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  1. This is an old hypothesis that was ignored. Looks like a big mistake to me. One argument used to discredit it was that humanity ( and the various cultures of its make up) have no nervous system. Well what is internet? Have we developed one? If we view Identity as a space, the environment for all it contains, it ties in many disciplines of science and still works. It may take away the sense of importance some hold. Its not an attractive idea for most. It gives new importance as individuals for the value and meaning of response ability to your own reality, and its role in evolution. And the role of 'Faith' in conditions and their imposition to halt it. By denying that ability to respond in other manner. Response is 'fixed' and non adaptive to changing conditions.
  2. The 'identity' of the organisation and that direction to remove dogs is is 'fixed' by measuring the value of the organisation against what lies outside it. Refusing recognition of what lies outside, As an organism, It will try its best not to respond to it. When forced, any response is generally going to be defensive or offensive. The process by which dogs will be removed varies according to the culture its operating on, but the instruction to do remains. Such an identity seeks growth by enforcing its own conditions on its environment, rather than accepting and working in diverse conditions and gaining acceptance or favour by demonstration of its value. It imposes its own conditions on its environment. Its demonstrated by any cultural group that perceives value in its environment based on its own condition. And by extension, its position there. The effects on the environment should not be under estimated because they are huge, but insidious over time. They are effective. Based on the truths or reality of real conditions and the perspectives of those. They demand acceptance of their conditions from the environment, instead of recognition of value to it. Equates recognition as a valued/viable part of some thing, With acceptance of conditions - that in a healthy environment only occurs with value demonstrated, where demonstrated. Other conditions/identities/environments are discredited to achieve acceptance and imposition of its own. The instruction of measuring an identities value by its condition in opposition to what lies out side its 'self' is a destructive mistake. One that is being repeated and often encouraged by the various cultures at work in Humanity. It just may be, We need Dogs to remind us of how things work by their nature.
  3. After looking into if and how this works using the K.Cs as the study, I'm very sure the opposite is true, that the K.Cs have, over time, shaped the expectations and values of their environment in a process that gains momentum. Conditions increasingly come to support the end result of taking Dogs out of their environment. Designer dogs, conditions of dogs rather than dogs for a real purpose an obvious example. A process of making the environment over to reflect their own values. Removing and suppressing others. Reaction to whats 'out there' - The K.Cs themselves may bring in new rules or protocols in response to environmental pressure for change. Its almost invariably to impose further limitations on membership or environment. There are a few recent exceptions. How effectively the membership will make use of those changes, or censure those who try, is yet to be seen. And for how long. The instruction given by the organisation is still to refuse recognition of those. Just as the origin of breed club has just done with the Dalmation. The 'favour' to be found in the K.C environment still belongs to those who follow that instruction. And they block and censure any who try an opposing direction.
  4. With greater affluence and development those land race dogs will dwindle, intermix or be absorbed into the Pedigree system as well. Australias Dingo is as much as 90% diluted, Pure breed Dingo being very rare. And those are dogs that are not often hanging around us humans. The K.Cs are tasked with their preservation as a pure breed in captivity. The elimination of Domestic Dogs may matter least from an eccological view, compared with other wild species, but I think Humanity would be affected badly by their loss in ways that are vastly underestimated to our social and cultural development. That the effects on our societies are notable now, If you go back to to historical writings and quotes. The social benefits alone have been historically enormous. I think they have also been essential to keeping our increasingly urban and cosmopolitan cultures more grounded in the realities of the natural world. On a more personal level, Dogs are a valued part of my life. Not only for the companionship but the making my work load vastly lighter, and much safer. My children and grand children have grown up with expectation that is a dependable and reliable resource that allows them much greater confidence in their own purpose. But as the person responsible for procuring that, I see we are nearly at the end of the line as far as that usefulness goes. Too much has been lost, and most people have no idea of what has already been lost. Its been a gradual loss that only older dog enthusiasts note, but certainly do. In a nut shell, its responsibility. From Dogs and humans. Its hard to find dogs any more that are responding to the demands of their environments and not just reacting to stimulus in predictable ways according to fixed traits. Less and less effectively for any real world purpose as those traits become ever more fixed. Trainers and educators today are being taught to rely on those predictable responses and reject as poor breeding dogs that deviate for training purposes. Most notable in security dogs, least in service dogs. Last time I had to search, It took me 7 years to find a single bitch that lived up to what I had learned to expect. Another 4 to find a male even close. Not pedigree. I had always known Pedigrees were going to be limited because of the inbreeding. As long as I could get the dogs that fit my purpose though, I thought it was for pedigree people to deal with. I bred my dogs, because I couldn't afford another 7 or 10 year search to find what I needed. I advertised pups based on the purpose for their breeding and traits of the parents for responsibility to job and environment. I found the demand to be incredible- but also the back lash from Pedigree breeders. So what is happening in the K.Cs does affect me and all enthusiasts of Domestic Dogs who would like to see their