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!

Edward Jones : 3000 B.C.- We must respect the dragon! 1000 A.D.- We must kill the dragon! 1300 A.D.- We must thank the dragon! 1600 A.D.- We must observe the dragon! 1800 A.D.- We must befriend the dragon! 2017 A.D.- We must lewd the dragon! (Lucoa is best waifu!)

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!

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

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....

J Taylor : I wonder what kid of DLC "Push the Heavy Log had"

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

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

Brad Saint George : 9:23 WOOHOO that's my great grandpa he's talking about!

The Jamaican Vernacular : I bet "push the log" had DLC.

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?

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

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

Jan Šinkovec : The reluctant dragon seems like a really cool childrens story! Thats a book im going to read to my kids, although i wouldnt want them to stop fearing snakes, raptors or leopards ...

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!

Johnny Luken : But Humans dont have a deep fear for eagles or even leopards. Fear for snakes can be explained exclusively by their venomous nature, but even thats dwarved by the near universal repulsion towards spiders; who dont kill as many people.

Kubongaming : Daily dose of educational sauce

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

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.

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

Dauphin Miller : Phallic means wiener

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

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

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

Shane Lash : RISHLOO YESS!!!!!

RebeccaS1231 : So why do dragons breathe fire?

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.

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

seasong : Quetzalcoatl is THICC

Madars : Looked like he was fingering the poor dragon.

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


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

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

ELITERgamersUK : Someone's been watching Jordan Peterson videos.

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"

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

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.

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

ChannelX24 : Toothless...

CBgames : 1:15 lucoa is that you

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.