Example #461
What is given as example?
Schaf, Dickhornschaf, Hund, Rind, Pferd, Kamel, Gans, Kaninchen, Wolf, Schakal, Büffel, afrikanische Wildkatze, Rentier, Polarhund
What is the example associated with? What does it stand for?
Domestikation geht vom Tier aus, nicht vom Menschen, systematische Neotenie
How is the example indicated? ('e.g.', 'for instance', paranthesis etc.)
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Humans have assumed that they domesticated their animal partners in alliance, and certainly in some way humans seem to be pivotal to the symbiosis. But it should be kept in mind that in most cases of domestication, there is evidence that the neotenic process had started long before domestication was initiated. The argument that Geist (1971) has made for the selective pressures on Bighorn Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis) during the Pleistocene leading to systemic neoteny of body and behaviour, could be made for other taxa whose ranges expanded between glacial ages–such as for canids (Fox, 1971), camelids, horses, cattle, goats, and rabbits.

The likelihood that future domesticants were first camp-followers of human groups, or crop pests (Zeuner, 1963 p. 58), suggests that the initiation of symbiotic relationship may not have come from humans. Wolves or jackals following hunting parties, wild cattle invading wheat or barely fields, and the African wild cats invading Egyptian granaries in search of rodents, are but a few forms of the camp-followers or crop-robbers. If one looks at the Lapp/reindeer or Eskimo/dog domestication processes, it becomes difficult to distinguish which symbiont is following and which is leading. Certainly the picture of the cat by the fire as we go off to work each day belies the common belief that humans derive greater benefit from this symbiosis.

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The publication (book, article etc.) the text is taken from
Raymond P. Coppinger und Charles Kay Smith. „The Domestication of Evolution“. In: Environmental Conservation 10.4 (Winter 1983), S. 283–292
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Beispielwissenschaft Evolutionstheorie

Hier sieht man, dass das Beispiel eine zentrale, möglicherweise sogar die primäre, Darstellungsweise der Evolutionstheorie ist. Das Dickhornschaf (Ovis canadens

Christian Lück, 2011 4 23 21:03:57