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(Time)   Because cancer, HIV, and poverty have all been cured, scientists have moved on to solve the most enduring mystery of our time and prove the existence of Sasquatch   (newsfeed.time.com ) divider line
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2012-11-12 12:31:42 AM  
This picture is the only proof I need that they exist.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-12 12:32:17 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-12 12:34:08 AM  
Poverty can be cured scientifically?
 
2012-11-12 12:34:10 AM  
This is absolutely ridiculous, since Bigfoot has anti-blimp-detection technology that he received from the Ant People.
 
2012-11-12 12:34:32 AM  
In order to achieve his goal,though, Meldrum needs to raise $300,000-plus in private donations


Good luck with that Kickstarter, buddy.
 
2012-11-12 12:35:55 AM  
Actually, a lingering wildlife-studying thermal camera might find some interesting nature stuff overall. You might find thermal blips where people never go and find there's 3000 of a species believed to be endangered wandering around, but never know about.

Or it could be a complete waste of time. You never know.

Provided your tech is good. In truth thermal cameras do have limitations. Blimps can't handle tough weather conditions either, and are really difficult to bring home and hangar, especially on short notice. Storm coming in, well, it'll take 3 hours to bring the blimp home, if the wind is already blowing by then it'll be impossible to land, and it could be forced down and destroyed if left in the storm. The US Navy tried blimps in the 30's, both of them (Macon and Akron) were destroyed by storms.
 
2012-11-12 12:36:59 AM  
bigfootresearchuk.com
 
2012-11-12 12:37:21 AM  
Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.
 
2012-11-12 12:38:09 AM  

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.


A new organism in the deepest depths of the ocean or a small monkey discovered in the impassible jungle still isn't an 8 foot tall walking monkey that only drunk stupid people have claimed seeing.
 
2012-11-12 12:39:06 AM  
There are two kinds of people; those who believe I'm sasquatch, and those who live on earth.
 
2012-11-12 12:40:13 AM  
I watched the Zapruder film life 200 times and I still don't see any farking bigfoot.
 
2012-11-12 12:40:36 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.


I laughed pretty hard at this.

Well done.
 
2012-11-12 12:40:59 AM  
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?
 
2012-11-12 12:41:20 AM  
Bunk! Bunk, I say! Bring me a bag full of Bigfoot's droppings or shut up!
 
2012-11-12 12:42:10 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.


A story about a guy who is a joke among people who are themselves jokes and yet Time wonders why their relevance goes down a little every year. I wonder how long until they have to go the Newsweek route and at least stop killing trees to distribute their useless claptrap.
 
2012-11-12 12:42:19 AM  
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!
 
2012-11-12 12:42:42 AM  
FTA : There's two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe Bigfoot is real, and those who don't.

There must be some Bigfoot agnostics out there as well.

So there are three kinds of people in the world.
 
2012-11-12 12:43:03 AM  

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?


Yes, because a spider is just like finding an 8 foot tall biped.
 
2012-11-12 12:43:52 AM  
How much squash has Sasquatch squashed, if Sasquatch has squashed squash?
 
2012-11-12 12:46:34 AM  

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?


With the kind of thermal camera one can afford with the leftovers of $300K after building a blimp? They're not going to discover shait. They're going to find some unexplained orange streaks (or whatever color they use to designate heat) and claim that they're too big/too hot/too cool/moving too fast/whatever to be anything other than bigfoot. I guarantee it.
 
2012-11-12 12:49:27 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.


This is funny all on its own.

Imagine being ridiculed by such a community.
 
2012-11-12 12:49:37 AM  
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).
 
2012-11-12 12:49:47 AM  
I'm over here, guys.

Yeesh.

How hard was that?
 
2012-11-12 12:52:13 AM  

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!


Too funny.
 
2012-11-12 12:52:33 AM  

"Goony goo goo."


www.examiner.com

 
2012-11-12 12:53:00 AM  
In the end they shoot him. But he teaches us about things.
 
2012-11-12 12:59:25 AM  
images.starpulse.com
 
2012-11-12 01:02:05 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-12 01:04:08 AM  

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.


The retirement and health benefits are pretty sweet, though. Also, you can't beat the hours.
 
2012-11-12 01:05:12 AM  

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.


Say "hi" to your mom for me.
 
2012-11-12 01:06:17 AM  
I hate to rain on the Fark tagline, but HIV IS almost cured.
Oh, Canada....
 
2012-11-12 01:07:32 AM  

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).


It's true. The only sort of pro- or crypto-zoologist I can think of is yourself.
 
