Monday 28 January 2008 if led by an invisible paw

We libertarians don't have much faith in central planning. Hayek brilliantly explained how the natural workings of a free society - a spontaneous order - far outperform any top-down plan.

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.

Researchers have found that cross-bred dogs have better spatial awareness and problem-solving skills than their pure-bred counterparts.

Planning can work in a few limited cases, but you just can't beat that spontaneous order:
"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.

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David Farrer said...

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Lothrop Stoddard
This 'cross-breed as superior' theory is so true. Just look at the widely miscegenated populations of Latin American countries. These states lead the world (in trying to escape the societies they created and move to White-run USA).

Higham, you are doubtless an Aryan, probably Nordic.
1 February 2008, 01:03:35 GMT – Like – Reply

I'm a cross-breed. Part English, Irish and Australian but alas, not a Jocko.
31 January 2008, 06:02:38 GMT