How could the categorization of an the end result of such amazing processes be summed up by “instinct”? The word is thought to describe what has occurred, how (the mechanism) it was mechanism caused, and where such complex processes emerged?
Consider the profound mysteries displayed by bird migration, spider webs, salmon spawning, bear hibernation, mating dances of love birds, bird nests, and quite literally millions of other examples.
“Instinct” describes the observed end result but does not explain how such amazing abilities came about, these mechanisms are a mystery. While textbooks and classrooms consider “instinct” as the all-inclusive answer.
What: It tells us the process is due to instinct;
How: The process occurs by instinct;
Where: instinct emerged by natural selection.
Instinct cannot be the what, how, and where. Instinct is not a magic bullet. As we stated before, it is a word that categorizes an observable result: period! All other processes, descriptions of function, emergence of such phenomena and functions are but mere placeholders. Placeholders as to be determined or unknown to science.
Therefore, any supposed Mechanism and emergence of “instinct” are unknown and any proclamation to the contrary are non-scientific conjecture.