[ExI] Domestication (Was Re: Corvids at play)

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Gregory Jones <spike66 at att.net> said:

> I don't know why species differ so much from each other?with respect
> to their ability to interact with humans.? Diamond made an
> interesting comment in GGnS.? No new?beast species has been
> domesticated in the past 3000 yrs.?

Dmitri Belyaev would like a word with him.

This poses an interesting question: were the common domesticated animals 
more readily domesticable than the fox (which took generations of 
breeding), or did humans exert selection pressure on the wild population 
that caused these animals to be more easily domesticated?

I suspect the latter is the case.

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