By Sam Stall
A hundred canine Who Made a Difference
If you don't think that one puppy has the facility to change civilization, then you've evidently by no means heard of Peritas (p. 166), the puppy who stored Alexander the nice from being trampled by way of an elephant. Or Biche (p. 57), the Italian Greyhound who began a warfare among France and Russia. Or Urian (p. 74), the puppy who bit Pope Clement VII and finalized England's holiday with the Catholic church. Or Peps and Fips (p. 96), the canine who helped Richard Wagner compose his operas.
These are only 5 of the a hundred canine Who replaced Civilization, and this publication honors their outstanding contributions to technology, historical past, paintings, govt, faith, and extra. You'll meet a puppy who ran for president of France (p. seventy nine) and a puppy who kept a film studio (p. 115). You'll meet canine who've encouraged nice works of literature (p. ninety two) and who have been provided medals for his or her wartime carrier (p. 158). You'll even meet a puppy who turned a real-estate tycoon (p. 141). those superbly illustrated real tales are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of canine around the world.
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Extra resources for 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization: History's Most Influential Canines
Appeals to pity are attempts to pull at our heartstrings. The lawyer uses the word “orphan” because it conjures up mental images of children who are bereft of both parents due to circumstances that are beyond their control (their parents have died, have abandoned them, and so forth). His use of the word certainly stretches its ordinary connotations and the mental 30 YO U ’ V E G O T T O B E K I D D I N G ! images it evokes. Most importantly, just because we feel sorry for someone doesn’t mean that we should either believe what they say or do as they ask.
Without such positive evidence, it doesn’t matter much that no one has caught sight of an elephant hiding in a cherry tree. Given the absurdity of this claim, the burden is on the claimant to provide some positive evidence that elephants hide in cherry trees and not just point to the absence of evidence as “proof ” that they are so well hidden that no one has ever seen one there. One’s ignorance has no bearing on whether this claim is true: it is irrelevant that one is ignorant of evidence against this claim.
Unfortunately, it’s sometimes difficult to tell where exactly the burden of proof lies, and this itself can be a contentious issue. Many jokes play on the idea that the true identity of the father of a child may be unknown. In effect, they warn us about the negative consequences of not knowing who the real father is. Here’s an example: 34 YO U ’ V E G O T T O B E K I D D I N G ! A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother’s labor pain to the father.