According to a report by Discovery Channel News on a new study, the personality of the dog shapes the human-dog relationship far more than the person’s personality. It turns out that the key to a good human-dog relationship is that the dog be generally agreeable and open to new things. Maybe this is why I love Daedalus so much. He’s always up for any adventure and will let you do anything to him (though he may squirbble a bit if he doesn’t like it). My nephew Dillon used to pull on his ears and skin when he was a bit younger (Dillon is just over a year old, fyi) and Daedalus tolerated it perfectly. He’s such a good dog.
Archive for 26 September 2007
Tags: dogs, humans, kids, pets, relationships
Tags: ahmadinejad, capital punishment, cia, foreign policy, history, holocaust, holocaust deniers, homosexuality, iran, nazis, oppression, politics, president, science
I really don’t know just what to make of this guy. He recently gave a speech at Columbia University, as I’m sure everyone knows by now who follows such things (and for those that don’t, he’s the president of Iran). On the one hand, he talks a good game about peace and the dangers of scientists blindly pursuing technologies that are blatantly harmful to human existence. When this happens, he says, the scientists are being misused by oppressors. Scientists who are under the thumb of these oppressors (or are themselves oppressors) are withholding knowledge, as well. So far so good. It’s mildly paranoid, but seems like a reasonable opinion (perhaps because I am fairly paranoid myself?).
There was also a lot of stuff about the Koran’s version of the Garden of Eden story and a ridiculous number of religious platitudes and declarations of gratefulness and fidelity to Allah. This was all very boring and made it hard for me to want to keep going. Persevere I did.