The Millions Year War (Man vs Dragon)

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Vsauce2 : Far away in the twilight time Of every people, in every clime, Dragons and griffins and monsters dire, Born of water, and air, and fire, Or nursed, like the Python, in the mud And ooze of the old Deucalion flood, Crawl and wriggle and foam with rage, Through dusk tradition and ballad age. -John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Double-Headed Snake of Newbury”

James Burgess : Why play a PS4, when you can play push the heavy log!

Tiago Seiler : "Phalus means wiener" This is the type of fact I come here to learn!

kait worden : So... Humans unknowingly created a mythical creature based on instinct? Nice

Nelson Watson : Hands down, this is the best episode of VSauce2 I've watched. I was so moved, I had to watch it twice. Thank you for the knowledge and the perspective.

FSAPO : Meanwhile my 8 year old ball python is sleeping like a baby as usual and gets scared when I present her with food too suddenly. I have to be slow or else she curls into a ball and hides!

Caulron : >we've gone from being afraid of dragons to wanting them as anime waifus thanks Internet

Kevin Verstegen : What would a monkey do when they see a dragon? Curious... Tree, Bushes or thin branch......

Abyaz Karim : 12:57 No, I am the Dovakihn, The Dragonborn....

Brian Frichette : Umm, spoiler alert on The Reluctant Dragon 😂

TASHHHH : It makes sense that friendly dragons would arise in art during a time when our relationship with nature has changed from being its prey to being able to understand it with technology, see the value in it, and try to protect the last lions, sharks, eagles, and snakes from being completely wiped out.

UsernameRedacted : "Phallus means weiner" should be on a T-Shirt or something, because that really got to me. shows how complex my sense of humor is

Paul Alexandru Velcea : You forgot to say the most undisputed scientific fact that DRAGONS ARE AWESOME!

Fred the Sloth : So if the dragon is a mashup of our oldest enemies, the Xenomorph from Alien surely is its modern version, mashing up our newer fears. Lets face it: elongated (and very phallic) head symbolizing superior intelligence, long pointed tail with which it practically rapes you to death, heightened senses, comes out of the dark, and an exoskeleton that not only makes it very insect like but also practically untouchable. Plus: It's from a different planet with the ability to kill everyone. Of course thats no surprise, it was consciously designed to scare the audience of our time, where as the dragon was subconsciously thought up and its image improved through history by trying to make it even scarier with each iteration of storytelling. What we're basically comparing here is man made evolution (of an imaginary creature) vs. intelligent design (of an imaginary creature). So which one scares you more? Or rather: Are you more scared of the Alien than a midieval peasant was of dragons?

WeeSmackyJim : Would reptilian conspiracies also be an example?

Daniel : Didn't eastern lore have benevolent dragons for much longer than western? It seems a fair sized gap to leave out discussion of eastern dragons and their import.

Bob Job : Holy shit! Rishloo on a vsauce video!

robotoda2000 : Wow, you guys used a Rishloo song, such a great band!

Kubongaming : Daily dose of educational sauce

Kai Widman : 11:00-11:12... What a sentence! That was written so eloquently. Bravo!

Daniel Shockey : Nietzsche's quote was "He who fights with monsters should look to it that himself does not become a monster... when your gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you"

Rwilliams : Google 'Y ddraig aur' the rampant gold dragon is an ancient Welsh image worn by Owain Glyndwr.. which is similar to the shield and armour youu're wearing

XenesiZ : Push the Heavy Log was my childhood!. Now all you kids play, is that Minecraft and five nights at whatever games. Man if only you kids knew the good old days of gaming.

seasong : Quetzalcoatl is THICC

Dauphin Miller : Phallic means wiener

Shane Lash : RISHLOO YESS!!!!!

CaHOOTS : After reading HTTYD, I just want to believe dragons are a real thing lol.

Dat random dude : ...And so,Trogdor was created.

Spoop : Who the hell needs Smash Bros, when you can PUSH A LOG!? YEAH!

ThePembroke : Welp there's no dragons in Canada!😂

Burly D : Cool video, I always assumed Dragons were Dinosaur fossils, especially the Chinese dragons which were basically described as meteors when landing on Earth.


ok : It's memetics. Dragons are instinctively compelling, and therefore spread more than other fictional monsters. This is why they're so common.

Overton : I bet "push the log" had DLC.

Patrick Simmons : but.. in eastern philosophies dragons are wise and humble god like beings, not seen as ruthless killers as primal, fear based instinct would expect

Madars : Looked like he was fingering the poor dragon.

ELITERgamersUK : Someone's been watching Jordan Peterson videos.

ChannelX24 : Toothless...

LazerLord10 : "The reluctant Dragon" sounds an awful lot similar to the basic premise of "How to Train your Dragon". Hmmm...

CBgames : 1:15 lucoa is that you

Vix Hacks : Anyone read The Flight of Dragons - hypothetical natural history book about how dragons could have existed, flown, bred, etc - fantastic read!

Erik Uden : This is my new favorite video on the entire platform...

RaginPlayer : Stupid snakes ate my hairy rat like super ancient ancestor

Alex Van Sant : you know thinking about it, the one time a snake snuck up on me and scared me. I was already 5 feet in the air before i even realized what was going on lmao. I don't think i ever reacted to anything so fast.

Quadrunner : Don't knock push that log till you try it. Its awesome! Humanity evolved pushing the log. I think the repetitiveness and the bees (Boss) were the inspiration for making the primitive video games so damn hard.

Justin Reaux : 11:00 that was a hell of a sentience

Onderod : "Quetzalcoatl was the god of wisdom and life" **IS EATING A PERSON ALIVE**

Akshat Bajpai : What i learnt from this:- "Phallus means Weiner"!!!

Victor Trinh : No one is going to see this.... But FAAAAAAIIIIIIIIYYYAAAA EMMMMMMBBBBBUUUUUREEEEEEMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

Chase Hicks : Speaking of "Fairytales" seems the elusive Vsauce channels have finally fallen into myth and legend. Theses guys Upload NEW Video buttons must have fallen off their keyboards... Yeah.. that's it.