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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mythical Creatures: Real Or Fake

I'm sure you've all heard of Wizards, Vampires, Mermaids, Werewolves, Unicorns, etc...etc...
Well, to save our dignity and to make sure that no one thinks we're mad, we might just agree that these creatures are simply mythical and that they do not exist. Some of you, those who are more practical, might say, 

"It's not scientifically proven so DUH! They do NOT exist!".

But some people, including myself, may say this,

"Well, its not scientifically proven, but who's to say that they don't exist? Maybe the scientist have just not gotten around to looking for them."

If you say that these mythical creatures do not really exist, then how do you explain the fact that people have wrote books on them? Or have recorded sightings? Yeah, I know, some dude imagined these things up and now everyone's writing about it and faking sightings. But maybe...just maybe...its actually real.

How does one explain this? Well, in this world, birds with beaks are considered normal. And horses with four legs are considered normal And insects with eight legs are considered normal.

But who really defines what normal is or is not? If we were not used to seeing horses with four legs now, we could have considered a two legged dancing horse to be normal. And when we see a four legged horse, we would immediately scream out, "ABNORMAL!!!"   

So, what if unicorns, mermaids, vampires and werewolves really existed? What if they were just hiding from us? Like any hunted animal would do? Basically, it all comes down to how far our imaginations can stretch.  If Adam and Eve could wrap their heads around enormous whales and birds that fly, why can't we believe in the existence of creatures that drink blood, or people that can do magic.

I'll be the first to admit that its a crazy thought. But maybe its not really that crazy. If scientists were to really go all out to seek these beings out, if the world could learn to be more flexible instead of so narrow minded, maybe we could surprise ourselves.

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