Mermaid Body Found? Discovery Channel Re-Airs Program Sparking Debate (Full Video)

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By Daniel Blake , Christian Post Contributor
July 17, 2012|9:04 am

The two hour documentary "Mermaids: The Body Found" which aired on Animal Planet in May, has been re-aired on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, and has caused another huge stir.

  • After being aired on Animal Planet in May, the two-hour long “Mermaids: The Body Found” enticed viewers once again Sunday night on the Discovery Channel. The documentary-style science fiction program has managed to garner a lot of attention and has convin
    (Photo: Animal Planet/Screenshot)
    After being aired on Animal Planet in May, the two-hour long “Mermaids: The Body Found” enticed viewers once again Sunday night on the Discovery Channel. The documentary-style science fiction program has managed to garner a lot of attention and has convinced viewers to consider whether mermaids had ever existed.

The program, however, is just a documentary-style science fiction program, but that has not stopped thousands of people from instantly believing that mermaids do in fact exist.

"Mermaids: The Body Found" was just a fictional account put together in a documentary format telling the story of a mermaid's body being found. However, many have failed to realize the account was just fictional and immediately believed a real mermaid had been found.

See Full Video of "Mermaids: The Body Found" HERE

Social networks have been lit up with discussions on the topic and thousands have argued whether mermaids are real or not.

It is believed by some that the show's description was purposely made obscure to cause such a misunderstanding. In the description the program makers acknowledge that the content was science fiction, but also added that the content was "based on some real life events." This caused a debate over which parts of the program were real and which were made up.

The Discovery Channel described the show stating: "What if there's a kernel of truth behind the legend of this mythic creature? Is the idea of mermaids really so far-fetched? Maybe so, maybe not. The show itself, though science fiction, is based on some real events and scientific theory."

However, the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has previously clarified the confusion, releasing a statement on its site stating that "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."

See Full Video of "Mermaids: The Body Found" by Clicking Here

However, despite the clear statement the Discovery Channel has enjoyed the debate it has created and has gone further to spark discussion. The channel has stated:

IF...
It's a fact that polar bears evolved from the brown bear, categorized now as full-fledged marine mammals...
THEN...
Is it possible that apes split off from terrestrial apes millions of years ago (due to coastal flooding) and retreated into the water, evolving into aquatic creatures somewhat related to humans?
IF...
Human babies instinctively hold their breath when placed under water before they walk - something baby primates can't do...
THEN...
Were humans ever capable of having an aquatic state?
IF...
Dolphins seem to have a unique kinship with humans and possess a learned trait of cooperatively hunting with humans...
THEN...
Is it possible dolphins learned to hunt with humans because they have a memory of cooperatively hunting with mermaids, a species that closely resembles us?
IF...
New species of whales (the largest sea mammals) have only been detected within the past two decades...
THEN...
Is it possible that we haven't discovered every creature and that if massive whales haven't been discovered until recently, it answers why we haven't been able to detect mermaids yet?
IF...
Ancient, disparate civilizations have described the mermaid without having any communication with other cultures...
THEN...
Isn't there a kernel of truth beneath the legend?

See Full Video of "Mermaids: The Body Found" HERE


 

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