There was this scientific telly-program tonight. This time it
was about the unique composition of DNA that dogs have. This unique composition
of DNA makes them so very plastic - they can by selective breeding be altered
very rapidly to for example do different type of work for us humans. The
dog has other unique genetically related features, just like Cj pointed out
in his "last wish", if I am allowed to say so.
The major part of the program was from a university in
Budapest..........I am sure we mentioned the university in last autumns
dictions. Now I could see that they had done a lot of the research Cj asked for,
at the university. They had in a similar way raised and fostered and
domesticated dogs and wild wolfs - they had given them exactly the same social
contact with humans and also otherwise treated them very similarly.
Still the differences that Cj wrote about, like wolf can not
seek help from humans, was there. Dogs can and do...why? Dogs treat humans in a
different way than other dogs...why? And so on..
They also tested humans "natural", "inherited", "genetical"
ability to understand dogs. Untrained humans can with great accuracy for example
distinguish between the different barks dog have. The only barks wolfs have
means basically "Fuck of" from my food/territory/bitch or something like that".
Wolf do not have barks they can use to communicate with humans like dogs
It seems like what Cj wrote in his last letters was correct
word by word, may be he had seen this program earlier than me?
Anyway the subject is very interesting at least to me. Our
closest genetic relative might be the ape but what have we in our development
towards a modern society gained from him?
The help from our not so close relative, the dog, has been
completely decisive for the success of the human race, as was the horse for a
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