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#16    Leonardo

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

What I don't understand about the hypothesis concerning 'mermaids' is, if there has been enough time involved in their evolution to re-acquire 'fishy' (or aquatic mammalian) bodies and hind flippers, then why did they keep the evolutionarily redundant terrestrial features such as noses, lips, arms, etc.

In fact, why do they not simply look just as other fish, or aquatic mammals, look?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:51 AM

I watched it last night thought it was pretty good, they have voice recordings of it, they believe it can communicate with Dolphins and follow Dolphin pods. Then there is all the reports of broken off crude spears found in fish, sharks etc... which would mean they are intelligent enough to fashion and use weapons to hunt and defend themselves with.

The mangled body when shown what it looked like via CGI closely resembled images of mermaids or Mermen found through out history lending more credence to them existing.

As for me I am still a skeptic, however I do find the the possibility intriguing.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:01 AM

Is this the documentary/mocumentary that lead to the the 'Mermaids do not exist' statement from the American National Ocean Service?

http://www.heraldsun...0-1226416769761

http://www.unexplain...maids dont&st=0

Edited by Junior Chubb, 08 August 2012 - 01:02 AM.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:57 AM

 Leonardo, on 31 May 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

What I don't understand about the hypothesis concerning 'mermaids' is, if there has been enough time involved in their evolution to re-acquire 'fishy' (or aquatic mammalian) bodies and hind flippers, then why did they keep the evolutionarily redundant terrestrial features such as noses, lips, arms, etc.

In fact, why do they not simply look just as other fish, or aquatic mammals, look?

The best explanation I can think of for this would be thumbs. If they were terrestrial primates before aquatic ones, they had thumbs, and nature decided "Those thumbs are damn well important enough to this beastie to stay." Of course, thumbs on their own are kind of useless, you need a proper arm. Kept them too, to appease the thumb. At that point a similar upper anatomy to all other apes isn't to difficult.

But that's all neither here or there. Just fun stuff to think about.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:28 AM

This is not a mocumentary, if you will look at dr. Robertson website, you will find that is has been seized by DOJ and Homeland security. This would not happen for a mocumentary.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:45 AM

 Stodolaj1, on 12 August 2012 - 02:28 AM, said:

This is not a mocumentary, if you will look at dr. Robertson website, you will find that is has been seized by DOJ and Homeland security. This would not happen for a mocumentary.

What that heck!!! Is that some sort of joke? I have never seen anything like that before....anyone know what is up with that?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

Seems to be kept hush hush until now.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:36 AM

 FranchescoMcGyver, on 28 May 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

People are always so quick to discount this kind of stuff. The very first scientist to speak on the show is Dr. Paul Robertson. Paul was a scientist for NOAA, but left the agency back in 2005. If this isnt real then why did the U.S government do this to his personal website? http://drpaulrobertson.com Take a look at this site as well, http://believeinmermaids.com This site was put together by Paul and one of the other scientists who spoke on the program. Why are they being covered up? I agree with a lot of what you are saying as far as people believing everything they hear before trying to verify its credibility, for sure! But while everyone is making a joke about the 'mermaid" or "aquatic ape theory" story and whether its tru or not, governments around the world are killing off animals through testing. People, why isn't the issue of whales and dolphins beaching themselves to death all around the world on any given day, not getting ANY attention? Wake up folks, lets think about trying to help stop these types of mass beachings from happening in our world. Lets also start to look into the recent reports (http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=15269793 which is a CREDIBLE report I might add) of birds just falling from the sky and then discovering that their insides are liquefied in many cases, and all dying of blunt trauma? For those of you who think it was the fireworks, that's a joke. I've been to hundreds of fireworks displays and I've never seen that happen before. If you visit the ABC news link and see this for yourself, wait for the second report that plays afterwards, its not just the one video report of the New Years Eve incident, but several others as well. Unfortunately, there are small 30 second ads in between unfortunately, (but I guess bills have to be paid somehow, right?)This is happening frequently now and in many different states around the United States. I think they are testing these weopons on animals to make sure that they work, pure and simple. It must be some hell of a wepon to be able to kill like it does, AND they have the same type of weapon for the ocean too. Something IS going on folks, and personally, I believe that it is some type of new age weapons testing. Thats what I think this is all about, pure and simple. No government is going to be stupid enough to admit any weapon development, or usage, thats not going to happen, for obvious reasons. (you dont invent a kickass weapon, and then let your enemy know you have it) The U.S. still has enemies today, probably more now than we've ever had in the past, there is more to that program than people know, and I think many people missed the most important point of the program.

Something going on?
Well, if that is the case it has been going on for some considerable time now. Birds have been documented as falling out of the sky for centuries, just as whales have beached themselves for whatever reason throughout history. One day we may find the answer to these things but it wont be weapons testing that;s for sure! :)


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

It's all just a cover up for the navy's secret plan to kill us all with sea monsters. lol Sorry a little humor there. I just find this shows ape evolution theory so hard to swallow.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

Wait a minute, did I approach this thread with the wrong attitude, Is this really being taken seriously?

