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DonShula84
10-25-2006, 07:22 PM
Where would we be with out science helping us solve the really important questions? :lol:


researcher has come up with some simple math that sucks the life out of the vampire myth (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=11qmtl4kg/*http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060414_dracula.html), proving that these highly popular creatures can't exist.

University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou's work debunks pseudoscientific ideas (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=11a30tt80/*http://www.livescience.com/urbanlegends/), such as vampires and zombies, in an attempt to enhance public literacy. Not only does the public believe in such topics, but the percentages are at dangerously high level, Efthimiou told LiveScience.

Efthimiou's debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=123v6snsn/*http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060224_world_population.html) was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061025/sc_space/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays

Alex44
10-25-2006, 07:34 PM
His math doesnt work. Im not saying Vampires exist in fact Im very sure they dont. But Im 16 and even I can see there are to many variables to accept that theory.

1) Thats assuming everyone who was bitten becomes a vampire

2) If a creature such as a Vampire did exist it would be unknown to us, we wouldnt know how often it would need to feed or anything like that. For all we know it could feed once a year, once every hundred, or even if it fed once a day, again we would need to assume everyone becomes a vampire.

Thats a stupid theory with no actual basis behind it, its an assumption with no proof

DonShula84
10-25-2006, 07:47 PM
His math doesnt work. Im not saying Vampires exist in fact Im very sure they dont. But Im 16 and even I can see there are to many variables to accept that theory.

1) Thats assuming everyone who was bitten becomes a vampire

2) If a creature such as a Vampire did exist it would be unknown to us, we wouldnt know how often it would need to feed or anything like that. For all we know it could feed once a year, once every hundred, or even if it fed once a day, again we would need to assume everyone becomes a vampire.

Thats a stupid theory with no actual basis behind it, its an assumption with no proof

Well I think it is using the Vampire myth as its support. In this myth if bitten by a vampire you become one. How often they need to feed is a variable that is unknown I suppose, but even if it were once a year and you started when the researcher did. There would still be a lot of vampires and we would know about it and each year that population would double if they only bit one person a piece. You couldnt keep a population like that hidden for hundreds of years.

Alex44
10-25-2006, 07:49 PM
Well I think it is using the Vampire myth as its support. In this myth if bitten by a vampire you become one. How often they need to feed is a variable that is unknown I suppose, but even if it were once a year and you started when the researcher did. There would still be a lot of vampires and we would know about it.

Thats true to I guess, but to say the entire population would have been overtaken is just impossible to say, like I said I dont believe in Vampires but for a million other reasons :lol:

FinaciousOne
10-25-2006, 09:28 PM
You mean you guys aren't Vampires yet?!

PHINATIC13
10-25-2006, 09:34 PM
What do our Dolphins and Vampires both have in common?

rob19
10-25-2006, 09:44 PM
What do our Dolphins and Vampires both have in common?

They Suck!

tylerdolphin
10-25-2006, 11:46 PM
What do our Dolphins and Vampires both have in common?
They are both the living dead with no soul or heart or emotion

Alex44
10-25-2006, 11:48 PM
They Suck!

Damn your smart, I was gonna say they look really good in capes.

Colorado Dolfan
10-26-2006, 12:47 AM
Well I think it is using the Vampire myth as its support. In this myth if bitten by a vampire you become one. How often they need to feed is a variable that is unknown I suppose, but even if it were once a year and you started when the researcher did. There would still be a lot of vampires and we would know about it and each year that population would double if they only bit one person a piece. You couldnt keep a population like that hidden for hundreds of years.
No worries... You got us vampire hunters to keep the population down... :D

In_Flames
10-26-2006, 08:45 AM
No worries... You got us vampire hunters to keep the population down... :D

well, yeah....you and Jon Bon Jovi that is...no offense, but I think I'd take my chances with the children of the night...:wink:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/10/losmuertos-1.jpg

ch19079
10-26-2006, 09:18 AM
Efthimiou's debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=123v6snsn/*http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060224_world_population.html) was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.

I dont think they can make the asumption that they will bite and infect 1 person a month.

think about aids. if an infected person infected 1 person a month....in just 2 and a half years.... everyone in the world would be infected.

Timmy54
10-26-2006, 09:21 AM
that brings up a good point, do vampires in todays age have to have blood test done before feeding to avoid aids, hep b and c, mad cow, and bird flu??

Buddwalk
10-26-2006, 09:27 AM
if vampires were or are real, the government certainly wouldnt tell us and throw the rest of the country in a scare

Colorado Dolfan
10-26-2006, 09:45 AM
well, yeah....you and Jon Bon Jovi that is...no offense, but I think I'd take my chances with the children of the night...:wink:

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/cover_art1/losmuertos.jpg

:sidelol:

Alex44
10-26-2006, 10:39 AM
I dont think they can make the asumption that they will bite and infect 1 person a month.

think about aids. if an infected person infected 1 person a month....in just 2 and a half years.... everyone in the world would be infected.

