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I can point all I want my dog ain't fetching that ball.

Seventeen out of 31 dog puppies consistently went to the right bowl.

17:31  ≅  15:30 = 1:2

In contrast, none out of 26 human-reared wolf pups did better than a random guess.

So, random guess of 2 means 1:2.

I'm missing something, or over-thinking.

The study also found that Duke Sucks.

// I swear, I don't even know this site anymore! (sobs)

ArcadianRefugee: Seventeen out of 31 dog puppies consistently went to the right bowl.

17:31  ≅  15:30 = 1:2

In contrast, none out of 26 human-reared wolf pups did better than a random guess.

So, random guess of 2 means 1:2.

I'm missing something, or over-thinking.

They ran the experiment multiple times and 17 got the right bowl every time, meaning 17 of them were 100% correct over the course of multiple trials. None of the wolf pups did better than 50% over multiple trials. Get it now?

ArcadianRefugee: Seventeen out of 31 dog puppies consistently went to the right bowl.

17:31  ≅  15:30 = 1:2

In contrast, none out of 26 human-reared wolf pups did better than a random guess.

So, random guess of 2 means 1:2.

I'm missing something, or over-thinking.

The key word is 'consistently'; over half of the dogs were able to 'get the point' most of the time.   Wolf pups picked randomly, so they might guess right once, then wrong, wrong, right, etc. Most likely the other 14 dogs also made random choices.

The last sentence of my comment was kind of dickish. I am sorry. That wasn't necessary.

natazha: ArcadianRefugee: Seventeen out of 31 dog puppies consistently went to the right bowl.

17:31  ≅  15:30 = 1:2

In contrast, none out of 26 human-reared wolf pups did better than a random guess.

So, random guess of 2 means 1:2.

I'm missing something, or over-thinking.

The key word is 'consistently'; over half of the dogs were able to 'get the point' most of the time.   Wolf pups picked randomly, so they might guess right once, then wrong, wrong, right, etc. Most likely the other 14 dogs also made random choices.

So 17 were 100%, the remainder whatever.

fark the wolf pups.

Got it.

Thanks.

Named my first dog Bear, but they threw me out of the campground.

So then I had a dog named Shark, but they made me leave the beach.

Nowadays, I just stay home and holler out my back door for my current dog, Meh-theer, but every time I do, I get weirdos knocking at the front door.

I'm kind of afraid to get a cat.

Your cat gets you find, too.  He just thinks you're an idiot.

Dogs have spent, what, 40,000 years evolving to get along with us, figure out what we want, and learn to manipulate us. Hell, they've even evolved a special muscle - the levator anguli oculi medialis muscle (LAOM)  - which has no use except to make cute puppy dog eyes the better to get us to adore and take care of them.

article: 'snuggle wolf pups all you want, they still won't get you'

But I bet their mom will when she catches you...  so make sure you have a slower runner with you whilst you're snuggling those wolf pups.

Cafe Threads: Named my first dog Bear, but they threw me out of the campground.

So then I had a dog named Shark, but they made me leave the beach.

Nowadays, I just stay home and holler out my back door for my current dog, Meh-theer, but every time I do, I get weirdos knocking at the front door.

I'm kind of afraid to get a cat.

/ but, seriously, I larfed!  :)

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