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> > >Of course, much of human development is considered to be things we've
> > >to do because we _don't_ rely upon instinct....
> > 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
> A vague underdeveloped form of intelligence leading to incomplete and
> 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...
> ps. No offense to the females on the list of course as I do hold them
> in high esteem...
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