You have heard of Pavlov's Dogs, the experiment in behavioural science that set out to prove by conditioning dogs to respond to certain stimuli that humans could be controlled in the same way. Well why do you think Pavlov chose dogs for his experiment?
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They may feed and shelter me,
groom and pet and pamper me,
make my bed on satin pillows,
adorn my neck with pretty bows,
but still I shall not fetch thrown sticks
nor perform amusing tricks
and beg for treats from master's hand;
nor march to King or Priest's command.
I will not work 'til I am old
to earn myself a scrap of gold.
Though human minds are cheaply bought,
a cat may learn but not be taught.
but go the way of my own choosing
and thus gain more than I risk losing.
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