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    The reasons behind the domestication of animals and plants by humans are numerous and the dates of the original domestication event for each species are highly differentiated. In understanding the jump to domestication, which likely began at the end of the Pleistocene era roughly 12,000 years ago, it is important to look at the changes in human lifestyle during that time. This time period was marked by an unpredictable climate (Diamond, 2002). The changes in the environment meant that the growth

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    Domestication and the Apple Throughout my life, I have noticed an overwhelming need from the people around me to control the things around them. This can be as common as time management to a much more manipulative way of controlling the people they happen to be close to. One of the mass-spread ways of restricting and “house-training” nature is concept of domestication. Domestication, by definition, is the the process of adapting wild plants and animals for human use. Two of the first domesticated

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    Animal domestication has influenced history and has had a positive impact on people of the past. Domestication can be understood as the process in which animal species have come into contact with people and has greatly changed how the animals live. Animal domestication didn’t just happen overnight; it was a complex progression that took many years. Domestication caused social, political, cultural and economic changes (Mammals and humans: Domestication and Commensals). The dog (Canis lupus f. familiaris)

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    Domestication

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    not survive to reproduce these characteristics. Thus, over time, early farmers unknowingly altered the genetic make-up of the life forms they most relied on. According to Prof. Jared Diamond, must meet six criteria, in order to be considered for domestication: 1. Flexible diet (not too cumbersome or expensive)2. Grow up reasonably fast (see growth rate) 3. Be able to breed in captivity 4. Pleasant disposition 5. Unlikely to panic and 6. Modifiable social hierarchy (recognize a human as its leader).

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    Peter Singer seem to ignore a fundamental defining characteristic of animals, namely their level of domestication. These two essays’ assumptions and exclusions inspired me to think more about domestication. Partially through the process of brainstorming and outlining my arguments, I read “Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair” by J. Baird Callicott, which at the very least dealt with domestication, but I found that his version of the land ethic dealt with wild animals better than with domesticated

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    Guns Germs Steel

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    two main arguments that will become crucial to his thesis later on in the book. First, he goes in depth about mass extermination and further extinction of large mammals that occurred in New Guinea and Australia which were important for food and domestication, and secondly he argues that all the first civilized peoples in the world each had the ability to out develop one another, but were hindered or helped by their environment. Diamond continues to provide evidence for his thesis that environmental

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    Life goes and time goes along with our life were many changes carried. Many changes occur since the ever begging that nobody knows when is that happened and how exactly, but we having some clue about it. Humans, homosapiens were known as non-educated people but they left a big message for us what is very helpful nowadays. Now we can know approximately what was the life thousands year ago. How they would live, what would they do on the daily basis, who would the pray to? All his factors were changing

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    someone’s lap, when in actuality these sweet creatures are not genetically far off from wild voracious hunters. According to Bradshaw (2013), over 10,000 years ago, humans began farming and building granaries to store grain, which triggered the self-domestication of the house mouse (granaries provided excellent shelter and food source). Feral cats naturally adapted to living close by human communities attracted to the increasing mouse population in the granaries. The cat’s wild behavior of hunting became

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    hunter gatherers to being herdsmen and presently being farmers, which is a major turning point in history. The change to herding in humans meant that they had to domesticate. Domestication is the taming of an organism to convert it to domestic use. Domestication however differs from taming in a sense that with domestication, both the behaviour and the physical characteristics of an organism can change. Domesticated organisms live in close contact with humans, mainly

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    The Origin of Food Production

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    foraging and hunting, which were conducted without any significant recourse to the domestication of either food source (Fagan 2007: 129). Food production is presumed to have emerged approximately 12,000 years ago as a system of “deliberate cultivation of cereal grasses, edible root plants, and animal domestication” (Fagan 2007: 126). The pronounced change from hunting and gathering to agriculture and domestication can be simplistically designated the Agricultural or Neolithic Revolution (Pringle

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