[EVA] 2APT Part-2: Rather OT
e.barone at flashnet.it
Wed Apr 5 12:42:43 EDT 2000
> I'm not certain that that is not instinctive (if anything is).
> It certainly is not the only reaction to adrenaline but it certainly was my
> own reaction when I nearly drowned.
It _is_ instinctual, but since we do not rely only onto instinct...
> That could be will overcoming instinct.
> How much have people looked for it? I have seen or heard of pretty simple
> animals showing decisions or learned behavior, and it has been argued that
> sentience even in humans is illusuary (not my own view). I'm not saying that
> the fly is definately sentient, but I most certainly would not rule it out.
It all works on degrees, doesn't it? Names such as sentience and instinct are
borderlines we draw for our personal ease, simplifications of more complex
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