one of things i'm curious to track down - and i don't think this is from guns, germs & steel - is the argument that human development was actually shaped by canine characteristics, that we've been hanging out with dogs so long that we have adopted some dog-traits. i think that horses supposedly had similar effects. i'm not really sure if i actually read this somewhere (and understood it properly if i did) or if am just making this up.
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this is a bit off-topic, but my mother sent me a write-up of a really fascinating study done in Hungary on how dogs interact with humans and how it differs from wolves. it goes a fair bit into the related subject of so-called emotional intelligence, which is probably the most interesting. i can email it if you'd like.
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