Some dude who has way too much time on his hands says he has “scientifically proven” that vampires cannot exist.
Legend has it that vampires feed on human blood and once bitten a person turns into a vampire and starts feasting on the blood of others.
Efthimiou’s debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population 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 can throw a whole fistful of monkeywrenches into his “scientific” analysis with a few bits of lore.
- Vampires don’t have to suck human blood only – they can suck the blood of non-humans as well (including other vampires).
- Depending on which legend you read, vampires don’t suck your blood (solely) for nourishment, and therefore are not necessarily required to do so.
- Having your blood sucked by a vampire does not necessarily turn you into a vampire (again, depending on the source).
- Some vampires are killed, thus reducing the rate at which normal people are converted.
- N.B. Certainly there must be an amount of internal warfare among the vampire community, not to mention those killed by non-vampires people.
- Vampires are generally smart: If they like sucking the blood of non-vampires, why would they obliterate their entire supply?
- This sort of logic is used all the time by environmentalist-statists: “If we don’t regulate, then people will use up all the resources…” This is a doubtful premise with an unproven result.
Whatever happened to researching your subject before spouting off about it?