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I was reading that dogs evolved from wolves around 12,000 years ago, what I want to know is how a purebred wolf evolves into a Chihuahua, for one that doesn't seem like a long enough time, and two, how did the gene structure just change? I mean the wolf would have to have mated with something else. Oh wait that doesn't work.

Badfish, Christian Forums 11 Comments [12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Adrian

It's called breeding. We've been doing it for thousands of years. How can you not see that?

12/20/2006 3:59:35 AM

Ian W

It's selective breeding, dumbfuck. It's like natural selection, except humans choose which traits to spread.

4/21/2009 2:22:55 PM

MozMode

Breeding and all that...

4/21/2009 3:28:27 PM

Kuyohashi

Chihuahua's didn't evolve, they were bred. That means that eugenics played a part in their creation. Same with poodles. People bred the Chihuahua breed into existence.

3/21/2011 1:02:19 PM

Swede

Chihuahuas have not evolved, stupid; planned breeding is behind different types of dogs.
Intelligent Design, one might call it...

3/21/2011 1:11:47 PM

GigaGuess

Oh, for fuck sakes, it's not even evolution, it's selective breeding! You breed for a certain trait, like in this case, a tiny, whiny, neurotic mess.

3/21/2011 1:18:37 PM

JohnTheAtheist

Actually selective breeding IS evolution. It is just evolution at a greatly accelerated pace because of the fact that it is directed.

3/21/2011 1:34:05 PM

rw23

Uneducated gormless idiot is uneducated gormless idiot.

3/21/2011 3:12:32 PM



@Badfish:
I mean the wolf would have to have mated with something else.

No it wouldn’t have. You just need to take small, runty wolves and breed them with other small, runty wolves.

Fun fact: Dogs and wolves haven’t even fully diverged as separate species. Gray wolves are classified as Canis lupus, and dogs are classified as Canis lupus familiaris. As you can see, the family pooch is merely a subspecies of gray wolf.

3/21/2011 3:45:03 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Badfish: Will be eaten by rabbits

3/31/2015 11:52:19 PM

Kuno

Oh FFS! Now they even refuse to believe in animal breeding!?

What's next, cooking? Breathing?

4/1/2015 12:14:09 AM

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