Frans van der Walle wrote:
> Did anyone take the trouble in defining the notion 'instinct', as it is
> stated to be valid in the discussed model for the mind?
> Frans van der Walle
The dictionary defenition seems to work against Mat's theory....
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inˇstinct Pronunciation Key (nstngkt)
1.An inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species
and is often a response to specific
environmental stimuli: the spawning instinct in salmon;
altruistic instincts in social animals.
2.A powerful motivation or impulse.
3.An innate capability or aptitude: an instinct for tact and
\In*stinct"\, a. [L. instinctus, p. p. of instinguere to instigate,
incite; cf. instigare to instigate. Cf. Instigate,
Distinguish.] Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or
impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick;
as, birds instinct with life.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Specif., the natural, unreasoning, impulse by which an
animal is guided to the performance of
any action, without of improvement in the method.
The resemblance between what originally was a habit, and an instinct
becomes so close as not to be
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