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    (Original post by Jamie S)
    So I got told that a fear of spiders is genetic as they were once a potential threat to species we evolved from? So that's not true?
    some people such as myself are genetically predisposed to fears of spiders, other people with other insects or animals, etc.
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    (Original post by lerjj)
    Whilst not the best source, baby Hercules in the Disney movie doesn't seem afraid of snakes. And in fact, I can remember video footage of a child crawling over to a black widow spider. I think this points to the fact that some fears, whilst in-built, only seem to activate a little later. I don't have a source for this and have no idea why it would be the case.
    baby Hercules is beef doe
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    just wanted to say great thread
 
 
 
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