I never said it wasn’t natural for people to mount from the left.
I was not challenging the naturalness of doing anything in context to which is more comfortable. I was challenging that this is based off of an instinct. What hand you use and what leg you lead off with are greatly influenced with which part of the brain is dominant. This is not an instinct, it’s how your body works.
Chronos, I’m not sure I understand you properly. You are saying that it is not possible for a man and a women to simply stop because they choose to discontinue? Albeit, in a practical situation there surely is some reason…way to many to list. However, humans have the ability to stop for no reason.
For lack of a better way to explain it, a ‘want’ to stop is the reason. A desire to discontinue procreating. Humans need no greater reason then merely “I do not want to”. I believe humans could stop at anytime during procreation, I’d however concede that this might not be possible as an orgasm occurs–but this is based of an effect produced by the body. I do not know enough about the biology behind an orgasm to know whether humans still have the ability for rational thought during/as it occurs. I know i’d find it difficult to say the least, and I think most others would too. But animals do not have this choice. They must have some reason to stop procreating.
Also, I admit I do not have enough knowledge to say that instincts cannot be overcome by other means then psychological effects like operant conditioning. However, I do not see how.
Sagrilarus but you would have made a rational choice to turn clockwise. Either way, as I said above, that is based off of which part of the brain is dominant.
And yes, obviously the rabbit would move on or natural selection would take over. But what does the rabbit move on to? Does it choose some other action or if it was hungry does it continue to search out food? If it were hungry, it would turn and continue seeking food. If it werent hungry then likely it would not have tried to eat the cabbage anyway. There might be some animals that eat just for the sack of eating, I’m not aware of any, other then humans of course.
Also, as I said, if you wish to alter the meaning of an instinct to how it is popularly viewed, “an urge towards behavior” then yes Humans have instincts. However for animals it is not “an urge towards behavior”, it is an unavoidable set of actions/activiities/reponses.
Someone answer me this? If an animal sees food and is hungry, and there are no factors that would raise an alarm or scare of the animal basically nothing to prevent the animal from eating, would it eat the food or could it choose not to?
Now, if a human sees food and is hungry and there are no factors to prevent the human from eating, must the human eat it or can it choose not to?
I have no doubt that people have urges, but people do not have instincts, from a biological point of view.