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A plausible hypothesis is that such animals don't reproduce very well at home because they are adapted to different conditions. Have you heard of "ecological specialization"? Also, adaptation relies on the level of polymorphism in a species. Of course the reasons can differ between different animals. I really don't see how this should be a problem to the ToE. ???
All species are adapted to different conditions than living close with a man. You suppose that dog's ancestors somehow lived in conditions similar to that of humans. In the same conditions obviously lived ancestors of sheeps and postal pigeons. All the other species lived in different conditions. One would say that ancestors of humans, dogs, sheeps and pigeons lived once in the same forest or what. All the other species lived somewehere on ice-bergs. And that's why other species cannot be domesticated.
I would say that problem of domestication is little bit more complicated that materialistic "they come from different conditions" and "ecological specialisation".
Obviously there are some internal factors (genetic variability independent from "conditions") that enable
some species to be domesticated and the others not.
Regarding mushroom. Yeah, there's one article, that failed to link coloration to toxicity. Clearly that means will never find why many mushrooms are colorful. It has to be prescribed evolution...
It is not one article that failed link coloration to toxicity. The fact was known long before any research has been done. Yes, it has to be some non-darwinian force behind coloration of mushrooms.
You think you're raising some issue? Well you clearly not. You're merely pointing to something that has not been deeply studied and you fail to provide your own hypothesis. You're boring.
I see. If you cannot explain a phenomenon using standard darwinian explanations the problem was not deeply studied. I am afraid that if problem was studied more deeply the outcome would be the same. Maybe that's the reason why it is not studied, because it fails to support ToE.
Give us something new, some positive evidence for your PEH. Was dog "prescribed", Martin?
There is something in dog's genotype that enables them to be so close to man and what other species do not posses.
I could not answer, but should maintain my ground.-