Good Day piscilatovegetarian - I am not rejecting the idea of "innate ideas" I am just challenging the concept. I concur with taxes and reflexes being innate, and that evolutionary adaptation affecting genes which changes a species physiology (which includes the nervous system).
I challenge the concept of the following behaviors being instinctive and provide why I think they are learned:
migration - could be yearlings just following previous generations of their species
nest building - by observing previous generations building nests
imprinting - has been claimed by Lorenz as instinctive behavior which based on definition cannot be modified; however, imprinting has been shown to decrease with time.
I believe our conversation has digress away from the OP's question and I will either piggyback onto either an existing applicable thread or start a new topic on Instinctive Behavior
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