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Instinctive

Of or pertaining to instinct; derived from, or prompted by, instinct; of the nature of instinct; determined by natural impulse or propensity; acting or produced without reasoning, deliberation, instruction, or experience; spontaneous. Instinctive motion. . Instinctive dread. With taste instinctive give Each grace appropriate. (Mason) Have we had instinctive intimations of the death of some absent friends? (bp. Hall)

The terms instinctive belief, instinctive judgment, instinctive cognition, are expressions not ill adapted to characterise a belief, judgment, or cognition, which, as the result of no anterior consciousness, is, like the products of animal instinct, the intelligent effect of (as far as we are concerned) an unknown cause.

Synonym: natural, voluntary, spontaneous, original, innate, inherent, automatic.

Origin: cf. F. Instinctif.


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Re: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

I just had a thought that maybe instinctive behavior could be simply a series of stimulus and responses 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 ...

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by Gannet
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... Homo Sapiens natural habitat. This includes all aspects from lifestyle to nutrition to sun exposure, etc.... It started when i was getting into instinctive nutrition. I was eating a lemon thinking... Why does my body love citrus so much? Did my ancestors love citrus! Where did they live? Did ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

Good Day Everyone When searching this Forum I got three hits for Instinctive Behaviors and one them I used the term. My current position on this subject as I stated before is that I do not reject it, that I am just challenging the concept. I concur with ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
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Re:

... 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: antipredation behavior - by observing the reactions of others of its species to the present of ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Thanks piscilactovegetarian for replying. It is great to have someone to discuss this subject My thoughts about instinctive knowledge the "jury is still out". Currently, my hypothesis is that self-preservation induces fear of everything in which the experience, if they ...

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by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 14
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