Originally Posted by Hand2HandKing
all of this denotes reason, not instinct
fear of jail is not a natural, biological innate response to an immediate danger
We aren't flytraps that close on instinct when a fly hits it, you're acting like human have a primitive CNS. Even in dangerous situations, you have to weigh the options.
Case in point. I'm 4 feet away from someone....do I run, do I attack or do I play dead. You have to analyze all this in your head in seconds, and yes reason gets brought into the equation. The "innate" response is physiologic (heavy breathing, increased awareness and YES increased ability to think quickly). If I run away from the police, he could shoot me in the back. If I fight the cop, he could shoot me in a tussle....that only leaves one other possibility, do nothing and cooperate. How we deal with dangerous situations take higher order cognitive processing.
Anyone who runs from the cops, is either stupid or not that afraid. Depending on distance I'd apply the same concept to being attacked by an animal. You process what type of animal it is, what you know about that animal and what your best mode of action is. My approach to a cheetah would be different from a bear. My approach to a bear a foot away from me is different from a bear 7 feet from me.
Enjoy your brain and behavior 101 lesson.