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Dogs Decoded: A Look At The Complexity Of Dogs

This should help settle the other day`s Cat v. Dogs debate...A program from NOVA. Lengthy, but essential viewing.

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Dogs Decoded: A Look At The Complexity Of Dogs. This should help settle the other day`s Cat v. Dogs debate...A program from NOVA. Lengthy, but essential viewing.
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Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2590 Posts
Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:44:46 AM
Worth an hour for anyone wth dogs. I'm still stunned that they managed to get from a pretty much wild fox to a more or less domesticated animal in three generations.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:04:53 AM
I show this video to my students when I'm talking about genetics and evolution. They really like it.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Friday, June 1, 2012 7:31:55 PM
@CynicalGamer-- They later explained that dogs were a huge boost for our hunter/gatherer societies, and that they made us vastly more efficient in killing game. This boost allowed us the breathing room to advance our civilization in terms of farming technology, and eventually helped produce a sedentary lifestyle.

NottaSpy
Male, 40-49, Western US
 874 Posts
Friday, June 1, 2012 5:48:45 PM
Dogs can be summed up by, "It's BACON!"

CynicalGamer
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 450 Posts
Friday, June 1, 2012 3:38:20 PM
Ok, they lost me at "without dog domestication, civilization just would not have been possible."

Please tell me he extrapolates on this insane comment and explains it without using shock and awe to grab our attention.

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