Could such a different neurology really evolve purely by natural selection acting on random mutations?
The latest fad in the “Talk to the animals” arena appears to be a classic in confirmation bias.
However, Neanderthals are not thought, based on current evidence, to have had much interest in dogs.
The “science of purpose” is new to the analytic framework, and is thus obliged to make the case for its claim to validity.
A French historian studies the relationship between ancient stories told about dogs and information from genetics and archaeology.