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The dog seems to have been in the early stages of domestication
1 posted on 08/03/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; Joe 6-pack

Deliberately domesticated ping.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 9:54:00 AM PDT by decimon
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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3 posted on 08/03/2011 9:54:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: decimon

My conclusion also....absolutely.....and I didn’t even get paid the $100,000 a year theory fee...


4 posted on 08/03/2011 9:54:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek

“Ancient Aliens”.

;D


7 posted on 08/03/2011 10:27:45 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: decimon

“This indicates a dog in the very early stages of domestication, says evolutionary biologist Dr Susan Crockford, one of the authors on the study.

“The wolves were not deliberately domesticated, the process of making a wolf into a dog was a natural process,” explained Dr Crockford of Pacific Identifications, Canada. “

Crockford is a crackpot. If this was a “natural process” it should be in process now wherever sloppy people live next to wolves, or there should have been records of it ocurring in the past.

It never happened in historical times for the simple fact that civilized people stopped domesticating wolves because they had already evolved out dogs from captured wolf cubs.


10 posted on 08/03/2011 11:16:57 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: decimon

Cujo


11 posted on 08/03/2011 11:28:36 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: decimon
Dogs - man's best friend for 30,000 years and counting.
19 posted on 08/03/2011 4:00:18 PM PDT by Ken H
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