Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“How did dogs become man’s best friend? While many...

"How did dogs become man's best friend? While many scientists once thought that canines evolved from ancient wolves, there are now a number of competing theories. Some are not convinced that the 2 are even different species, a skepticism that reflects broader debates about how to define a species. At the @rbinsmuseum in Brussels, Andrew Testa photographed a 32,000-year-old skull that was discovered in a Belgian cave. Mietje Germonpré, a paleontologist at @rbinsmuseum, who leans toward the idea that humans intentionally bred dogs from wolves, pointed out the wide skull, crowded teeth and short snout indicate that the ancient toothy creature was not a wolf. Visit the link in our profile to read more." By nytimes on Instagram.

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