posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 12:50 AM
Unless vampires are very frugal I'm gonna go with this article I found a while back. Can't remember the original source but It's still floating
Physicists Costas Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi's paper "Cinema Fiction vs. Physics Reality" offers a full explanation.
Efthimiou and Gandhi conduct a thought experiment: Assume that the first vampire appeared on January 1, 1600. At that time, according to data
available at the U.S. Census website, the global population was 536,870,911. Efthimiou and Gandhi calculate that, once the Nosferatu feeding frenzy
began, the entire human race would have been wiped out by June 1602 (thus forever changing the course of history by preventing the invention of the
slide rule eighteen years later).
The physicists note:
Another philosophical principal related to our argument is the truism given the elaborate title, the anthropic principle. This states that if
something is necessary for human existence, then it must be true since we do exist. In the present case, the nonexistence of vampires is necessary for
human existence. Apparently, whomever devised the vampire legend had failed his college algebra and philosophy courses.