The original question: "In short, how could one summarise Charles Darwin's instinct theory?"© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:31 am ad1c9bdddf
Charles Darwin's work on instinct created a viable alternative to the traditional providential model of instinct. He initially favoured the idea of the passing down of selectively beneficial behaviour as per the work of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck; that an organism will pass on 'teach' advantageous behaviour to its offspring as an explanation of instinct (Richards, 1987).
With Darwin's growing dissatisfaction over some of Lamarckism's limitations, such as its inability to explain certain instinctual traits that are impossible to be passed down from parent organisms (e.g. ...
This solution summarises Charles Darwin's instinct theory.