It’s still Saturday night here, okay? This stuff reads like a comedy routine:
Scientists use genomics to discover an ancient dog species that may teach us about human vocalization (National Institutes of Health). Here’s the tidbit of empirical observation: “the New Guinea singing dog, thought to be extinct for 50 years, still thrives.” OK, that’s interesting. But here’s the conclusion:
“The researchers also aim to study New Guinea singing dogs in greater detail to learn more about the genomics underlying vocalization (a field that, to date, heavily relies on birdsong data). Since humans are biologically closer to dogs than birds, researchers hope to study New Guinea singing dogs to gain a more accurate insight into how vocalization and its deficits occur, and the genomic underpinnings that could lead to future treatments for human patients.”
Actually, we got it from cats. Or whales. Maybe it was grizzly bear, because people growl, too. And we got our silence from the naked mole rat.“Darwin Groaners” at Creation-Evolution Headlines
But it is genuine Darwinism. Lots more at CEH.