Copyright 2019 by Gary L. Pullman
Are you afraid of vampires?
Do you sleep with a cross or a crucifix around your neck?
Does your house (and your breath) smell like garlic?
Do you keep a bottle of holy water on hand?
Are you careful to be home by dark every day?
Could an unsuspecting guest stumble upon a few wooden stakes and a mallet stashed in your dresser?
If so, you need not fear bloodsucking dead people any longer!
A scientist has come to the rescue with a mathematical proof against the possibility of the existence of vampires!
University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou starts with the human population on January 1, 1600, which was 536,870,911. On this day, the first vampire appears and bites one person each month. On the first day of February, there are two bloodsucking freaks. On March 1, 1600, there are four vampires. In 2.5 years, there are no more humans to feed on, because everyone on the planet has been turned into a vampire! There's no food left for the bloodsuckers, so they die of starvation. (On the downside, there are no more people, either.)
Not even doubling the human birthrate (if such a gambit were possible) could save the human species, Dr. Efthimiou says: “In the long run, humans cannot survive under these conditions, even if our population were doubling each month. And doubling is clearly way beyond the human capacity of reproduction.”
So, there you have it, thanks to Professor Efthimiou: there's no need to fear the existence of vampires. If there were, both vampires and humans would have disappeared in mid-1603. Since we humans, at least, are still here, there obviously are no such things as vampires.
For some folks, ghosts are scary phenomena, too, but there's no need to worry about these spectral beings, either, another scientist says.
Dr. Brian Cox, a physicist, has proved there aren't any ghosts, either. If they did exist, they'd be entities of pure energy, since, by definition, they're incorporeal. According to the second law of thermodynamics, energy is always “lost to heat”; therefore, ghosts, as beings of pure energy, would soon drift apart and cease to exist.