2012-11-12 01:09:13 AM  
So anthropologists should be spending their time trying to cure cancer and AIDS? I wouldn't want to be on one of those drug trials. Also: scientists are supposed to be curing poverty? I think scientists should focus on curing subby's twitishness. Still, I doubt we should be enlisting anthropologists for that.

I hope you be trollin', yo, otherwise you might ought to go get fresh with a carrot or something.
 
2012-11-12 01:12:14 AM  
I once asked a Bigfoot nut how come no skeletons had ever been found. He said "they are cannibals."
That's pretty much when I gave up. You honestly believe you know enough about them to know they are cannibals but can't prove they exist? Yea, ok.

That's like that Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet. The hoakiest show known to man. 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.

Phooey.
 
2012-11-12 01:13:59 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-12 01:15:43 AM  
I do think there's a Squatch in these woods...
 
2012-11-12 01:16:08 AM  

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!


You ought to at least give credit where it's due. Click for Mitch.
 
2012-11-12 01:18:35 AM  

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.


It's ridiculous. Only the libtards would waste so much taxpayer money on such bunk. I hope Senator Coburn puts this in the waste book for next year.
 
2012-11-12 01:19:08 AM  
FTA: Barnes pitched the idea to Meldrum and the two are now collaborating on what they've called the Falcon Project - a remote-controlled airship they hope will take flight next spring, sweeping remote wilderness areas for proof of Bigfoot's existence.

Find Bigfoot with the Hindenburg? My GOD, it's BRILLIANT! o.o
 
2012-11-12 01:21:00 AM  
And, rather ironically, it turns out his feet are very, very small.
 
2012-11-12 01:21:00 AM  
Yeah, good luck with that. You might want to ask yourself what bigfoot evolved from before wasting money.
 
2012-11-12 01:22:07 AM  

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.


My personal favorite, "That's classic bigfoot mating behavior!"
 
2012-11-12 01:28:05 AM  
Because there is only one generic pool of "scientists" in the world, and clearly those looking for Sasquatch would be otherwise fully productive oncologists if just given the chance.
 
2012-11-12 01:29:15 AM  
img204.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-12 01:31:50 AM  
Everybody knows Steve Austin chased the last Sasquatch back on to its UFO, where it promptly flew back to the stars..
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-12 01:34:23 AM  
Will they also have an army of dogs with talking collars whilst they track the mysterious beasts?
 
2012-11-12 01:36:39 AM  

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.


And there ya go.
 
2012-11-12 01:36:39 AM  

i721.photobucket.com
Not amused.

 
2012-11-12 01:38:00 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.


HAHA there's a bigfoot "community"....I bet those board meetings are fun.
 
2012-11-12 01:39:12 AM  

jaerik: Because there is only one generic pool of "scientists" in the world, and clearly those looking for Sasquatch would be otherwise fully productive oncologists if just given the chance.


Hurm.... You're not new around here, so you maybe are just poor and don't have an Internet connection very often, miss all the memes.

Tell ya what: if we ever meet, I'll spring for a round so you can put that money toward buying more tubes and catch up.
 
2012-11-12 01:39:48 AM  
www.atariarchives.org

Approves (obscure?)
 
2012-11-12 01:42:56 AM  
Perhaps they should take some Jack Links beef jerky,
 
2012-11-12 01:44:07 AM  

fat boy: I do think there's a Squatch in these woods...


What about the R.O.U.S.es?
 
2012-11-12 01:46:53 AM  
actually Sasquatch's tears contain enzymes that will cure all of these ailments
 
2012-11-12 01:49:31 AM  
Who knows, Subby, maybe desiccated Bigfoot penis will turn out to be a cure for cancer. Worth a try.
 
2012-11-12 01:50:42 AM  

MyNameIsMofuga: I watched the Zapruder film life 200 times and I still don't see any farking bigfoot.


Did you look back and to the left?
 
2012-11-12 01:57:23 AM  
I'm an authentic Bigfoot scientician, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-11-12 01:58:03 AM  
How could anyone deny the existence of Bigfoot?

trucksimages.com
 
2012-11-12 01:58:42 AM  

Shyla: I once asked a Bigfoot nut how come no skeletons had ever been found. He said "they are cannibals."
That's pretty much when I gave up. You honestly believe you know enough about them to know they are cannibals but can't prove they exist? Yea, ok.

That's like that Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet. The hoakiest show known to man. 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.

Phooey.


Dont knock it, my 7 year old thinks its excellent satire.

I wouldn't stress about it if I were addicted to squatch. Eventually DHS will have a predator drone over every square mile of North America, a fully loaded squatch will look like a terrorist humping a backpack full of explosives across the border. Proof is proof even if its been shredded by a hell-fire missile.
 
