Friday, January 22, 2010

Evolution.. under pressure

This article and its related investigation are a testament to the speed evolutionary trait modification can take place when the stakes are high.

These changes have been taking shape in as little over a dozen generations!

Moscow's Stray Dogs Evolving Greater Intelligence, Including a Mastery of the Subway

1 comment:

Ruben Llibre said...

my dad has always said "humans forget animals are evolving and adapting constantly", and many of those are directly related to humans, cause, we're the 'noisiest'.

that said, how long have dogs been with human beings? id wager to say many traits we perceive as "dogs being smart" are reactions to what has worked before