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#1 lbifly

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Posted June 01 2012 - 7:06 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen

Last night i watched a two hour program on the discovery channel about the discover of mermaid remains. There were many parts of the program such as the camera phone video being fake, but then again if the military gets involved and your visas get revoked you must be onto something. Another reason for believing this is the scientist were very genuine and if the had the hard evidence and sonar recordings why couldn't there be a new species? Is it so far fetched? The ocean is massive, there are depths that we will most likely never explore and species we will never find. Evolution created us so why not a relative that thrived in the ocean? The ancient culture is there to back it up and so are the modern sightings. Im not asking for a huge debate lol just opinions.

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Posted June 01 2012 - 7:35 AM

Don't you think with modern technology, better evidence could be found?


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Posted June 01 2012 - 7:58 AM


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Good morning ladies and gentlemen
Last night i watched a two hour program on the discovery channel about the discover of mermaid remains. There were many parts of the program such as the camera phone video being fake, but then again if the military gets involved and your visas get revoked you must be onto something. Another reason for believing this is the scientist were very genuine and if the had the hard evidence and sonar recordings why couldn't there be a new species? Is it so far fetched? The ocean is massive, there are depths that we will most likely never explore and species we will never find. Evolution created us so why not a relative that thrived in the ocean? The ancient culture is there to back it up and so are the modern sightings. Im not asking for a huge debate lol just opinions.
Enjoy the beautiful weather
Alex



This is almost the same as the Bigfoot Debate. Lots of evidence, but no one can prove if it is real evidence or hoax evidence..... 



 



I watched this also. To much Hollywood, I think they could have done a better job if the "scientists" do have factual proof.



 



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Posted June 01 2012 - 8:04 AM

was on animal planet on Sunday - wasn't sure what to make of it - they do UFO shows on this kind of thing with decommissioned personnel as well - I need to see a corpse or a bathing beauty for myself first

also - in terms of evolution: I think we came from the ocean - we didn't "go back and grow fins - maybe a group of semi aquatic animals "partially stayed" in the ocean (like mud skippers


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Posted June 01 2012 - 8:41 AM


The oceans cover nearly 75% of the entire world.  We, as humans, always think we know everything, and have discovered everything there is to be discovered.  100 years ago, our scientists made fun of the African natives who spoke/drew/told stories about gorillas.  We considered gorillas a "natives myth".  Hell we're still finding new islands, to this day.  Still discovering new species every year all across the globe.  I watched the program as well, I don't know one way or another.  It was very "hollywoodized", some of it was very fictional(imo), other parts, were possible. 



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Posted June 01 2012 - 8:43 AM

i watched this also, and let's just say that Animal Planet knows how to spin a good yarn. evidence of a mermaid-like species with human intelligence, who wouldn't be interested?

the only problem i have with the program is that, even with the lone disclaimer stating that the show was basically purely speculative, they presented it in the form of a seemingly designed-to-deceive documentary. The way they never truly clarified between dramatization and actual footage/actual scientists/actual evidence was downright dishonest, especially taking into account that Animal Planet typically airs programs revealing the world around us in an objective, factual manner. but if they had not lied, and instead attempted to legitimately explore the idea of mermaids by weighing the different possibilities and gathering the opinions of real experts, they wouldnt have a show because it'd be so very obvious that mermaids didn't exist, regardless of how much we want them to.

while it was entertaining (and that's part of the point), Animal Planet will lose credibility if it goes on like this.

i'd also like to add that the cg cinematics were a lot of fun, especially the one where the merman purposely cuts himself and leaves a bloodtrail in the water to lead megalodon away from his pod and young ones, "who must be protected at all costs". lol.



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Posted June 01 2012 - 9:05 AM

Here is your evidence!

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Posted June 01 2012 - 9:08 AM

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Posted June 01 2012 - 9:09 AM

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Posted June 01 2012 - 10:03 AM

What if they are already among us, and can hide their mermaid-ness when out of the water... hmmm?

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Posted June 01 2012 - 10:10 AM


I watched this show thinking they would show us something we didn't know... but, it was BS most of the filming and we already know about these conspiracy stuff... NOTHING NEW. 



 



I wasted 2 hours whereas i would get the same or even more info if I were to google mermaids.  One thing that piss me off the most about animal planet is the freaking commercials.  I mean the show probably aired a total of 40 minutes and the rest were commercials which bored me to death and they are the same ads over and over again. 



 



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Posted June 01 2012 - 10:16 AM


I saw that show also, and I thought it was well produced and very entertaining. I also like watching specials on UFO's, Bigfoot, Nessy, and the Jersey Devil (not the hockey guys).   There are plenty of critters out there that are very good at staying away from people, and plenty of wild  places that have not been commercially exploited beyond repair, that I would like to think, sure, it's possible.  But not likely, not likely at all.  Suspicious circumstances and "documented" cases all make very good stories, but in today's media, there is such a blurred line between "news" and "journalism" and "entertainment", so that anything can be presented as convincingly "real". Use your own best judgement, rely on your education and experience, and doubt everything.


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Posted June 01 2012 - 12:36 PM

This is almost the same as the Bigfoot Debate. Lots of evidence, but no one can prove if it is real evidence or hoax evidence..... 

I watched this also. To much Hollywood, I think they could have done a better job if the "scientists" do have factual proof.

My Opinion is 99% no 1% yes. But if someone wanted to pay me a boat load of money to go looking for one, I'M IN !!!


Mike, if your lookin for a crew... IM IN!!!


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Posted June 01 2012 - 12:47 PM

Is that why there are beer can plugs? To catch Merman?

What about mermaids, perhaps Gucci / Prada / Coach can come together and make a plug :D



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Posted June 01 2012 - 12:51 PM


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Mike, if your lookin for a crew... IM IN!!!



Do you think we could get Shimano or G-Loomis to sponsor us? I mean....What top manufacturer wouldn't want to have their equipment catch the first mermaid?