♦️ Robert Blinov In contrast to animals, people are born without instincts or knowledge. Nobody should ever be called dumb for not knowing something.
☝ Jean-David Moisan Where did you learn that humans don't have instincts?
🏒 Lucian Marin We can't swim from instinct, we have to learn. Tabula rasa is the name of the theory.
☝ Jean-David Moisan Is that something you believe in? There's already a lot of evidence against that theory.
🏒 Lucian Marin Until we become a galactic empire and human cloning is the norm. :) Brain is developed to support life at birth and starts learning earlier. I doubt any form of knowledge is passed from generations to generations. I wish we had an Einstein among us today. It's also a good thing, evil people start with nothing.
☕ David Antoine Knowledge can't be passed in itself but I remember reading that there is an evolution pressure to select individuals with better abilities to learn a specific type of knowledge if it as an advantage for survival. So depending on your specie, you will be more prone to easily learn a specific knowledge or skill. I think it also ties to some specific cases of horizontal gene transfer, but I'm really not sure. It is a far remote in time read of a Stephen Jay Gould book...
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