Mythical Evolution

AlienSyfy
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October 15th, 2013, 11:27 pm #1

Animal Planet has now made documentaries on the evolution of Dragons and Mermaids. How might other supposed mythical creatures evolve in real life, say Ogres, Elves or Fairies?
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Dragonthunders
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October 15th, 2013, 11:35 pm #2

well, actually those documentaries as they were not very realistic about the biology of dragons and mermaids.
supposedly elves would another race of humans, ogres, could be hominids and fairies would have to be vertebrates, but not related to mammals.
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October 15th, 2013, 11:53 pm #3

So, if Fairies are vertebrates but not mammals, what could they be?
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October 15th, 2013, 11:57 pm #4

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Dragonthunders
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October 16th, 2013, 12:07 am #5

I think it would have to be something non-humanoid
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October 16th, 2013, 1:40 am #6

Dragontunders, why would they have to be non-humanoid? If you're going for mythological accuracy, they'd have to be humanoid in appearance. Otherwise, why call them faeries?

And AlienSyfy, faeries in general are not really all that plausible in the first place, so coming up with a realistic, believable evolutionary history would be difficult, to say the least.

And things like Magic: the Gathering card art is not necessarily the best place to to for biologically plausible creatures, particularly the Lorwyn cards. They may look cool, but that doesn't mean they make sense.
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October 16th, 2013, 2:04 am #7

might have to have a humanoid silhouette, but up close should not be
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October 16th, 2013, 8:07 pm #8

Why is this in my sub-forum?
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October 16th, 2013, 9:31 pm #9

dialforthedevil wrote:Why is this in my sub-forum?
Perhaps AlienSyFy misunderstood the "Fantasy" part of the title.
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October 18th, 2013, 12:22 am #10

dialforthedevil wrote:Why is this in my sub-forum?
Run for the hills!

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