Fw: Fw: sex and the single meme

From: Philip Jonkers (philipjonkers@prodigy.net)
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    > Wade:
    > > >Of course, much of human development is considered to be things we've
    > > >to do because we _don't_ rely upon instinct....
    > Joe:
    > > Or because our instinct is generic, rather than specific, like our
    > ability to master one or more languages in general, without there being a
    > specific one that our instinct entails that we be imprinted with.
    > That property smells after intelligence rather than instinct I'd say.
    > I consider instinct to be synonymous to animal-like or preprogrammed
    > behavior, such as termites making mounds, spiders making webs, etc.
    > Humans distinct themselves from animals by having intelligence and
    > consciousness. These faculties gave humans the edge to dominate the world.
    > The species endowed with both faculties were rendered so powerful that
    > nature left only one niche for it to occupy. Rivalling species, such as
    > neanderthal, were driven
    > into extinction as a consequence.
    > The owner of intelligence is put into a position to reason
    > why things are the way they are. In between intelligence and instinct lies
    > intuition.
    > A vague underdeveloped form of intelligence leading to incomplete and
    > immature
    > consciousness. When you only have a hunch, a clue, or a feeling that
    > something may be the way it smells you, by definition, are unable to
    > the reason why. As such it is inferior to intelligence which do put you on
    > stirdier soil.
    > As such, the slogan `female intuition', one which some women are proud to
    > propagandize, triggers a mere laughing response in me...
    > Philip.
    > ps. No offense to the females on the list of course as I do hold them
    > in high esteem...

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