And now, unsurprisingly, Hayek's insights are confirmed in the animal world:
THEY say good breeding counts for a lot in this dog-eat-dog world. But when it comes to intellect, it seems that a cross-breed can outsmart a pedigree dog most of the time.Planning can work in a few limited cases, but you just can't beat that spontaneous order:
Researchers have found that cross-bred dogs have better spatial awareness and problem-solving skills than their pure-bred counterparts.
"Pure breeds are bred to be good at a particular job and are not so good if you try to get them to do something else," she said.