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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. ;-)

Caat
(Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)
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