From: Price, Ilfryn (I.Price@shu.ac.uk)
Date: Thu 26 Jan 2006 - 14:23:34 GMT
> I tried snopes with no luck using "greyfriar", "greyfriar's", and "skye"
> keywords. "terrier" produces some hits but not anything to do with the
> "Greyfriar's Bobby" legend. I wonder how much truth is in the legend. Was
> there anything to the story that got it started and perhaps embellished a
466 for "Greyfriars Bobby" snopes
> Beyond the truth status, my main concern is the emotional impact of such
> stories, regardless of veracity. After reading MacLean's Triune stuff, I'm
> still not fond of his oversimplified general theory, but he did get me
> thinking more deeply about emotion and its neural correlates. Why did I
> choked up seeing a dog depicted sitting at its master's gravesite?
1. Does it tie into the early programming ideas. As a young kid food that my father shot, flushed out and retrieved by the family
dog was a source of protein. I like dogs but do not get 'choked up' by that particular image.
2. More generations of dog human collaborative co-evolution than for any other animal ?
3. I read somewhere recently that breeding for tameness has produced a transition from a wolf to a recognisable dog in 12 or 15
generations (sorry no time to search for the reference) with a significant change in Serotonin levels. Is the image triggering
some sort of neuro chemical reaction?
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