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Quantafyre
A problem with your logic.
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:55pm
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There are many examples of learned behaviors being transmitted from generation to generation. Here is just one example:

Lions are NOT born to be effective hunters. Lions raised by humans and not taught to hunt frequently starve because they do not have a clue as to how it is done.

Lion cubs are taught how to hunt as cubs by the females of the pride. Without that education, they do not become effective hunters.

***If this is the case, Who taught the 'primal' lion to hunt? Your example begs an infinite regress question. There is a logical problem with your example...***

Human societies are thousands of times as complex as lion societies and human traditions of knowledge are thousands of times as complex as lion traditions. The effects of transmitted knowledge upon behavior are unfathomable.

***Yes, human culture IS very complex (especially compared to other mammals), but some behaviors, especially those on which the continuation of the species depends, are so primal that they must be genetically encoded, otherwise our species would not have survived. The idea of 'learned' behaviors being transmitted (especially something as important as sexual reproduction) suffers from the same infinite regress as your lion example.***

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