OK, so humans are more sophisticated; that means they have a wider range of options. Does that mean they can't operate at an instinctual level like an animal?Please Considered my examples. I already acknowledged that altruism exists in animals . Human beings and animals don't possess the same level of consciousness, and so the level of intent of certain actions in animal would not be very influential in behaviors of certain animals because they cannot grasps concepts like intent and selfishness.
It also means the intent behind a human act does not have to be relevant. Like with animals, it is the act itself.
A human can commit an altrustic act even if it benefits him personally (the benefit does not negate the altruism).