purpose in our communities validated. Service dog trainers and breeders ( like guide dogs) are among the few who will admit to the traits of responsibility to purpose, though herding and most guardian breeds have traditionally demonstrated that in spades. Regardless of all that, I think what is happening with Domestic Dogs as a result of the K.Cs refusal to recognise the species as a whole, should be of immense interest to evolutionary biologists and science in general because of the implications for cultural evolution in general . Looking at this problem from a cultural perspective using the organisation as organism hypothesis I've found it not only works but ties in social science and biology very effectively as well as many other disciplines. Not with any "New" science, just a different perspective on what is known. I think the relevance of this to politics today and the increasing polarisation of cultures is immense. Unless some one can show me where I am wrong, this shows that the politics of identity are much worse than counter productive to human culture and diversity. They can only divide, reduce and discredit. In the past, Identity politics has been effective to gain recognition for minorities. Today its used mostly to deny or refuse recognition of cultures seen to be in opposition. There is a huge difference. That denies responsibility for the environment we have and our role in shaping it. Simply opposing it is not the same, that reduces the environment and its diversity. The Kennel Clubs are a near perfect demonstration of the organisation as organism hypothesis and Identity as the environment/space for all it contains. If Humanity is the identity we claim then humane conditions are what we are responsible for. No other.
  5. The content in the space of an identity is defined by common purpose or direction. An identity is the environment for all it contains. To then define that purpose by the conditions. Its recognised to contain. At a given point in time. Must limit that space ( or identity ) to that condition. Unable to respond to the demands of its environment, Meet them, or take response ability for its condition. To recognise a single space or environment based on conditions judged valid to it by 'faith', not reality, can only set up a process of elimination, and the equal and opposite reactions of opposing forces in that space.
  6. Thank you John, Yes. You are right there. The purpose of Pedigree dogs is to verify the standards as recognised, in the show ring. Thats the only environment recognised to govern selection of Domestic dogs, by the bodies that have most influenced direction and expectation of the species since their inception over 150 years ago. Pedigrees and Domestic Dogs are a single species. A Pedigree bestowed after birth can't change that. Pedigree Breeders, under a statement that Dogs not bred to those protocols is not recognised, may be individuals who all bring their own values and interpretation of those standards to their purpose, But the K.Cs are the governing body they have signed up to support and acts as an identity in its own right with a direction that over time, over-rides those where they are in conflict with the messages guiding its own. There is an expectation of support for that environment which is enforced. The only values recognised in that environment are to the 'standard' conditions and limitations of its 'self'. Its own space. Any other purpose and values brought to that environment are discredited. The value of that space is seen to be in its limitation, rather than what is brought to it. The expectation is that entities conditions provide any value to be had. Independent of its environment. The product is a reflection of that expectation. But this expectation doesn't just affect pedigree dogs. It affects Domestic dogs. They are inseparable. They rely on support from the same environment. The expectations of the same environment guide any direction the species will take. The statement that what lies outside the K.Cs own space and conditions is not recognised, includes that space in its direction. Its just been directed in how to respond to it. The K.Cs will discredit it. What lies beyond its 'self', is its environment. There is no value in Domestic Dogs or their breeders, only in the conditions and limitations we put on their diverse environments. Response ability to environment is lost because its not about response, or value brought to the space or environment, and letting that form our expectations. its about upholding conditions. If an entity that does not recognise its environment is said to loose responsibility to that , or attack it, what better example than discrediting Back Yard Breeders? Regardless of any value brought to the species worth emulating by individuals, We have been taught to expect that the conditions of that environment are not to be trusted. Or its produce. Regardless of any value demonstrated. The value and any response taken to that environment are suppressed. We're taught to mistrust that environment based on its condition, rather than living up to the potential of value demonstrated. Environmental expectation is denied because its value is discredited. What is the origin of Domestic Dogs? Humanity is the environment selecting based on what is demonstrated to work most effectively for an individuals purpose, in their own backyard. Or environment. When the value is put into the conditions and limitations, or 'standards' of a space and not the values brought to it and demonstrated by it, its conditions can only be affected by what it can eliminate. Nothing can be brought that isn't already there. Like the story of the pentagram that draws a demons inside it , redrawn on its navel. The K.Cs and their Pedigrees will shrink till theres nothing left of any value but the paper they are printed on, but they will take Domestic Dogs with them if purpose and value demonstrated are not recognised because their fates are tied together by decree of the K.Cs. With out that statement of non recognition, The K.Cs are one of the diverse aspects of the environment of Domestic Dogs that can be chosen or not, depending on if an individuals purpose finds favour there, or not. It still influences the species as a whole, but only in so far as the value it contributes TO the whole. Change to that environment and its conditions is then possible. Because K.C conditions are then recognised as some thing put in place to support the purpose of Domestic Dogs and their breeders.. Instead of Breeders and Domestic Dogs supporting conditions. Its the cart before the horse.
