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Saturday, June 30, 2007

I knew it all along!

If you share a house with cats, you probably know it, too

Scientific research has now proven what most humans who share their homes with cats already know: The domestication of cats was their choice, not the other way around.

Essentially, when humans first began developing agriculture, the cats arrived for the mice and then decided to stick around. Or, as this researcher put it, “Cats weren’t domesticated on purpose; they just kind of invited themselves in.”



Blogger Tillerman said...

I have always believed that dogs and cats domesticated humans and not the other way round. They decided to make certain gullible humans their servants and somehow those gullibility genes got passed down the generations. I seem to have avoided inheriting this gene and have no urge to be a pet to a member of another species.

Sat Jun 30, 05:06:00 AM MDT  

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