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Originally posted by jimmiec
Sorry, it is too valuable an instinct to ever give up.
Given that our brain is capable of more than any animals brain, i just don't see how that could be.
Lets see if you want to accept the answers given
While i am not 100% sure what to believe, i do have one question that has never been answered to my satisfaction.
We are all different.
We all know animals have instincts that humans do not possess.
No they don’t. They die if caught out by the wave just like we do
Like if a Tsunami is coming animals will head to high ground.
They do if they ignore the signs or if they have no high ground to run to. No aniaml knows the cause of the wave. Humans not only understand the causes but can build models to prove it.
Humans will just stand there dumbfounded as to the cause until the wave is in sight.
Some people claim to have the same 'sense'
Animals sense earthquakes, etc, before they happen.
What like the feeling you are being watched or thinking about someone just before they call you. A chick instinctively calls for food, a human baby instinctively suckles.
Humans still have their base instincts but do not have, nor it appears ever did have the instincts inherent in animals.
If we evolved from animals, why do we not possess those same abilities?
Until you can show these instincts in animals exist and do not exist in humans then your question is mute
I am not talking about enhanced sense of smell. etc. Is this instinct that animals possess essentially the enlightenment man seeks?
It would be if it prevented them being hunted or stopped them walking out in front of cars. Why does instinct not prevent hedge hogs being flattened on the road? His instinct is to roll into a spiky ball when threatened.
It is an extremely valuable instinct that animals possess.
I just gave you an example. Our intelligence means we devise different tactics to deal with different environments. We do not roll up into a tight ball like the hedgehog for every threat.
I can see no scenario that would cause man to lose such a valuable instinct, if man ever possessed it to start with.
The questions you ask are not sticking points involving evolution.
This is a sticking point in the theory of evolution in my mind. Anybody have an answer that makes sense?
Sincere answers given
This is not an attack on the Theory of Evolution. It is a sincere question that i would like to get a sincere answer to.