Scaredy Cats

For the last 100,000 years, big critters have been hunting (and haunting) our human ancestors. Think saber-tooth cats, giant kangaroos and big snakes.

This evolutionary legacy of predation has stuck with us into modern times in the form of anxiety and the fight-or-flight response.

Halloween may have come and gone, yet the fear lingers on. Rob shares his thoughts about why we’re scared:

WBEZ 91.5 Afternoon Shift (October 31, 2012):

Slate: What Are You So Scared Of? (October 15, 2012)

By |2016-11-22T13:47:31-05:00November 2nd, 2012|

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Holly Menninger
As Director of Public Science, Holly coordinates our empire of citizen science projects and manages the online science communication here at Your Wild Life. An entomologist by training, she’s a science communicator by passion and practice.

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