2012-11-12 02:07:25 AM  

Shrinkwrap: I'm an authentic Bigfoot scientician, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net


"A 'scientician', you say? Please go on."
 
2012-11-12 02:08:14 AM  
I think the real story is that Time Magazine doesn't know what a scientist is.
 
2012-11-12 02:10:19 AM  
How do the promoters explain how there can be just one Bigfoot?
Doesn't he need at least a mama and a wife?
 
2012-11-12 02:15:49 AM  

Apos: In order to achieve his goal,though, Meldrum needs to raise $300,000-plus in private donations


Good luck with that Kickstarter, buddy.


c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com

Who's gonna fund that?

THESE GUYS, baby!! 

/it's just that we're not comfortable being a power trio, man!!
 
2012-11-12 02:30:01 AM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: 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!

You ought to at least give credit where it's due. Click for Mitch.


Yeah, I should have attributed it. My bad.
 
2012-11-12 02:35:26 AM  

Oznog: Actually, a lingering wildlife-studying thermal camera might find some interesting nature stuff overall. You might find thermal blips where people never go and find there's 3000 of a species believed to be endangered wandering around, but never know about.

Or it could be a complete waste of time. You never know.

Provided your tech is good. In truth thermal cameras do have limitations. Blimps can't handle tough weather conditions either, and are really difficult to bring home and hangar, especially on short notice. Storm coming in, well, it'll take 3 hours to bring the blimp home, if the wind is already blowing by then it'll be impossible to land, and it could be forced down and destroyed if left in the storm. The US Navy tried blimps in the 30's, both of them (Macon and Akron) were destroyed by storms.


Those were rigid airships, not blimps.
 
2012-11-12 03:05:13 AM  
Everyone knows that Sasquatch is playing hop scotch in the tree crotch stealing wrist watches. All of the mounties in the counties has Sasquatch in their most wanted list.

/Obscure?
//I think not.
 
2012-11-12 03:19:46 AM  

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!


I don't know why but that made me think of the Jonny Quest invisible electricity monster. Hated that thing so much!
 
2012-11-12 04:24:48 AM  

Shyla: I once asked a Bigfoot nut how come no skeletons had ever been found. He said "they are cannibals."
That's pretty much when I gave up. You honestly believe you know enough about them to know they are cannibals but can't prove they exist? Yea, ok.

That's like that Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet. The hoakiest show known to man. 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.

Phooey.


Yeah, sigh.

Look, let's assume there are bigfoots, or some similar animal. The latest they can possibly have come from Europe is 12,000 years ago; or, if they evolved here, they've had to have been here even longer. But let's say for argument's sake they are no more recent than 12,000 years. We know a LOT about many many animals that lived 12,000 years ago, including very small ones, ones that ate other animals, and ones that ate each other. We know what they evolved from, and into. We even know what they shat out--there's a whole subdiscipline that studies fossilized feces.

In short, if there were bigfoots, EVEN IF THEY ATE EACH OTHER, they'd have left SOME trace behind by now--and yet absolutely nothing has been found. Nothing. Not even fossil poop. They just don't exist. It would be fun if they did, but they don't. Unless they're magic, like unicorns, but that's another issue. Altogether.
 
2012-11-12 04:52:45 AM  
Strange things happen. Didn't they recently discover a big waterfall in the wilds of northern California that nobody knew about?
 
2012-11-12 05:03:14 AM  

Lord Summerisle: Strange things happen. Didn't they recently discover a big waterfall in the wilds of northern California that nobody knew about?


Geologic formations don't need ancestors. Show me bigfoot's ancestors. Hell, show me any ape species native to north or south America.
 
2012-11-12 06:16:25 AM  
SCIENCE!
 
2012-11-12 06:30:44 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: Everybody knows Steve Austin chased the last Sasquatch back on to its UFO, where it promptly flew back to the stars..
[farm5.static.flickr.com image 387x500]



Came for this. Leaves satisfied.

Alien robot Bigfoot FTW!
 
2012-11-12 06:33:49 AM  
Fail tag is for Subby's understanding of Science, right?

Sure, I get the semi-mythical status of bigfoot, but still, I was pretty sure that getting Anthropologists to work on a cure for Cancer is something like getting your plumber to do your taxes in terms of how bright you are.
 
2012-11-12 06:35:53 AM  

skinink: "Goony goo goo." 
[www.examiner.com image 394x546]


Why??? Why would you post that?!?!? You are EVIL!!!!
 
