that does explain a lotalexzed said:Hollywood lied to me too!
I got in a fight, and was surprised that when 35 ninjas punched me in the face, I was unable to get up slowly, wiping the blood from the corner of my mouth, smiling grimly, and take them all to the cleaners. Instead I have this metal plate in my head...please don't turn on that microwave....
That's retarded. If a ghost is immaterial, then obviously it would not be affected by gravity!But if a ghost can walk through walls, it must be "material-less", the authors argue, and incapable of exerting force.
By the same token, a ghost that can walk through walls should also sink through the floor, and a ghost that can walk should be bouncing off the walls it tries to pass through.
One of the more overused fallacies in paranormal research. Just because there exists a mundane explanation for a phenomena, doesn't mean that explanation is necessarily correct! Many skeptics ignore the tenets of the scientific method when they use this argument.But the paper says physics, which suggests that a sense of cold is correlated more to the rate at which heat is transferred from bodies to the environment than actual temperature, can provide an explanation.
It doesn't take rocket scientists to figure out that the whole "get turned into a vampire when bitten" thing is retarded. I mean, that's the whole premise of why zombie plagues are so dangerous!Efthimiou and Gandhi also use the mathematical principle of geometric progression to rule out the existence of vampires.
They argue it would take just two and a half years for vampires to wipe out the entire human race from the day the first one appeared, based on the myth that vampires turn their victims into other vampires by sucking their blood.
This is true, I've often seen scientists (or at least people with a scientific education who ought to know better) dismissing the existence of a phenomenon based on the (perceived anyway) ludicrous nature of a theory that explains it. For instance "Astrology can't work because no physical force from the planets can have a significant effect on the human mind at this distance". The phenomenon in question is that (in the case of natal astrology) a person's birthchart accurately describes their personality, if you want to disprove the existence of the phenomenon you can't do it by disproving a theory that supposedly explains it.bladesyz said:One of the more overused fallacies in paranormal research. Just because there exists a mundane explanation for a phenomena, doesn't mean that explanation is necessarily correct! Many skeptics ignore the tenets of the scientific method when they use this argument.
I hate the new vampires.Stoutwood said:Well, the newest incarnation of vampires in Hollywood tend to be pretty much just a race of people that are immortal and drink blood. I don't believe they turn other people into vampires.
*cough* Anne Rice *cough*dondrei said:Although that is the most common modern version, there were millions of different versions in the old days. I think that one was actually invented recently. The vampires of myth barely resemble the modern ones, in fact the idea of vampire fangs was invented in the movies.
I don't mind the new zombies so much, they should really be considered a separate category though. I mean, it totally changes the dynamic of a zombie film if they can move fast.Stoutwood said:Yeah, they're almost as bad as the new zombies.
The running zombies actually make them a credible threat now. It's just ridiculous how slow moving zombies can be of any threat to people armed with modern weapons.dondrei said:I don't mind the new zombies so much, they should really be considered a separate category though. I mean, it totally changes the dynamic of a zombie film if they can move fast.
Modern vampires do have fangs, but this is not due to enlargment of the canines: instead, the gums recede and the other teeth bend in towards the back of the mouth (or fall out all together)dondrei said:Did she invent that idea? Or just popularise it? I'm not sure.
Vampires cannot feed on animals, but some try out of desperation and make themselves very ill. Remeber that vampires don't "eat" blood, they absorb it for use within their own bodies.dondrei said:If a vampire feeds off an animal do you get vampire animals?