It's good to know and hard to hear: There is no scientific evidence of mermaids.
Is life worth living without mermaids and unicorns, wizards and dragons, leprechauns and Santa Claus, God and the Devil, hope and belief ...?
It may sound silly, but I'm pretty serious.
Wouldn't it be a serious degradation of our 'quality of life,' a descent into the dulling doldrums, and a fate, in one sense, worse than death?
You go ahead and think what you like: I'm keeping my dragons.