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Double Standards for Evolution

March 12, 2012

People routinely claim that not enough time has passed for different branches of the human family to evolve apart. But then here’s the matter-of-fact first paragraph of Wikipedia’s article on Dingos:

The Australian Dingo is a free-roaming wild dog unique to the continent of Australia, mainly found in the outback. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with humans from southeast Asia thousands of years ago, when dogs were still relatively undomesticated and closer to their wild Asian grey wolf parent species, Canis lupus. Since then, living largely apart from people and other dogs, together with the demands of Australian ecology, has caused them to develop features and instincts that distinguish them from all other canines.

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