arentol: We discover new organisms every day. Admittedly they are usually incredibly small or very deep in the ocean or the most impassible jungle, but we still keep finding them. Who knows, maybe this will actually find something new.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.
taurusowner: The research probably won't find bigfoot, but I bet it will find something very neat and unknown. Even now, there's a ton of stuff out there we have no idea about. Wasn't there a fark article last year about some expedition finding a bunch of new species, like some blue spider or something?
fusillade762: I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here!
Cpl.D: I have a hypothesis about 'footers, kooks, and other pseudo-scientists.I think it's an issue with wanting to be respected. These kooks see the respect actual scientists and doctors get, and they crave it. They want it badly. But not badly enough to do the years and years of hard work to actually get to that level. They want the respect, but they're lazy.So they become kooks. Any idiot can become a "bigfoot expert". You watch some blurry bigfoot videos, you learn how to make your own plaster casts, ensure you can't properly identify animal hair, join footer boards on the 'net, and print out a GED in bigfoot expertise. Boom, done. You're now a bigfoot expert. You've found the shortest pillar to climb, and when you get to the top, you get to bask in the applause of the very limited bigfoot believer crowd. It's just a shame you'll never contribute anything worthwhile, other than a footnote in historical texts about cults.
2 Replies: I know it's a joke, but I've met someone who made similar statements and was 100% serious.They failed to understand that being a "scientist" is a extremely vague title, and just because someone is a professional in one scientific field doesn't mean he/she could work in another.It was a surreal moment, that when they expressed that they thought I as (computer) scientist should spend time focusing on curing cancer. I suspect the mindset isn't unique.It took a while for them to understand that not all scientists are in a field even remotely capable of assisting in creating a cure, so getting upset that any scientist chooses to research an unrelated field is pretty pointless and immature.
Coelacanth: As the resident cryptozoologist here, I'd like to say one thing: THERE'S NO FARKING BIGFOOT!/So many other possibilities out there, and this hairy SOB gets all the attention (and grants).
Satanic_Hamster: I, for one, can't believe that Obama has reassigned all the scientists working on cancer, HIV, and poverty to Bigfoot research. Hope and change indeed.
Shyla: Every single thing that happens they say "Bigfoots are known to do that" or "that is exactly what Bigfoot does" - like they know so much about an animal that has never been seen, caught, studied, etc.
Hector Remarkable: This is absolutely ridiculous, since Bigfoot has anti-blimp-detection technology that he received from the Ant People.
fusillade762: I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside.
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