Instincts: science or slang

Question asked on Quora today:  What does it mean to have good instincts?

Gus’s reply: “Good instincts” is a colloquial (informal) expression, not a scientific one. So if you are seeking a scientific, practical understanding of what enables a person to display good instincts—you won’t find one. Ethologists and Evolutionary Psychologists are still trying to come to grips with this question.

(But have a look around this blog and you may begin to gain some understanding of what’s involved.)

If you simply want to know what people are meaning when they use the term, this definition is as good as any other: Instinct definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:09 pm by Gus Griffin · Permalink
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