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Old 10-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
Robert Walker
Why aren't babies afraid of snakes?

Why aren't babies afraid of snakes? We are in a unique position to teach others both old and very young not to fear the creatures we love.


 
Old 10-13-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
Dyscophus antongilii
Wow, that was truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing that with us. I assume that snakes are a "learned fear"?
 
Old 10-13-2017, 08:42 PM   #3
WebSlave
I wonder what would happen if every time a child got near a toothbrush, someone would scream in fear?
 
Old 10-14-2017, 12:15 AM   #4
blueboost68
This may come off a little harshly but most people are just stupid about reptiles and spread fear. So yes definitely a learned responded.
 
Old 10-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #5
Robert Walker
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Wow, that was truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing that with us. I assume that snakes are a "learned fear"?
No problem. Yes, the main point is we are born fearless, if we develop a fear of anything (snakes, insects) we had to have learned it, most likely from another person who passed their fear to us.

Just like Rich's idea, you could "teach" your child to be scared of a toothbrush just as easily as a snake.

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This may come off a little harshly but most people are just stupid about reptiles and spread fear.
Not all comments left on this youtube video were this dumb, but here are a few people spreading fear:
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #6
WebSlave
I just HAD to make a reply to that guy "Dzooky Nduru".
 
Old 10-14-2017, 12:48 PM   #7
Robert Walker
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I just HAD to make a reply to that guy "Dzooky Nduru".
Great job
 
Old 10-14-2017, 04:02 PM   #8
WebSlave
Yeah, but it obviously went RIGHT over his head....
 
Old 10-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #9
Lucille
I'm not saying I agree with this, I don't, but it just came through the site RS feed:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1019110953.htm
 

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