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Re: HEADLINES for the scientifically literate
>"Domesticated pigs date back 23 million years to the Miocene epoch in
>At that time, there were three major varieties of domestic swine on the
planet: the Asiatic, the >Neapolitan, and the Celtic. As soon as nomadic
tribes began to make contact, pigs cross-bred with >one another and with
wild boars, to create thousands of hog breeds."
This is an interesting new concept. We have all heard of preadaptation, but
here we apparently have a clear case of predomestication.