From: J. R. Molloy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 11:13:20 MST
> An instinct is the tendency to behave in a particular manner under
1 : a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity <had an instinct for
the right word>
2 a : a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a
complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving
reason b : behavior that is mediated by reactions below the self-aware level
> It is, for now, a figment of imagination. But an intelligence without
> instincts is impossible.
Poppycock! Intelligence and instinct are discrete phenomena.
Intelligence is the ability to solve problems and correctly answer questions.
Instinct is reaction devoid of reason.
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We move into a better future in proportion as the scientific method
accurately identifies incorrect thinking.
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