I know about ancient culture. Ones like this show up in my house all the time. Most people throw such examples out. However, truly ancient cultures take time and patience to grow. We should not sniff, that is, sniff at them.
Imagine a pristine, but boring landscape. Slowly a proto-culture wafts in and settles. Over time, it coaxes other organisms to join it. As they accumulate, culture begins to grow. For many eons, the landscape isn't even aware that the culture exists. Then, one day the once-pristine area realizes that there is an enormous, itchy, blot upon it! And it's growing! But the once boring landscape can't think of anything to do to stop it. In the panic that ensues, the culture expands to cover the landscape, eventually destroying it. The end. In my refrigerator, at least.
However, in this century people have learned to tame some ancient cultures, for which humankind is grateful.
And, of course, there is the classic use of our resistance to ancient cultures in order to save the world.
And that is why it pays to respect ancient cultures.
What? What do you mean "not that kind of culture"?