I tend to agree with you a lot, thats basically what I was trying to say.

Also they are assuming the feeding rate of an unknown species, which I dont think you can do in a scientific theory your trying to use to prove something.

Like I said Vampires dont exist, but I really cant believe the guy who came up with that is a scientist, its got to many flaws and a 12 year old could have come up with that.

theghost
10-26-2006, 10:54 AM
He forgot to carry the 2.

DeathStar
10-26-2006, 11:39 AM
They Suck!

thats the first thing that popped into my mind.

UltraDol-Fan
10-26-2006, 12:23 PM
if vampires are immune to diseases such as HIV and Hep we should capture some and genetically engineer them to save the world...we could even do the testing in a low security station under the subway in New York and I'm sure the testing would have side effects allowing vampires to travel during the day.

WharfRat
10-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Vampires dont exist,

Oh yeah??

http://reuters.iwon.com//article/20061026/2006-10-26T132617Z_01_N24252199_RTRIDST_0_ODD-LIFE-VAMPYRES-DC.html

:bat:

d-day
10-26-2006, 03:57 PM
I tend to agree with you a lot, thats basically what I was trying to say.

Also they are assuming the feeding rate of an unknown species, which I dont think you can do in a scientific theory your trying to use to prove something.

Like I said Vampires dont exist, but I really cant believe the guy who came up with that is a scientist, its got to many flaws and a 12 year old could have come up with that.

:lol: alexbuzzkill44 strikes again

Roman529
10-26-2006, 04:02 PM
:eek: Buffy's not real???

:boohoo:

In_Flames
10-26-2006, 04:06 PM
:eek: Buffy's not real???

:boohoo:

Buffy = Real
Things in which Buffy slayed = Not Real :wink:

retired opfinistic
10-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Well I think it is using the Vampire myth as its support. In this myth if bitten by a vampire you become one. How often they need to feed is a variable that is unknown I suppose, but even if it were once a year and you started when the researcher did. There would still be a lot of vampires and we would know about it and each year that population would double if they only bit one person a piece. You couldnt keep a population like that hidden for hundreds of years.the werewolves keep the numbers down...:rolleyes:

In_Flames
10-26-2006, 04:12 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif She will always be real in my mind...:drool:

Pagan
10-26-2006, 04:21 PM
well, yeah....you and Jon Bon Jovi that is...no offense, but I think I'd take my chances with the children of the night...:wink:

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/cover_art1/losmuertos.jpg
Yea but James Woods was badass! :rawk:


if vampires are immune to diseases such as HIV and Hep we should capture some and genetically engineer them to save the world...we could even do the testing in a low security station under the subway in New York and I'm sure the testing would have side effects allowing vampires to travel during the day.
They're not immune....they're just smart enough to avoid it.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/10/badbloodreed-1.gif

Taken from a sig on another message board I'm on. Yes, it's tasteless....but I have a sick sense of humor so I find it funny as hell.

retired opfinistic
10-26-2006, 04:29 PM
http://www.cineclick.it/recensioni/images/underworld_3.jpg She will always be real in my mind...:drool:she gives me the ole 'red rocket!'

FinNasty
10-27-2006, 01:50 AM
Where would we be with out science helping us solve the really important questions? :lol:

researcher has come up with some simple math that sucks the life out of the vampire myth (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=11qmtl4kg/*http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060414_dracula.html), proving that these highly popular creatures can't exist.

University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou's work debunks pseudoscientific ideas (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=11a30tt80/*http://www.livescience.com/urbanlegends/), such as vampires and zombies, in an attempt to enhance public literacy. Not only does the public believe in such topics, but the percentages are at dangerously high level, Efthimiou told LiveScience.

Efthimiou's debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays/20720023/SIG=123v6snsn/*http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060224_world_population.html) was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061025/sc_space/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays

Got to love UCF! Spending top dollars on solving such important problems facing society.

Truth is... he probably just got hammered with some whores at a local bar the night before his thesis was due...

Blade
10-27-2006, 02:26 AM
Of course vampires are real. If they werent, i would have nothin to do.

Coral Reefer
10-27-2006, 02:35 AM
Where would we be with out science helping us solve the really important questions? :lol:



http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061025/sc_space/vampiresamathematicalimpossibilityscientistsays

This is what this guy is using his Physics education on? :lol:

The crazy part of this is you can bet someone is funding this idiot to sit around all day and "prove" rediculous BS.

What makes it even better is that he's a proffesor at my Alma Mater UCF.
I'm so proud.....

WeVie
10-27-2006, 05:32 AM
Which myths is he looking at? Anne Rice's vampires are very careful not to turn very many humans. Lestat only turned four that I can think of but maybe a few more. That is in 400 or 500 years! Also with her vampires they don't change by just being bitten. They have to be almost drained and then drink from the vampire.

Also once they get so powerful they get to were they don't have to feed that often or at all.