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To: afraidfortherepublic
Perhaps the canine ability to accurately read visual cues from humans comes from our common heritage of being social hunters. Chimps on the otherhand need each other for little more than picking ticks off each other.
6 posted on 11/22/2002 10:38:13 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar
You took the words right out of my mouth. Dogs are pack animals. Their survival depends on taking cues from the dominant animal,in this case, humans. Primates, on the other hand, function in social units but can survive by their individual wits and rely less on external cues from other primates or one another.
15 posted on 11/22/2002 10:44:37 AM PST by stanz
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Chimps on the other hand need each other for little more than picking ticks off each other.

Kinda like Democrats.

16 posted on 11/22/2002 10:45:16 AM PST by elbucko
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