posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 05:17 AM
Some modern theories of psychology suggest many of our phobias have a basis in our evolutionary history. The fear of spiders or snakes is far more
common than, say, fear of hot stove tops. There were lots of poisonous spiders and snakes in the wild when we were apes, but not so many hot stove
tops. Those apes that stayed away from poisonous critters lived longer and had more offspring.
Actually, it's not even a matter of the poisonous critter killing you. Although there are some very poisonous ones, the majority of them (spiders
and snakes) aren't so poisonous that you'll die from a single bite. However, if you're a pregnant woman, you could likely lose your child. It's
notable that statistically, women are more likely to have phobias of spiders and snakes than men.
It's also not just that we're afraid of certain things, it's that we seem to be more susceptible to developing a fear of certain things than
others. Lots of children burn themselves on stove tops when they're young but they don't develop a phobia because of it. People may not have a
fear of spiders until they have a bad experience with one.
I'm not up on theories regarding Reptilians and purebloods and ruling classes. But I'd say fears of spiders and snakes come from natural selection,
not from anything alien.
Hmm, now that I think about it, I wonder if the bad reputation Reptilians have (I have read a little) is based solely on how we perceive reptiles on
Earth. I would bet that's the case, and that they actually aren't any better or worse than other aliens.
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong: Reptiles (at least here on earth) are known as cruel killers, but that's only because they don't have the
brains to be nice. I mean that literally, they all have simple brains that lack the section (I forget its name) where memories of emotional
attachment are formed, whereas mammals do. That's why if you feed a mammal daily for a long time, and then miss a day, it'll remember that you fed
it in the past and not eat you. Whereas if you have a pet crocodile and feed it daily, and then miss a day, it'll think nothing of eating you
because it literally has no memory of you feeding it in the past. And that's why they're known as uncaring killing machines.
Now, Reptilian aliens... They've got large brains (at least as large as ours), which means they very likely have those sections. That means they're
likely to have emotions like us, and actually won't think like reptiles on Earth at all.
Of course, having emotions like us means they'd still be quite capable of cruelty. So they could all be evil anyways.
Sorry if that was too wordy.