December 11, 2023

Wolves Change Rivers and Self-Domesticate

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Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the magical, mystery wolf now has another feat of marvel to add to it’s list of wonder works – the animal can domesticate itself.

The piece linked to may contain certain elements of truth – maybe! It is the way that it is presented that ticks me off. Of course, if the presented historical timeline is accurate, then common sense would tell us that as more and more humans occupied more and more space, wolves and humans encountered one another. The lifestyles of both species changed. To some people that is bad. To others it is a natural event. It was the efforts humans that are responsible for cross-breeding of wolves and the domestication over time of the creature. Wolves did not “self-domesticate.” The information is misleading.

In much the same way as others have claimed that wolves change the paths of rivers and stream and do all kinds of remarkable things, such claims are dishonest. There is no balance. Everything is in a constant state of change. What happened in nature yesterday, may not happen today or tomorrow.