Skip to comments.A Gene Tied To Facial Development Hints Humans Domesticated Themselves
Posted on 01/26/2020 10:50:14 PM PST by blam
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Thanks blam. Looks like yet another iteration of the "gracile anatomically modern humans" Replacement master race theory, btw.
Any other species self-domesticated ?
So what explains Shifty Schiff?
He’s feral. No doubt.
Is “cuddlier” an example of scientific terminology?
In my neighborhood coyotes eat feral. One coyote even showed up at a neighbors door with a dead feral cat asking if they had any Gray Poupon.... jk
Do I get a treat?
This could help to explain the apparent development of modern humans in several regions as protohumans settled in areas with abundant water and potential for agricultural and herding. Such settlement would provide ready and abundant opportunities for self-selection for greater sociability.
Opinion: We Didnt Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.
National Geographic News | March 3, 2013 | Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Posted on 03/03/2013 4:02:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
Dogs Make Us Human
Australian Museum | 3-25-2002 | Heidi De Wald
Posted on 03/26/2002 10:29:27 AM PST by blam
Another theory that explains our look is neoteny. Thats the retention of juvenile traits in adults. This theory posits that the same genes responsible for our large brains and the length of time it takes to grow them, are also responsible for our hairlessness, weak nails and teeth and thin skins. I suppose our having puppy faces compared to other species in Homo goes along with that.
So there is hope for the New Communist Man...
Clapper looks pretty tame... floppy ears, flat face....
Cuter and tamer isn't always best.
Domesticated animals look different from their wild counterparts as well. Shorter snouts, curly tails, floppy ears and spotted coats are all traits that tend to pop up in domesticated animals. But until recently, no one had an explanation for this domestication syndrome.
I thought we already knew that it’s a selection of juvenile traits.
There was a Russian experiment done with wild foxes kept in captivity, within a few generations they developed floppier ears, spots and curled tails in correlation with reduced cortisol levels as they became more acclimated to humans.
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