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Where does the term "gut feeling" come from?

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Where does the term "gut feeling" come from?
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I cannot find a definitive answer, but

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=156879

points out similar expressions in the Bible, so the expression has very old roots.

My suspicion is that it derives from the fact that it is a literal description of what is called a visceral reaction, see

https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200705/gut-almighty

I hope this information is helpful.

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