RE: humans' response to danger

Subject: RE: humans' response to danger
From: Shane Raidal <>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 09:27:37 +0800
>As John says, 'instinct is a funny thing', unfortunately, most people's
>instinct is to then kill the snake, (or spider, wasp or shark) whereupon
>the joke becomes a sick one.

Physiologists call this the "fight or flight" reaction.  Unfortunately as
Paul indicates, too often it is the fright or flight and fight reaction...   

Shane Raidal  BVSc PhD MACVSc 
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Murdoch University               phone:  +61  8  9360 2418
Perth,WA, 6150                           fax:  +61  8  9310 4144  

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