Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dogs and Language

Homo homini lupus is Latin for “man is a wolf to man.”  What is this supposed to mean?  Presumably that wolves kill each other exactly as do men.  Or that wolves kill humans as humans kill humans.  But wolves kill … Continue reading

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Topics that Obsess Me

Topics that Obsess Me I am not sure why I am so fascinated with this list of subjects, but I am, and I find that I buy any book that appears on them.  I have, it turns out (surprise!) written … Continue reading

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Do we really know anything about intelligence in dogs or humans?

Yesterday I visited a friend whose backyard garden always enchants me: there are doves flying free who come back to their dovecote in the giant Pohutakawa tree; she has two ultra-tame chickens running free (there are no native mammals in … Continue reading

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