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  1. Interesting. My granddaughter and son-in-law are terrified of spiders. (He’s her stepfather, so no inherited trait there.)
    The comment about 19th century women suggests to me a conditioned reaction. “Women are supposed to be afraid of spiders” (and mice, come to think of it, plus a few other species).
    However, there is something that causes this fear.
    I find it hard to reconcile the attitudes of medieval people to our day, though.
    I don’t have this fear, except for the ones that arrive unbidden in the bath. I wouldn’t say I fear them, bit I just can’t pick them up.

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