Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 1
Agreed, but are these 'hunches' perhaps similar to the intuitive 'knowledge' in the animal world.

I don't think "similar," I think "exactly the same." In my view, the only difference is that because humans have the ability to reason, they have become disconnected to their intuitive abilities and, in the process, have reasoned that those abilities simply don't exist.

Does a bird contemplate where it should make its nest and make a rational decision based on some kind of reasoning, or does it follow its gut-feeling? Perhaps some kind of combination of the two? Does a bird fear the ghosts of dead birds haunting his tree at night? That seems doubtful.

No, but they certainly reason when you've just washed your car. ;-)

(Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.