Why are people so scared of snakes, spiders, bugs and creepy crawlies?

Why are people so scared of snakes, spiders, bugs and creepy crawlies?

31/10/2020 1:46:00 AM

Why are people so scared of snakes, spiders, bugs and creepy crawlies?

Just as fear may impart an evolutionary advantage by helping us to avoid potential predators, so may disgust, the aversion many of us feel to these crawling and slithering creatures.

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