All of my biology teachers have been adamant about how animals act by instinct.
In what way is a dolphin or group of dolphins saving a human's life instinct?
In what way is a chimpanzee clearly grieving the loss of a child instinct?
Wolves will come together to raise their children... you would say that is instinct, but it is not instinct when humans come together to raise their children (granted typically in "primitive" groups)/
What about a dog knowing what it has done is "bad" vs a human child knowing when it has done something bad?
What about animals that share? Crows playing games? Birds singing when it is not breading season? Elephants displaying sympathy for lost ones... and displaying sadness when they come across even old bones of their dead? Whales displaying joy at being saved from a fishing net? Animal displays of affection....
And animals periodically violate the rules of their group and are expelled for it... a lioness killing a cub, a chimpanzee being expelled from its troop for murder... animals punishing their offspring for poor behavior...
This list could go on and on.... and we haven't even touched on insects...
And, yes, I have had biologist tell me that these displays by animals are either instinct or "learned behavior"... as if humans don't display either instinct or "learned behavior".
No... this pretense that only humans know what is "right" vs "wrong" and that animals only act on instinct is ignorant and arrogant.
And what is worse is that humans are the biggest violators of what is "right vs wrong".