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Comment 2 by glenister_m :

Extrapolating a bit too far, would this effect be seen with atheists and theists? If so, who is the predator and who is the prey??? (We see a lot of fear when theists ideas are challenged in some countries, but atheists must fear for their lives in others...)

It isn't fear, glenister. Insects don't get scared. Even when they fly aawy from something, it's a direct effect. No need for time-consuming enmotions. I think the reporter was just confused about "stress".

Perhaps we can instead extrapolate the poisoning effect! (But, as you say, which one would be the predator? :) )

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:03:38 UTC | #884948