If these things are so harmless, lucky , and good for your home etc. why are humans so afraid of them?

If these things are so harmless, lucky , and good for your home etc. why are humans so afraid of them?

Centipedes even in the wild aren't really all that great , they barely kill anything that isnt another bug. They aren't lethal like snakes, they don't spread diseases like other vermin, they're pretty easy to kill. Yet look at it...

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The shape disgusts me deeply, it's not teir fault I know it but that's just how it is. I have bad memories about them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The long arching legs evoke the image of a spider and a centipede at the same time. Probably why they are scarier than normal centipedes. Also extremely fast which is scary.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, exactly. Normal centipedes, scolopendra, aren't as disturbing as scutigera to me.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are disgusting vermin and your natural instinct of revulsion is correct. Leftish types want to rationalize away your natural disgust so thay you'll accept all sorts of degeneracy, so they appeal to Le Science and Le Experts. Trust your instincts. This insect is foul and should be destroyed immediately on sight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's not an insect, cretin.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its the natural instinct version of a kneejerk blanket ban. Animals in the wild are most successful when they blacklist all creepy crawlies as a threat to their life. Humans are a civilized species that brought something new to the table, recording knowledge. If you can record knowledge, you no longer need you or one of your fellows to be bitten to find out if an animal can kill you or not. You can now read or be told by someone else who read that the animal is either dangerous or harmless.
      This really reduces the need for general fear of creepy crawlies, especially in temprate areas where nothing is significantly venomous. Obviously the fear of a new creepy crawly you do not know about is a good fear to have, but if you are still afraid of it after learning it is a harmless one that fear is no longer merited.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Things become scarier the more pairs of legs they have after 4. I don't make the rules.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there was a centipede living in my basement I named centipeter. I was willing to leave him alone as long as he respected my personal space but he kept hiding under my weights and would jumpscare me so he had to go

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Understandable

      Things become scarier the more pairs of legs they have after 4. I don't make the rules.

      Very true

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Things become scarier the more pairs of legs they have after 4. I don't make the rules.

        Your hypothesis doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Few people are afraid of millipedes.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Good point too. That probably has to do with the fact that they’re round and slow, thus nonthreatening, while centipedes are literally spiky and sharp everywhere on their bodies and also bite

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not afraid of them. Sometimes when i see one i like to poke it with my finger just to spook em. I go 'eek' over some spiders though. I guess it's programmed into the brain somehow, the way chimps freak out over anything that vaguely resembles a snake

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      waste of talent

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of legs turns on tropical monkey scared of venomous critters brain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Now thats a good question , are monkeys scared of centipedes? Mind you Ive seen them eat millipedes. Then again milipedes aren't scary.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Millipedes aren't scary because even though they have way more legs, they're all short and look like hair. The legs need to be long and gangly in order to trigger the instinctual response

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That‘s not a capuchin monkey, it‘s a long-tailed macaque.

        t. pitygay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Milipedes have toothbrush bristle legs that are usually covered by their armor. Milipedes are also extremely slow and do not have frick you hypodermic pinchers/fangs.
        Remember that the fear comes from venomous stinging and biting arthropods. Milipedes are none of these and even if they are poisonous people and animals actually use their poison to aid in their survival.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because they move really fast

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are harmless in the sense that you don't mind if one might bite you and give you an annoying rash for the day.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Centipedes even in the wild aren't really all that great , they barely kill anything that isnt another bug.
    If you’re talking about House Centipedes in particular then sure, they’re pretty much pussies who, while fast, can’t do much, but other centipedes in general are still capable of delivering painful bites and are notoriously aggressive

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those aren't as fast and humans don't often share the same spaces with them. They also don't resemble like the ones that scare people.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        but they do scare people

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        is this real

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          scolopendra gigantea (and forced perspective) perhaps

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because most humans are emotional overreacting morons. Whenever I meet someone that's genuinely afraid of bugs or spiders I assume their mental processes aren't any more advanced than our default monkey mode.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Because most humans are emotional overreacting morons.
      way to miss OPs point moron

      https://i.imgur.com/p4kOLQR.jpeg

      If these things are so harmless, lucky , and good for your home etc. why are humans so afraid of them?

      Centipedes even in the wild aren't really all that great , they barely kill anything that isnt another bug. They aren't lethal like snakes, they don't spread diseases like other vermin, they're pretty easy to kill. Yet look at it...

      this looks like a spider/venomous insect. plus its not a very known insect- combination of those two will give an average person a fearful reaction

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Humans will always be animals, no matter how much tech we have.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I assume their mental processes aren't any more advanced than our default monkey mode.
        Neither is yours in many scenarios

        If that’s you and I who are educated enough to break out from this, give examples on this,

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I assume their mental processes aren't any more advanced than our default monkey mode.
      Neither is yours in many scenarios

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