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  1. #1 How We Really Tamed the Dog 
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    A daring experiment builds a new tame species in just 60 years.

    By Lee Alan Dugatkin & Lyudmila Trut July 13, 2017



    Suppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would be musts. Cuteness would be as well, perhaps with gentle eyes, and a curly, bushy tail that wags in joy in anticipation of your appearance. And you might toss in a mutt-like mottled fur that seems to say, “I may not be beautiful, but you know that I love you and I need you.”

    You needn’t bother trying. Lyudmila Trut and Dmitri Belyaev have already built it for you. The perfect dog. Except it’s not a dog, it’s a fox. A domesticated one. They built it quickly—mind-bogglingly fast for constructing a brand new biological creature. It took them less than 60 years, a blink of an eye compared to the time it took for wolves to become dogs. They built it in the often unbearable negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit cold of Siberia, where Lyudmila and, before her, Dmitri, have been running one of the longest, most incredible experiments on behavior and evolution ever devised.

    Damn Commies!!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Hmph! soon my frog will eat your foxes!
    Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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    Here's a good doggy Tic the image

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    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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    Cue Hai in 4-3-2-1
    Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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    I want one of those really cute, domesticated fox puppies. They are adorable.
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