Original post by Anonymous Poster
That has an easy explanation, people are used to see cars and drive them, but people aren''t used to deal with snakes or spiders. That''s definately not ''hardcoded'' in our brains.
People grow up seeing cars every day. People also grow up seeing spiders almost every day (unless you''re living in some oxygen tent there is probably a spider within a metre of you right now). Arachnophobia is several orders of magnitude bigger than a phobia of cars. You do the math.