Did I misread the thread title, it did say 'Mermaids: The body found' didn't it?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

This isn't so far out there as some narrow minded people think...First explain why we as humans can't figure out our own evolution yet we have figured out every other species' evolution, this theory does make more sense than some they have come up with. As for the government cover up...come on people wake up, this would not be the first time in history that our government has gone to great lengths to hide things from the masses...for example Area 51, if there is nothing to those stories than why do they spend so much money on nothing? And as for the secret weapon it's called HAARP, it's in Alaska, it very powerful and can be used many different ways (also been referred to a Tesla's Death Ray) and yes it is very deadly and yes they are experimenting with it causing some very scary and serious things to happen.  And don't think they only experiment on animals...


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

 thirteenjewels, on 13 August 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

This isn't so far out there as some narrow minded people think...First explain why we as humans can't figure out our own evolution yet we have figured out every other species' evolution, this theory does make more sense than some they have come up with. As for the government cover up...come on people wake up, this would not be the first time in history that our government has gone to great lengths to hide things from the masses...for example Area 51, if there is nothing to those stories than why do they spend so much money on nothing? And as for the secret weapon it's called HAARP, it's in Alaska, it very powerful and can be used many different ways (also been referred to a Tesla's Death Ray) and yes it is very deadly and yes they are experimenting with it causing some very scary and serious things to happen.  And don't think they only experiment on animals...

Hi thirteenjewels,

I would look into the content of your post, but it would be much more friendly to say hello and welcome to UM. :)

Edited by Junior Chubb, 13 August 2012 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:34 AM

 thirteenjewels, on 13 August 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

This isn't so far out there as some narrow minded people think...First explain why we as humans can't figure out our own evolution yet we have figured out every other species' evolution, this theory does make more sense than some they have come up with. As for the government cover up...come on people wake up, this would not be the first time in history that our government has gone to great lengths to hide things from the masses...for example Area 51, if there is nothing to those stories than why do they spend so much money on nothing? And as for the secret weapon it's called HAARP, it's in Alaska, it very powerful and can be used many different ways (also been referred to a Tesla's Death Ray) and yes it is very deadly and yes they are experimenting with it causing some very scary and serious things to happen.  And don't think they only experiment on animals...

Hi and welcome.
There are no more birds falling out of the sky or whales beaching themselves than before this HAARP thing came on the scene.  They are natural events which as I stated in a previous post have been occuring throughout history.
Some 'narrow minded' people will put anything down to a government conspiricy that cannot easily be explained,  :)


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

Before completely denouncing the possibility of the existence of "mermaids", you all should at least take a look at another perfectly valid scientific hypothesis, The Aquatic Ape hypothesis. This hypothesis has not been given any credence simply because it has always seemed too outlandish to mainstreamed scientists. No one has given it a thought, and the scientists who have are blacklisted.

There will probably never be proof of any of this, but then again...with all the weird things being found in the oceans and washed up on shores in the last few years...who knows. As for human evolution, there are hobbit-like early humans being found, these little guys looked like what is referred to in fairytales as Gnomes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-432481/Hobbit-like-creature-early-human-species.html

Is it so completely impossible that a tiny branch of human (homo-aquatis:) might have had to adapt to an aquatic environment because of maybe a need of survival? Keep the absurd possibilities open...sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

http://aquaticapehyp...sis.com/aat.htm
http://www.primitivi...aquatic-ape.htm
http://www.ted.com/t...uatic_apes.html
http://aquatic-hypothesis.com/


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

 Amber75, on 14 August 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Before completely denouncing the possibility of the existence of "mermaids", you all should at least take a look at another perfectly valid scientific hypothesis, The Aquatic Ape hypothesis. This hypothesis has not been given any credence simply because it has always seemed too outlandish to mainstreamed scientists. No one has given it a thought, and the scientists who have are blacklisted.

There will probably never be proof of any of this, but then again...with all the weird things being found in the oceans and washed up on shores in the last few years...who knows. As for human evolution, there are hobbit-like early humans being found, these little guys looked like what is referred to in fairytales as Gnomes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-432481/Hobbit-like-creature-early-human-species.html

Is it so completely impossible that a tiny branch of human (homo-aquatis:) might have had to adapt to an aquatic environment because of maybe a need of survival? Keep the absurd possibilities open...sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

http://aquaticapehyp...sis.com/aat.htm
http://www.primitivi...aquatic-ape.htm
http://www.ted.com/t...uatic_apes.html
http://aquatic-hypothesis.com/

I still denounce the possibility of the existence of "Mermaids", and while I'm at it I denounce the "Aquatic ape" theory too.

Keep your open mind though, don't let my opinions cloud your judgement. :)

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