[ExI] Domestication

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 17:18:40 UTC 2010

On 9/17/10, John Clark wrote:
> Anybody have a theory why the asian elephant has been domesticated but not
> the African elephant? And it's not just animals, with all the millions of
> species to work with why have so few new domesticated plants come on the
> scene in the last few centuries?

I think we need to define what we mean by domestication.
This man hugs a lion:

I think if a human gets any wild animal young enough it will 'imprint'
him as their parent. So a species could be 'imprinted' if all the
babies were brought up by humans.


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