Friday, October 27, 2006

Vampires cannot exist

Do vampires exist? Yes? No? The answer to this age old question is finally answered thanks to mathematics! A researcher using simple math reveals that it is not mathematically possible for vampires to exist. From LiveScience.com:
Legend has it that vampires feed on human blood and once bitten a person turns into a vampire and starts feasting on the blood of others.

Efthimiou's debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on.

If mortality rates were taken into consideration, the population would disappear much faster. Even an unrealistically high reproduction rate couldn't counteract this effect.
Someone please give him a Nobel Prize.

9 comments:

Rickie said...

I don't need math to tell me vampires are just imaginary creatures.

Myra Leong said...

Vampires don't exist? Then how come I go around looking for blood every night? Kekekeke.

ediiie said...

wat kinda researcher does work on vampires?

primus said...

vampires exist! ask anne rice.

GeekGod said...

Wow! Myra Leong is a vampire. Come bite me!!!

Shy said...

Myra: How come you never told me? Show me your fangs next time kie babe?

Anonymous said...

eddie: vampire researcher =Op

Slyer said...

Clearly the research is flawed. Not all vampires are like that...oh, and what about those horrid Vampire Slayers!

Beth said...

That's not correct as if you're bitten by a vampire, you only turn into a vampire if you aren't sucked dry. If you are sucked try you die just like any human, and to be bitten and not sucked dry is very rare. I don't know how often vampires need to eat, but when they do eat they generally don't leave a vampire behind - just a corpse.

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