sábado, 16 de mayo de 2009

Canine emotions raise theological questions

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Who's a good dog?
By Electa Draper
The Denver Post

K.C. the Great Dane pants in the shade at a Denver dog park, seemingly happy to be out playing. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

For centuries, humans have imagined they are the only animals with morals.

But humans are not alone in the moral arena, a new breed of behavior experts say.

Look underfoot.

Natural historian Jake Page says scientists are finally acknowledging what pet owners have told their canines all along: "Good dog."

Dogs are full of natural goodness and have rich emotional lives, says groundbreaking animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of the University of Colorado.

A dog's code of ethics is on display daily in parks, backyards and family rooms.

"We're not trying to elevate animals," Bekoff said. "We're not trying to reduce humans. We're not saying we're better or worse or the same. We're saying we're not alone in having a nuanced moral system."....

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