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Thursday, May 21, A.D. 2015
Cave Man’s Best Friend

Happy Ascension Day!

Drudge knows his canine-loving audience well because he often features dog stories on his site. Today, we read in The Telegraph that “Dogs have been man’s best friend ‘for 40,000 years.’” The article does not explain much about the recent finding as published in Current Biology—an unfortunately common trait of mainstream articles on science. You may read the abstract and the original article (perhaps through your school or local library system): “Ancient Wolf Genome Reveals an Early Divergence of Domestic Dog Ancestors and Admixture into High-Latitude Breeds.”

Speaking of dogs, I recently read Notes from the Dead House (Записки из Мёртвого дома), and I found the passages about the prison dogs quite moving. Well, the novel as a whole is moving—I continually marvel at how perceptive Fyodor Mikhailovich is in his writings—a truly inspired sage.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, May 21, A.D. 2015
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