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The Truth about Dogs

An Inquiry into Ancestry Social Conventions Mental Habits Moral Fiber Canis fami

by Stephen Budiansky

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7358000M
ISBN 10014100228X
ISBN 109780141002286
OCLC/WorldCa48192844

No one expects to find a gene for loyalty, but maybe there are genes for herding behavior or retrieving or guarding. Two million tons is a difficult figure to comprehend. My contention is that we should neither condemn the one nor praise the other; we should admire, and be intrigued by, and marvel at, both. Of course parental feeling in humans is vastly more complex than this; in humans, as indeed in many species, it involves considerable learning and environmental influence.

In conclusion, emotional support animals are not trained for specific tasks, but their presence genuinely does help their mentally ill user. When I look into my dog's eyes, I see worlds and eons that I can touch nowhere else in my modern life, and to me that is worth several tons of tripe about "unconditional love. There are probably no more thatwolves left in the entire world today. For example, one cannot express confidence in Michael's accuracy by asserting the endless sentence: Michael says, 'snow is white' and snow is white, or he says 'roses are red' and roses are red or he says I was utterly hooked within a few sentences Seeing dogs for what they are—and not crediting them with qualities of intelligence or emotion they don't possess—is best for both dog and master, Budiansky argues.

Traditionally, zoologists have considered domestic animals to be uninteresting, and have generally classed them as "degenerates" -- unworthy of ecological scrutiny because they have lost their adaptive behaviors. This is the class of manipulative creatures exemplified by the cuckoo, which lays its eggs in the nest of some poor unsuspecting dupe of a bird of another species. Among the theoretical concerns of these views is to explain away those special cases where it does appear that the concept of truth has peculiar and interesting properties. This is where science helps, a lot.


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The Truth about Dogs book

They argue that sentences like "That's true", when said in response to "It's raining", are prosentencesexpressions that merely repeat the content of other expressions. The stubby, feisty and, of course, not at all unattractive Garofalo and gangly, not-as-dumb-as-she-seems Thurman make for very appealing odd fellows as they inhabit the sunny Santa Monica landscapes and chic apartment settings We didn't choose dogs, after all.

When I look into my dog's eyes, The Truth about Dogs book see worlds and eons that I can touch nowhere else in my modern life, and to me that is worth several tons of tripe about "unconditional love.

I was doing the best I knew how to do, but it wasn't good enough. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. I would be the last person to deny the very real joy and pleasure that dogs bring.

There are probably no more thanwolves left in the entire world today. This thesis is in part a response to the common use of truth predicates e.

I firmly believe that at this point, Luna is the only dog who could calm me as much as she does. Dogs, in an evolutionary sense, know this. But long stretches of DNA between genes have simply accumulated over the course of evolution. Though whatever we believe about the fate of our pets is a nonessential in the Christian faith, someone falsely claiming to be speaking for the Lord with new revelation is a grave matter indeed.

Science can take us places we never could imagine if left to our own devices. But neither joy nor pleasure, nor even low blood pressure, is an evolutionary force that carries very much weight.

For all the myths about how some caveman or cavewoman adopted a wolf cub from the wild and found him a valuable guardian and hunting companion, the behavioral and archaeological evidence now strongly points to a conclusion that even thousands of years ago the overwhelming majority of dogs were biological freeloaders.

Merely getting to the point where scientists can make a serious study of the dog genome has required something of a breakthrough in the culture of science. Show us something small and helpless with big eyes and a round head, and we feel an innate inhibition against harming it.

Show a cat a mouse, it attacks. Some of them have undisclosed financial motives … some stopped learning years ago The very peculiarity of this relationship of ours with dogs, though, is one hell of an evolutionary tale, and that is part of the consolation science offers us as recompense for robbing us of fairy tales.

I do not believe science is the be-all and end-all, and there is an element of our admiration for and enjoyment of dogs that transcends any scientific explanation.

The things that a small number of modern-day dogs do that clearly pay—assisting the blind and disabled, herding livestock, providing recreational sport for hunters and racing enthusiasts—were late developments in the dog's checkered career.

We might as well. There is another truth that I would not deny for a second, namely that those rare humans who have a real gift for training and working with dogs owe that gift to experience, intuition, and a certain kind of empathetic reasoning that has almost nothing to do with science.

Far from being degenerates, dogs exhibit behaviors that are complex, original, and creative. Freud thought the only possible explanation for man's taking such an attitude toward his "most faithful friend" was that this particular friend liked to stick his nose in really nasty places, and that that upset us.

Look up canis in a Latin dictionary and you will find that the ancient Romans used it to mean "parasite, hanger-on. And canine aggression is most often directed at children. What else would you like to know about ESAs? Philosophical skepticism comes in various forms. The dog's journey through the pastyears in the company of man has left distinctive markers in the genes of the dog population.

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