Skip to comments.Dogs ‘Just Get’ Humans in Ways Other Animals Can’t, Evolutionary Scientists Conclude
Posted on 07/18/2021 3:52:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Good stuff. Dogs are the very best gift from God.
and Cats are Evil ,LOL
When I point, the dog looks at my finger.
Well, after 14 years, our present dog has just started to look where I am pointing.
The “Mark of Cain”
The dog was a gift from God made out of mercy to Cain.
My dogs have kept me out of all sorts of trouble over the years, I’m really glad they can’t talk.
I don’t imagine I would be alive if not for them.
The authors of that study won’t acknowledge that, though (meaning God).
The more people I meet the more I love my dog.
wonder what results this same study would have in china...
I’ve never owned a dog but looked after some and became good friends with others. Their behavior always fascinated me. In my youth I read Konrad Lorenz’ “King Solomon’s Ring” where he dealt with some somewhat mysterious dog interactions with humans.
I currently have on my reading list Rupert Sheldrake’s “Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home”. The thesis is that there might be some sort of telepathy between dogs and humans. I’ve heard some interesting anecdotes from dog owners that do make me wonder.
My dog never calls me a racist and never tells me to be a test subject for an experimental vaccine.
That already puts him far ahead of most humans!
“Researchers from Duke University say 14,000 years of domestication plays a big part in this.” How was that determined? Answer: it wasn’t.
Dogs really are “man’s best friend” and “get” humans in a way other animals simply can’t relate to.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Many different kinds of animals relate to humans as fully as dogs. Horses, parrots, dolphins to name but a few.
Dogs certainly occupy an interesting place in human existence.
I read a study a while back where they had people wear special glasses that could track the movements of their eyes precisely, and they found that when two people encounter each other, both eyes of each person simultaneously focus one eye of the other person (I think they said the right eye but can’t remember)
It happens so quickly that we don’t know we do it, and it isn’t noticeable, but the instruments picked it up.
They ended up testing a bunch of other animals of all sizes, from gorillas and chimps down to cows and cats...and they only found one other creature that does that exact same thing of focusing on one eye: You guessed it...dogs.
In that same article they also mentioned an experiment very much like this one you posted where they would put a treat under an upturned bucket, and have a little shell game with two identical, empty upturned buckets.
A human would gesture towards the bucket with the treat, and try to get the animal to go to it and get the invisible treat by overturning the bucket. They tried it with chimps, birds, cats, etc.
None of them would take the cue of the human pointing to the bucket with the treat under it. Except for dogs.
They took a little puppy, and the puppy picked it up immediately when the person pointed at it, literally on the first try.
Further, the person didn’t even have to point, they could simply look. More remarkable, they didn’t even have to linger with the look. They could just flash their eyes for a split second at the bucket with the treat, and the puppy would go unerringly to it.
Dogs have lived around humans so long that they are tuned into us, emotionally and physically. So they are a little bit different than other animals in this respect.
Life without dogs would be very, very boring.
Dogs and human’s eyes co-evolved to communicate with each other - dogs helped humans to beat the neanderthals.
I agree that dogs are a gift from God, but I don’t recall dogs having anything to do with Cain. Where is that in Scripture, please?
Ahh, but has he called you a speciesist or demanded you pay him repawrations? Hmmmm?
Dogs are shameless con artists. My dogs know exactly what buttons to push.
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