However once we put pants on him or underwear he treats it like a diaper. I read a prior post on the archives and the suggestions were either loose pants or buy some favorite underwear but neither worked. We talk about it and he talks about pulling down his pants before he pees and not peeing or pooing on his doggies his favorite pants but he still always goes in them so maybe he's too young to put in practice what he's actually saying. I realize that he is pretty young for potty training by today's standards so maybe he is just too young to comprehend this part and we just need to give it time.
Maybe. Or they could have originated in the same place and followed divergent paths of development. Or they could have originated independently. It's pretty amazing how many religious concepts seem similar even though the tribes and clans involved in establishing them had no contact with one another at the time.