The Reality Check #53: Pet Domestication + Joe Nickell Interview + Monkey Descent Myth

Adam explains how pets like cats and dogs got domesticated and look soooo cute, we interview skeptical investigator Joe Nickell at TAM7, and Darren busts the myth that humans descended from monkeys.

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Show Notes
Pet Domestication
Cat Domestication

Cats and the Black Plague

Science of Cats on National Geographic Explorer

Dog Domestication

New York Times article about Silver Fox domestication experiment

Tame Fox Video

Another tame Fox video

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Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell’s Website (featuing his famoous wooden nickel and office)

Monkey Evolution Myth
Myth n Truth Blog

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