• Humanity's Best Friend: How Dogs May Have Helped Humans Beat the Neanderthals
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[QUOTE=Scar;35981223]They only kept mice away from our wheat and shit, yeah no biggie, we would have totally survived the winters without them. Also, did an ancient civilisation worship dogs as gods? No? Cats:2 Dogs:0 Cats 4 lyfe[/QUOTE] its right there in the article that humans of that time worshiped dogs: "early humans, first of all, engaged in ritualistic dog worship."
Funny enough, I just finished watching Cats and Dogs. (The one with Jeff Goldblum in it.)
[QUOTE=Meller Yeller;35981072]Except that cats are selfish buttholes. They help no one which is the point this study makes.[/QUOTE] Not all cats are selfish. You must've never had a cat. But yeah, dogs are more useful to humans.
[QUOTE=FlubberNugget;35979101]It's so weird to think there used to be another humanoid creature on this planet, other than humans of course :zoid:[/QUOTE] There have been at least 5 different bipedal ancestors of ours, and that's not including all the evolutionary offshoots that we murdered or fucked into evolutionary oblivion.
[QUOTE=Scar;35981223]They only kept mice away from our wheat and shit, yeah no biggie, we would have totally survived the winters without them. Also, did an ancient civilisation worship dogs as gods? No? Cats:2 Dogs:0 Cats 4 lyfe[/QUOTE] Cats only eat the mice because they're delicious They don't do it because they love you [editline]16th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Uncle Bourbon;35982215]Not all cats are selfish. You must've never had a cat. But yeah, dogs are more useful to humans.[/QUOTE] If a cat acts lovingly towards you, it's always because they have some ulterior motive
You got to remember that back in those days they didn't have some of the small bitch dogs we have now. They probably helped out a lot in hunting/scouting.
[img]http://bestnew-pet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/002.jpg[/img] Look at my muscles. Look at them.
[QUOTE=Meller Yeller;35982246]they have some ulterior motive[/QUOTE] Free food and stuff :v:
I picture a scene where a group of early humans are sitting around a fire near a stream, brainstorming ideas on how to deal with the Neanderthals. Grog tosses a stick into the stream "I wish I knew how we can gain an advantage over those guys..." A dog runs out into the stream and grabs the stick, bringing back to Grog. Grog tosses the stick back into the stream. "Dammit, how hard can it be, those guys are a bunch of boneheads" The dog brings the stick back to Grog again. Grog stiffens(his body, not his penis, well maybe his penis too) "I have an idea..."
step aside dogs and cats you may be cute, but... [img]http://www.dailycuteness.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cute-hedgehog.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Zillamaster55;35982299][img]http://bestnew-pet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/002.jpg[/img] Look at my muscles. Look at them.[/QUOTE] Dogs like this scare me when I walk by them. I'm aware that many are perfectly friendly and that they have a bad rep, but the fact that they're so strong and aren't people is enough...
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35982990]step aside dogs and cats you may be cute, but... [img]http://www.dailycuteness.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cute-hedgehog.png[/img][/QUOTE] Hedgehogs are creepy and useless and have breathing fits if you move.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/GgUup.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=CottonTM;35983016]Dogs like this scare me when I walk by them. I'm aware that many are perfectly friendly and that they have a bad rep, but the fact that they're so strong and aren't people is enough...[/QUOTE] As long as you don't do anything stupid around them, like get bitten, you'll be fine.
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35982990]step aside dogs and cats you may be cute, but... [img]http://www.dailycuteness.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cute-hedgehog.png[/img][/QUOTE] Step aside! [t]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mcSvMnj93Ss/TgO0oVimiDI/AAAAAAAAADY/MildajCX2XM/s1600/17192394.jpg[/t]
[img]http://critteristic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ferret-1-500.jpg[/img] Regardless of the point... It's interesting to see how domesticated animals have a larger impact on humanity as a whole.
[IMG]http://www.kidzone.ws/lw/spiders/images/tarantula.jpg[/IMG] Bawwwww...
[QUOTE=Kabstrac;35981884][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylerbarrett/6932270757/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6932270757_effd371019_b.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylerbarrett/6932270757/]German Shepherd[/url] German Shepherd master race[/QUOTE] That sounds like something Hitler would say.
[QUOTE=proch;35983639]Step aside! [t]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mcSvMnj93Ss/TgO0oVimiDI/AAAAAAAAADY/MildajCX2XM/s1600/17192394.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] is that an ewok
[QUOTE=DeathDoom;35986416]That sounds like something Hitler would say.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.axishistory.com/fileadmin/user_upload/h/hitler-dog.jpg[/IMG]
[B]Neanderthal Destroyer[/B] [IMG]http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/bat-pug.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Hidole555;35987334][B]Neanderthal Destroyer[/B] [IMG]http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/bat-pug.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] His Pugman
This has been known for a long time. Dogs may have gone extinct if it weren't for humans. And humans progressed faster because of dogs. Man's best friend is an understatement.
I think Cats are better friends to humans than dogs. They are more intelligent, can manage on their own and care more about their owner. That's my opinion at least.
[QUOTE=johan svensk;35990297]I think Cats are better friends to humans than dogs. They are more intelligent, can manage on their own and care more about their owner. That's my opinion at least.[/QUOTE] I prefer cats because they're less maintinence, but I have to say that dogs care more about their owners than cats. My cat will come and annoy me when she wants feeding, and sleeps next to me because it's probably comfier than the floor. My dog comes flying at me whenever I come home, occasionally comes into my room to check I'm still there, sits and watches TV with me and even moves up on the sofa so there's room for both of us.
[QUOTE=JgcxCub;35979994]What's with all the dog love Pretty overrated IMO[/QUOTE] I wish I had a dog which I could interact with instead of 5 cats, 2 of which run the fuck away when they see you and 3 others just want you to pet them, eat, sleep and shit. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Pancake Bunny;35980980]asians are overated IMO[/QUOTE] I never really understood all the love for asians. Sure they can be cute and have pretty faces/eyes/whatever, but otherwise I can find something as good/better here. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Scar;35981223]They only kept mice away from our wheat and shit, yeah no biggie, we would have totally survived the winters without them. Also, did an ancient civilisation worship dogs as gods? No? Cats:2 Dogs:0 Cats 4 lyfe[/QUOTE] They are now dead. Boom. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=LtKyle2;35981802]Dogs are fucking awesome and will always be humanities bro's. [/QUOTE] Look at the little baby rascals pulling the blanket. D'awww...
[QUOTE=johan svensk;35990297]I think Cats are better friends to humans than dogs. They are more intelligent, can manage on their own and care more about their owner. That's my opinion at least.[/QUOTE] But cats are assholes by evolution, they hiss because they evolutionary adapted to our innate fear of snakes, and they meow in such a way that mimics the same frequencies of sound that a baby makes and they actually manipulate the fuck out of you. Dogs just straight up love their owners most of the time, even if their owners abuse them.
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