Posted: Jun 30, 2018 3:50 am
by SafeAsMilk
jamest wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:There's always math!

We're not born with the innate ability to do math, only the innate ability to formulate math relative to our experiences. I.e., we have the capacity to reason but only do so in response to our experiences. However, we do seem to be born with the innate ability to cry and smile without studying jack-shit. To me, this implies that our emotions need no schooling, whereas how and what we reason/learn does.

Math is something that requires effort. A baby isn't skilled at crying and laughing, it's expending no effort whatsoever, it's just doing whatever it feels. A baby has very little control over its own body, does that mean lack of control of one's body is innate? Have you figured out why you give a shit about whether you can try to define something as innate or not?