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Innate

1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence.

2. (Science: psychology) Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive. There is an innate light in every man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the common notions of good and evil. (South) Men would not be guilty if they did not carry in their mind common notions of morality,innate and written in divine letters. (Fleming (Origen)) If i could only show,as i hope i shall . . . How men, barely by the use of their natural faculties, may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty without any such original notions or principles. (Locke)

3. (Science: botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther.

(Science: psychology) innate ideas, ideas, as of god, immortality, right and wrong, supposed by some to be inherent in the mind, as a priori principles of knowledge.

Origin: L. Innatus; pref. In- in _ natus born, p.p. Of nasci to be born. See native. Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development.


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Re: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

... where the response of one is the stimulus for the next and so on until the last response is reached. Could this be a viable model for instinctive (innate) behavior?

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by Gannet
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 pm
 
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Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
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Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

... on this subject as I stated before is that I do not reject it, that 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 ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:22 pm
 
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... like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion of the "innate ideas" (built-in ideas, ideas we're born with) and saying that "there is nothing in the mind that has not previously gone through the ...

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion of the "innate ideas" (built-in ideas, ideas we're born with) and saying that "there is nothing in the mind that has not previously gone through the ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... the presence of a potential predator. The ability to recognize predator cues is essential for the initiation of antipredator behavior. This can be innate, for example, animals can identify predators as a threat even if they have never encountered them before , or learned only after exposure to ...

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by Gannet
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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