Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Dog Kills Man

"Vivienne Parry, a former presenter of Tomorrow's World, suggested a cancer that starts in foxes but can be transmitted to humans. Dogs, she suggested, would cease to be man's best friend and instead become man's worst enemy because the cancer would be transmitted through them. Foxes would bite the dogs, transmitting the cancer to them, and they would bite their human owners. She said that were all dogs to be destroyed as soon as people realised they were passing on an untreatable cancer the end of the world for humans could be postponed. But she suspects man's love of his canine companions would seal his fate because putting down every dog would be too much to ask."

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May I point to rabies and how it was both a terrible scourge and still did not prevent people from keeping dogs as pets. And yet, somehow here we are, happily not hydrophobic and dead.

hershmire (#233,671)

Actual web page header for Tomorrow's World: "Tomorrow's World makes plain the Bible's answers to the most important questions: Why were you born? What happens after death? What does the future hold?"

Also, you can't "catch" cancer, or else our entire species would have been extinguished somewhere in the mid-60s.

deepomega (#1,720)

@hershmire Depends on the cancer. The Tasmanian Devil has basically been wiped out by a cancer that's transmissable through bites.

scrooge (#2,697)

@hershmire I think they mean the long-running BBC TV program, Tomorrow's World, which (as least back when I used to watch it) is a science/technology show, mostly featuring neat new products (and the Farnborough Air Show).

deepomega (#1,720)

Maybe some people wouldn't want to kill their dogs, but when the cops show up with a warrant for your animal…

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

If dogs all die off, I am sure we will just take to keeping apes as our personal companions. What could possibly go wrong?

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misiekpl (#242,183)

I think they mean the long-running BBC TV program, Tomorrow's World, which (as least back when I used to watch it) is a science/technology show, liquidy mostly featuring neat new products (and the Farnborough Air Show).

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