The Confident Fool

   “To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of ignorance.” — A. Bronson Alcott I saw this TMZ video (56 s) posted on the BCM Facebook page; in it Cesar Millan says  “dogs don’t think.” Naturally he is wrong – as he usually is – but I was struck by how confident he…

Kevin, you keep using that word.

Science deniers can massage nonsense all they want but in the end there is no escaping they’re holding a turd; case in point Kevin Behan’s reply to Dr. Abrantes’ most recent post on muzzle grabbing, itself based on a 2012 post. Behan begins with the false claim that Abrantes “has projected a complex human psychology about social…

New Journal: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology

  There is a new peer-review, open access journal focusing on all things related to canine genetics and epidemiology.  Over this blog’s history I’ve had to mine everything from Journal of Nucleic Acid research to the Journal of Biophysical Chemistry, not publications one thinks of when the subject of behavior or health pop to mind. I think it’s…