Originally posted by Snake64_009
OR maybe genetic mutations, apparently it doesn't break any scientific laws when you try to change the porteins fats etc...in your body to do so,
it's just too difficult with our technonlogy.
I'm not quite sure what you mean here (do you mean that one can technologically change themselves to be
a werewolf?), but I'd like to say
that, in order to change the physical form of oneself, one would have to expend a gross amount of energy, for one thing, and for another, the
resulting creature would have to contain the exact same mass as the human form, meaning that there would be no seven-foot-tall, half-man, half-beast
running amuck devouring the innocent and howling at the full moon.
I don't claim to be a physics expert (in fact, my grasp of physics is limited), but from my understanding, the law of conservation of matter states
that if you could change your shape at will, in order to become the huge, ravenous beastie of lore, you would need to draw a considerable amount of
matter from an outside source, or, alternatively, gain enough extra flesh to match the exact amount of matter that the werewolf form would be.
So then, theoretically, an average person like myself who weighs 155lbs would have to acquire an extra 150lbs in order to shape-shift. That is a
Now, then, if we're just changing into an average, quadroped wolf: the largest species is the gray wolf, which averages roughly 50-130lbs, so we'll
go off that. Someone of my size would actually lose
matter--which, according to the laws of physics, is impossible--in order to achieve such a
change, and then I would have to gain it back when I returned to human form.
However, let's say for the sake of argument that I manage to change into a typical werewolf. The amount of energy it would take to cause such a
reaction in my body would be enormous, and I'd have to eat and drink quite an amount just to stay alive, not to mention speed up my metabolism to
process such a thing.
So, do I believe the "changes-under-the-full-moon" werewolf exists? No, nor did it ever. It would be a complete impossibility.
I will say, however, that I enjoy the werewolf mythos and I enjoy making stories about them. However, that's all they are: stories.