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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 8:47 pm

What a shocker.
 
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:01 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsWhat a shocker.Quote"we don't have a mermaid science programme", National Ocean Service spokeswoman Carol Kavanagh told the BBCthat's a pity! searching on mermaids is a top priority IMO.
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:05 pm

This is a bit blithe.Perhaps some physicists should get involved.
 
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:16 pm

others say there is no Santa
 
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:26 pm

That's different. Santa and The Easter Bunny are Christian myths for children.Vampires and mermaids are more universal and belief in them is not limited to a youthful age group.
 
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:31 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarThat's different. Santa and The Easter Bunny are Christian myths for children.Vampires and mermaids are more universal and belief in them is not limited to a youthful age group.and Mermaids are myths for adult males?
 
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:32 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarThat's different. Santa and The Easter Bunny are Christian myths for children.Vampires and mermaids are more universal and belief in them is not limited to a youthful age group.and Mermaids are myths for adult males?Sailors and whaling men through the ages have dreamed of the beauty and charms of mermaids.
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:37 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarThat's different. Santa and The Easter Bunny are Christian myths for children.Vampires and mermaids are more universal and belief in them is not limited to a youthful age group.and Mermaids are myths for adult males?Sailors and whaling men through the ages have dreamed of the beauty and charms of mermaids.i love the way you talk here if i remember well Homer tied himself to the mast of his ship in order to cop out of mermaids' songs.
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July 3rd, 2012, 9:38 pm

The Sirens! Enchanting and mysterious, lost in the sea mist.I wonder if a quant could hear their songs if he was walking on a rocky beach alone at night. Here is a detail from Ulysses and the Sirens by John Waterhouse:
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Mermaids don't exist

July 3rd, 2012, 9:44 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarThat's different. Santa and The Easter Bunny are Christian myths for children.Vampires and mermaids are more universal and belief in them is not limited to a youthful age group.and Mermaids are myths for adult males?Sailors and whaling men through the ages have dreamed of the beauty and charms of mermaids. Methinks the deprivations of a long sea voyage hath something to do with it. Add moldy food, dysentery, plus dehydration and such hallucinations seem inevitable.
 
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July 3rd, 2012, 9:49 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaMethinks the deprivations of a long sea voyage hath something to do with it. Add moldy food, dysentery, plus dehydration and such hallucinations seem inevitable.So the illusions of beautiful wispy watery women are comforting then.
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July 3rd, 2012, 9:51 pm

are sirens and mermaids different ? ones are brunettes and the others blond haired ?
 
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July 3rd, 2012, 9:52 pm

Sirens are the ones who sing, trying to lure the sailors to rocky shores, shipwrecks and death.
 
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July 3rd, 2012, 10:03 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaMethinks the deprivations of a long sea voyage hath something to do with it. Add moldy food, dysentery, plus dehydration and such hallucinations seem inevitable.So the illusions of beautiful wispy watery women are comforting then. Yes, wet and wild!
 
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July 3rd, 2012, 10:12 pm

LOL. I think mermaids are more nuanced than that.But certainly for some men, the ideal would be Baywatch just taken further out to sea. A Modern Mermaid
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