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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
Thematrix, most scientists believe that those animal behaviors you mention are the result of instinct, a powerful preconscious urge to perform a specific behavior.
All suppositions about animal cognitions are speculative, unless you're a mindreader.
Originally posted by mpeake
what about blind and deaf people who were born that way from birth? They have never seen an image or heard a spoke word. What form of thinking do they then posses? Even if they learn things from shape and smell, how do they associate a word or an image to that in their thought process?