They didn’t “evolve” on their own. It’s a matter of human Ben Shapiro Facts don’t care about your feelings shirt. We breed, nurture, and care for the dogs that appeal to us, therefore, the characteristics that we find appealing are encouraged and retained. Period. Nothing mysterious in that at all and it has nothing whatsoever to do with the dog’s intent.
A Wolf could look at your hamburger with just as much desire to eat it as your Ben Shapiro Facts don’t care about your feelings shirt has, but we’ve bred the expressive eyebrows into dogs– it makes then seem more human– so we are to blame entirely if we feel manipulated by their expressive faces. The Wolf doesn’t have eyebrows, so, while it may have exactly the same feelings, to us it looks wild and alien and scary rather than having nearly human expressions.
Nick, if you read the article the researchers in question effectively outline the human involvement in this ‘evolution’ themselves. They [the researchers] explain the phenomenon as being linked with humans. The scientists aren’t wrong, and Karen isn’t saying that they are.