with savagery, yes, If you take "savage" in the original sense of: "not domesticated". Instincts are great survival assets and they include many things from tit-sucking to fear of snakes or blood. IMO they also include a sense of natural morality, which is the basis for any form of cultural morality. The first is as close to a moral absolute as you will get, and includes protection for children and helping people in need (to the extent that it doesn't cost the helper much). The second is more variable.