Is the concept of instinct useless?

The concept of instinct lays exactly in the center of my scientific interests. It lays here largely because I was naively assuming that is dead for quite a long time – and is there a bigger pleasure than a dissection of dead ideas? Instinct was declared dead many times and for many reasons – thatContinue reading “Is the concept of instinct useless?”

A mild critique of ethological relevance

When I look through the window of my flat in Warsaw I see a shop. The shop is called Organic; it is full of overpriced linen seeds, nuts and, most interestingly, different kinds of salt. I am not sure in what sense salt can be organic, but I think I know what are the benefitsContinue reading “A mild critique of ethological relevance”