Okay, in response to each of your reasons, Rasah:Rasah wrote:I voted "Yes" for a few reasons.
1 - Weird stuff is real. The world does not exist quite as we believe it to. The fact that you can use two mathematical truths to prove that 1=2 is a fantastic example. There was also a time in which we were positive that the atom was the smallest thing in existence. This doesn't begin to be enough to make one believe in werewolves however it is enough to make one open to the idea that our reasons why they cannot exist aren't as absolute as they may seem which means that it may be possible for werewolves to exist outside our tiny sphere of understanding.
2 - World-wide agreement. There are myths about werewolves and like creatures all over the world. Again, not enough to act as evidence but enough to make one wonder if there is a reason beyond "people turning into animals makes for way cool myths."
3 - "Belief." Belief is merely an opinion which is not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. An opinion is simply a personal idea, which is why it doesn't have to be valid to anyone else.
I fully acknowledge that there's nothing in there to make most other people believe in werewolves, however between my spiritual convictions, personal theories, and life experiences, it's enough for me to believe.
1. Most of us on here don't insist that they can't exist; we just state the facts as we see them. The only conclusion most have drawn from this is that it's extremely unlikely. The possibility is still there though, and I hope that most of us are open to it. Also, our sphere of understanding isn't as small as it may seem; science is constantly learning more every waking minute of every day, with a pretty large, reliable stockpile of information already behind it.
2. This argument demonstrates the fallacy of appeal to belief. Like you said, not enough to act as evidence, but yes, it does make one wonder.
3. Belief is a sensitive subject, so I'm not going to be the one to put it under scrutiny. Just be careful.
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