My friends and I were having a big argument over whether walking is innate or not.
In my opinion it is. In everyone else's it is learnt.
I supported my argument with sea turtle babies that are left in the sand to hatch on their own and then walk all the way back to the sea.
They supported theirs with the wild child that is raised by dogs or wolves and hence can only walk on his 4 limbs because this is all he learnt.
Can it be that the nature of walking differs between social and non-social animals? Or between animals that care for their young and those that abandon them?
If it is the case, then does it have to do with evolution? In a sense that as parents began caring for their young (like in humans), walking wasn't required to be innate anymore (and hence no need to spend that DNA over something that can be acquired by learning) and thus it became learnt instead?
Thank you :)