Do humans have instincts or is everything a result of our environment?

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According to what scientists currently say, humans have no instincts.





For example, baby sea turtles know to move toward the water from the shore where their eggs have been laid by nature. This is an INSTINCT. Humans, however, have no such natural behavior. All supposed instincts which some people may tell you, are not actually instincts, but simply learned responses to stimulus.
Correct, most of those are reflexes; which are not the same as instincts.



Humans DO NOT have instinct! We have response and learned response. Instinct does not exist in our DNA. As for babies squeezing a finger that is a response to something being in their hand. An instinct to squeeze a finger would mean that babies would run around and find a finger to squeeze and would not ever let go, unless forced. In which case they would then move on to another finger. As for "sucking" it is a response from their stomach being empty and telling the brain it is hungry. Read a book!

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[Sex is not a learned response. How did the first humans mate without the general knowledge of others? Because it's an instinct.]

Hominids (the first humans), did have instincts, because their ancestors (primates) from which they evolved and were still closely linked DO have instincts. Hominids retained some of the instincts from their primate ancestors. However, MODERN DAY HUMANS DO NOT HAVE INSTINCTS. This is a scientifically proven fact that is irrefutable. Any other comments that humans do have instincts are simply misinformed opinion.

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 Humans have lost instincts. Early hominids may have had instincts, for they were still somewhat closely related to primates, which do have instincts. However, modern day humans DO NOT have instincts.
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Do humans have instincts?

According to what scientists currently say, humans have no instincts. . For example, baby sea turtles know to move toward the water from the shore where their eggs have been laid by nature. This is an INSTINCT. Humans, however, have no such natural behavior. All supposed instincts which some people (MORE)

Are humans born with instincts?

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Why is everything in humans so complicated?

Find several organisms that you consider to be not complicated. Think about what they have in common with each other. Think about what they do not have in common with you and other humans. That should take care of your question.

What is human environment?

Human beings interact with the environment and modify it accordingto their need. the environment containing faetures of humans

How would humanity benefit from a theory of everything?

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What is a human environment?

A human environment is a man made environment like a city. Pretty much anywhere. Humans have the luxurious ability to adapt, thrive, and live anywhere!

What are some human instincts?

Well some human instincts are to run, for example you are told not to run from a bear but when confronted by a bear you feel as if you must. Anther example is we're always competing, even when we least expect it. The will to win is an instinct that's kept our species alive. our instincts are honed t (MORE)

How does the environment affect humans and how do humans affect the environment?

The environment affects people quite a lot! - our calendar is built around the seasons in the environment - if the weather is bad one year, it could ruin a farmer's work, or mess up the production line. - People are constantly being affected by tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, floods and fires, and (MORE)

What are instincts?

a behavior that is passed from parents to offspringInstinct is the intuitive way of acting or thinking of a person oran animal. It is also defined as a typical fixed pattern ofbehavior of a person or an animal in response to stimuli.

What percentage of instinct do humans still use?

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What is human instinct?

natural instinct, how we would behave if we didnt have morals or rules of behaviour to steer us.

Are instincts preprogrammed in the human brain from conception?

Yes, instinctual behavior is preprogrammed in all living things genetically. The instinctive reaction is faster than any voluntary control you might try to exercise. Perceiving a stimulus which matches the trigger for an instinctual reaction will cause you to react in a predetermined way.

Do humans lack instincts?

Like all animals, humans also exhibit instincts . For example, humans automatically get excited when they encounter another human of the opposite sex. This is instinctive.

How do you write a human instincts thesis?

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Humans instinct avoiding danger?

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How does human economy affect the environment?

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What are instinct that humans have?

Killer instinct. It takes over when your in pain, predicting to be in pain or suffering. It also takes over when you have to defend yourself. It was most active when our ancesors were hungry and went out hunting. Nowadays,its not as common but surely is present. When a bulgar breaks into your house (MORE)

True of False As a result of hundreds of thousands of years of natural selection modern humans are now perfectly adapted to their environment?

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Is it true human behavior is never instinctive?

depends on what you define as human behavior and instinctive. some would say its instinctive to say...protect your children. This can be seen as true as its not unheard of for parents to purposely place their own lives in jeopardy to try and save the life of their children in a split second Ex. a c (MORE)

How human is affecting human environment?

humans are affecting the planet by dumping rubbish on the ground. when it rains all the rubbish goes into the drains and out to sea witch all the fish think is food and eat it

Do humans have instincts that guide their lives?

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Why do humans have the natural instinct to think about the meaning of life?

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What is human instinctive behavior with babies?

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Is the Olympics a peaceful solution to the human instinct for war?

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What is an instinctive behavior in humans?

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Do humans hear everything animals hear?

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Does instinct determine many human behaviors?

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Is everything in the environment is changing?

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What is the result of an imbalance of the environment?

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How does instincts help humans survive?

Natural instincts are what help all animals to survive. Withoutthem, we wouldn't know or feel the need to eat, reproduce, learn,evolve and improve our species.