Pug Life

It ain't easy. For reals - Pugs have a host of genetic problems which does not bode well for the longevity of the look. And that's all any dog is - a look. Of a wolf. The differences - from Pug to Great Dane and everything in between - are because of us. Mostly. We have bred dogs with intent for thousands and thousands of years, selecting certain traits while trying to breed out others. And it works. This is called genetics, folks, and forms the foundation of evolution. If you believe you can breed dogs for certain traits, you believe in evolution. That many people in America don't (Evolution. Everyone knows about dog breeds.) is sad and frightening. Powerful people too - if you are going to be a Republican these days, you must disavow evolution. And global warming. And science in general. It's madness, yet we here, in thrall to these very ignoramuses. And they are working very hard to spread this ignorance.

That's why a Pug can never rest. There's a war on - are you fighting?


l.e.s.ter said...

Interestingly enough, I was just reading about the decline in conservative trust in science... graphic on the page nicely encapsulates the problem.

Redshirt said...

I know. I'm topical!