Married Bachelors And Mermaids
All ideas, according to Plato,
everything that is possible,
ought to exist in the real world, too.
The philosophy of plenitude presumes
that thoughts and ideas manifest themselves
also in the actual physical universe.
So can married bachelors roam around
whistling happily somewhere?
This would be hardly plausible,
because the idea of a married bachelor
is nonsensical poppycock.
Yes, smiles a philosopher,
but the real world is loaded with nonsense
and the idea of a married bachelor
found its way already to books,
as well as to the internet,
and these things are real.
Mermaids love married bachelors.
But do mermaids really exist?
Well, in the light of the principleof plenitude,
Also, ask Homer.
In the Odyssey he says, among other things,
that half human, half fish sirens,
or mermaids, serve as wives
of sea dragons in the Far-East.
In any case,
throughout recorded history
there were many sightings of mermaids.
Columbus saw them, too.
Sailing in the winter of 1493
near Dominica, he noticed 3 mermaids.
However, what the explorer had envisaged
were probably manatees,
which are also known as sea cows.
Another famous mermaid report came
from sea captain John Smith,
who settled in Jamestown.
In 1614 Captain Smith
observed a mermaid
off the coast of Newfoundland.
Did he also see a sea cow?