Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fully Domesticated Dog at 33,000 Years

Clearly predates Cro-Magnons

Of course it is a big, fierce looking dog. These men needed them as guards, allies, companions. Unfortunately a terrier would not have been that useful to them.

Like mankind, a multiregional hypothesis always fits more closely with the facts. Meaning dogs were domesticated from scratch several times by Neanderthals in different places.

I think that Cro-Magnons are simply too strongly disposed towards warfare to take much interest in these things. They are capable of seeing the usefulness of such animals once the hard work has already been done but I think it is just not part of their nature to attempt these things. They could stare at hyenas, wolves and jackals for hundreds of thousands of years and never have the inspiration to domesticate them. Jacob in Hebrew means one who stands on the shoulders of another, one who does not do any work of his own but simply rides along on the coattails of another.


njartist said...

Jacob does not mean standing on the shoulders.
Strong's Hebrew Dictionary:
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch: - Jacob.

A primitive root; properly to swell out or up; used only as denominative from H6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel): - take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly.

Texas Arcane said...


Get a rabbi drunk and ask him what "Jacob" means.

KW Jackson said...

So Jacob basically means "community organiser".

Texas Arcane said...


ROFL + 10

George Mann said...

What does Thomas mean?