2009 3:32:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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42 posted on 09/17/2009 3:45:30 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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Would Obama be a pit bull?
43 posted on 09/17/2009 3:47:52 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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Bozo would be a Mexican hairless.

Pit bulls have more class than this wee wee POTUS.

44 posted on 09/17/2009 4:00:56 PM PDT by tiger63
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45 posted on 09/17/2009 4:56:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: decimon

If it’s really Heaven, and you’re good enough to get in, you can order what you like. Except people.


46 posted on 09/17/2009 5:24:29 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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LOL!


47 posted on 09/17/2009 6:10:49 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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FanFan! Where you been for the SIX freakin’ months that this has been hangin’ out there? LOL!

(Oops! Sorry! Hope you haven’t been sick or anything!!)


48 posted on 09/17/2009 6:13:29 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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So now we are related to dogs?

LOL!

I still think evolutionists need to reconsider ...

Psssst ... Obama is the “missing link” !


49 posted on 09/17/2009 8:42:53 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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50 posted on 09/18/2009 6:44:23 AM PDT by GregoTX (Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.)
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