  7. The problems come down to recognition of environment. Breeding for 'standards' rather than purpose. Purpose gives direction. Organic response is to over come conditions and limitation to achieve that. What are "standards" if not conditions and limitations? An ideology that sees 'set' condition and limitation as the end goal can't do anything other than oversee a species unfit for its environment, and refuse or discredit an ability to respond other wise. It 'recognises' conditions and limitations. Not response ability, not possibility.
  8. Mind exercise in Evolution

    Maybe. Response ability seems a better fit for tying in different aspects of evolution, cultural for example.
  9. Some humans grow a third set of teeth, according to a dentist who noticed same in my adult son. He commented that he had seen that a few times and speculated that it was an evolving trait due to our lengthening life spans.
  10. Mind exercise in Evolution

    "Survival of the fittest'" is a term that is inadequate and I think misleading. I would say evolution is more Response-Ability. The ability to respond to conditions in ways that make those more favourable to the identified subject. Genetic diversity giving a greater chance the response that does that can be demonstrated and utilised.
  11. As far as humanity goes as an Identity, fascism would be like an over active immune system where the body of humanity attacks its self. Does not recognise its own diversity and reduces its genome, or environment. And its ability to respond to changing conditions. If Identity is a space, then its measure should be direction ( purpose?) Not condition or position which if 'fixed' as fascism seems to attempt, limit direction. Organic conditions are created as a response to aid direction, they don't give it. Fascism puts faith in a singular condition that opposes any other direction. An Identity whos condition is complete.
  12. Earth's Greatest Environmental Issues

    Desertification as well as but distinct from deforestation. Recently watched an excellent Ted X talk on the subject that turned a lot of current thinking on its head, using examples of migratory herds effect in sustaining grasslands as opposed to reducing stock loads.
  13. Only if faith is allowed to become positional perspective. it blocks direction. Faith in scientific methodology means you support those conditions. Their conditions are what ever is supported by adherents to science at a given time.They exist because of they are supported, and evolve according to what is supported. Hopefully, We support whats demonstrated to bring value to science. What can increase its scope, or area. To define 'The scientific method' though, would be to limit what can be brought to it by an arbitrary measure of its scope. Give it a positional or conditional perspective. Its not faith itself that limits evolution. Its a conditional or positional perspective of what that faith allows. What those conditions must be, to be right, valid or correct. To define those conditions in time and space Not based on value contributed or potential, but on meeting conditions as they are recognised to exist now. At a single point in time and space. Supporting conditions that benefit yourself your cause or purpose is natural. Common faith does give cohesion. But how can you evolve beyond your current definition once its conditional? I don't see a problem with supporting conditions that are seen as favourable or beneficial. Or promoting benefits and potentials of a condition. Be it scientific methodology, Religion, gender or Nationality. But it seems to me that defining those conditions by means other than benefits and potential can only limit those. Nationalism can give common direction and cohesion. It can be positive if its focus is the potential and benefits, of and to its environment to those who would lend it support. It can only be what it will through support. The values brought to its condition Its harmful when its defined by its conditions and limitations and not the values brought to overcome them.
  14. It seems to me that faith is a cultural trait. It doesn't favour evolution. It limits evolution. Religion a singled out more obvious manifestation of faith. It binds cultures, setting a singular perspective. Causes a cultural perspective to become a fixed and limiting identifier. Of what belongs. Individual ability of response is limited to what re-enforces the perspective of the whole. Response conflicting with that perspective is not favoured in that cultural environment. A culture is a condition of its environment. Faith defines and limits its space. Limits the range of conditions that will be accepted by it, and that it can/will respond to. Faith limits diversity of the the cultural condition, and the area or space that can be integrated by its condition.
  15. Happy to have this moved to speculation if it might bring more discussion or comment. I thought this was be the place to find if this is supported, or evidence to show why it is not.