posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by swampcricket
I actually watched the mocumentary you're probably basing your facts on, and I've got a lot to say to you and your kid. First things first,
Parenting: You're doing it right. I like that you're encouraging your daughter to question things. I feel like a few of the more recent generations
have been so driven to be doctors and lawyers that many of them forgot they had imaginations and made this world dry and stale. But down to business.
I think that the fact that these "mermaids" could is exist is totally possible. I believe that if there were some sort of evolutionary oddity it
would be that some of our ancestors would naturally be drawn to the sea. There is actually a website that is based around a theory that is similar
As humans we are naturally drawn to the water, the notion of what is beyond us, and the sea is just that. It is beyond us or our ability to explore
the entire thing in the history of man, let alone in this lifetime. I think that there are many things we are unaware of that exist in the ocean and
that we'll never know. They're many tales of sea monsters and mermaids that will out live any or all proof of them not existing. The fact that such
a god like species like us humans would misidentify a Dugong for a beautiful woman is something we would hate to admit to ourselves. But I digress.
I think that if mermaids did exist, they would have developed some sort of echolocation ability like most underwater mammals. Do I think they would
hang out with dolphins, possibly. If they had the same basic model of communication I think that a dolphin would be able to comprehend what is being
said to it. They are incredibly smart creatures, and if this has been going on for thousands of years they might work out some basic migration paths
and work together to stay alive, solely out of instinct.
Would they be super hot babes and guys with six pack abs and flowing hair?
They would most likely be hairless so they would be more maneuverable in the water and also rather fat, and blubbery, like a seal or walrus. If not
covered in blubber, they would have a very think epidermis and be able to adapt to underwater temperature changes much like dolphins.
If they do exist, they certainly do not look like Ariel.