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Fear of spiders became part of our DNA during evolution, say scientists

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:21 am

Arachnophobia could be a product of human evolution, according to new research.

Spiders presented such a great danger to humans during the early evolutionary stages that a fear of the species became part of our DNA.
In Africa, early in human evolution, those with a keen ability to spot the creatures outlived their less wary counterparts, according to The Sunday Times.
Joshua New of Columbia University in New York said:  “A number of spider species with potent, vertebrate-specific venoms populated Africa long before hominoids... and have co-existed there for tens of millions of years.”


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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:43 pm

Why did you have to go and mention blody spiders Didge??? Pfffffff

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:45 pm

eddie wrote:Why did you have to go and mention blody spiders Didge??? Pfffffff


To show that this fear is probably part of evolution. In other words it was posted to show in your favour how natural this fear is in humans

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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Brasidas wrote:
eddie wrote:Why did you have to go and mention blody spiders Didge??? Pfffffff


To show that this fear is probably part of evolution. In other words it was posted to show in your favour how natural this fear is in humans

Well now all Youve done is remind me of spiders!
And I have a slight hangover today Sad

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:40 pm

eddie wrote:
Brasidas wrote:


To show that this fear is probably part of evolution. In other words it was posted to show in your favour how natural this fear is in humans

Well now all Youve done is remind me of spiders!
And I have a slight hangover today Sad


lol, no sympathy if self inflicted.
Though I am sure you had the best time clearly judged by you having a hangover. Laughing
Have a wonderful evening, help yourself to a nice glass of Red, with some comfort food and have yourself a good nights rest.

See you tomorrow. Laughing

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Post by eddie on Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:45 pm

Brasidas wrote:
eddie wrote:
Brasidas wrote:


To show that this fear is probably part of evolution. In other words it was posted to show in your favour how natural this fear is in humans

Well now all Youve done is remind me of spiders!
And I have a slight hangover today Sad


lol, no sympathy if self inflicted.
Though I am sure you had the best time clearly judged by you having a hangover. Laughing
Have a wonderful evening, help yourself to a nice glass of Red, with some comfort food and have yourself a good nights rest.

See you tomorrow. Laughing


Hahahaha can't stand the thought of wine at the mo No

Food sounds good though cheers

See you tomorrow didge x

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