2012-11-12 07:22:11 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-12 07:31:59 AM  

Cpl.D: If Bigfoot was out there, something that big would need thousands and thousands of caloric intake per day just to survive. A breeding population of bigfoot would leave a huge dent on the local ecology. Note the severe lack of "what out there is eating all this stuff?" stories.


What, you mean like bears?

This line of reasoning is fallacious because bears do quite well, and no one questions how they can survive.

That doesn't mean I think Bigfoot is real, however. I suspect you are pulling a (valid) justification for lack of a number of large predators in Loch Ness because of a lack of fish to keep them fed and applying it to this situation, but Loch Ness is a limited body of water, not vast tracts of dense forest.

That doesn't mean I believe there is a large population of hairy, humanoid creatures walking the Earth, either in North America or the Himalayas.
 
2012-11-12 07:39:17 AM  
Has it ever occurred to you that we haven't spotted a Bigfoot because it irritates them that we are looking for them and so they hide?

We should turn Detroit over to the Bigfoots and let them roam free.
 
2012-11-12 07:52:43 AM  

wildsnowllama: Those were rigid airships, not blimps.


Well, that's just because Mae West was at her peak back then.
 
2012-11-12 08:15:43 AM  
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting the words "via blimp" in the article headline.

Gyrfalcon: Look, let's assume there are bigfoots, or some similar animal. The latest they can possibly have come from Europe is 12,000 years ago; or, if they evolved here, they've had to have been here even longer. But let's say for argument's sake they are no more recent than 12,000 years. We know a LOT about many many animals that lived 12,000 years ago, including very small ones, ones that ate other animals, and ones that ate each other. We know what they evolved from, and into. We even know what they shat out--there's a whole subdiscipline that studies fossilized feces.


Not saying anything, but there is a proposed ancestor. that could have plausibly come across the Bering Sea ice bridge when the native Americans came.

I mean, there is some veneer of science the bigfoot guys try to adhere to.
 
2012-11-12 08:42:30 AM  
Trailer Park Boys FTW. The Samsquanche got chased out of The Field of Dreams by Steve French!
 
2012-11-12 08:47:24 AM  
i6.photobucket.com

Really? I am the first? Where are all my Alpha Flight fans?
 
2012-11-12 09:29:00 AM  
skinink: "Goony goo goo."
you shaved the biatch down and taught her to speak
 
2012-11-12 09:40:04 AM  

OddLlama: 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?

Yes, because a spider is just like finding an 8 foot tall biped.


It's still possible. The Mountain Gorilla wasn't discovered until 1902.
 
2012-11-12 09:41:58 AM  

TomD9938: FTA : There's two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe Bigfoot is real, and those who don't.

There must be some Bigfoot agnostics out there as well.

So there are three kinds of people in the world.


Yup. I'm an agnostic. I don't know that it's real, but I'd like to believe that it's real.
 
2012-11-12 09:45:04 AM  

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).


You can't really say that it doesn't exist. It's just never been proven to exist.
 
2012-11-12 09:49:47 AM  
 
2012-11-12 10:13:04 AM  
So... they're going to use a blimp. To hunt a cryptid that, if it does exist, has only remained hidden because it lives in *nearly impassable forest*?

I'm no scientician, but I'm pretty sure thermal cameras don't see through surfaces. And the boughs and limbs and pines and leaves of densely packed big-ass trees that are quite a bit taller than bigfoot will ... substantially limit its effectiveness. To say nothing of the amount of time it would take to reasonably scan even a small slice of the forests in the continental 48, even assuming cooperative weather.

You know what I think they're going to get for that 300k? 200k in cost over-runs and another book.
 
2012-11-12 10:35:11 AM  
Sasquatch is the last of the Neanderthals whom hid away from the humans who were set to kill them all off.
The search continues.
 
2012-11-12 10:43:28 AM  
He's covered with hair, and he's got a name like 'Sasquatch'?...
No wonder the dude never comes out of the house where you can photograph him.

/or 'Bigfoot' or 'Yeti' - what were their parents thinking?...
 
2012-11-12 11:00:51 AM  
I kind of think Bigfoot is plausible. There's even a creature from the relatively recent (100,000 years ago) fossil record matching the description.

People thought the African gorilla was a fictional animal until the early 20th century.

The forests of the pacific NW are really big.

Be right back, donning my tinfoil hat.

I'm not sure a cheap blimp is the best way to go about finding them if they still exist.
 
2012-11-12 11:24:44 AM  
Fark you, indigenous peoples of the northwest! I'm gonna kill and grill a SQUACH!!! Yep, derpa derp!!
 
2012-11-12 01:18:17 PM  
I highly doubt it exists, but if the film is made available and we learn anything from it, then it's not a loss. It's certainly a step up from the "science" on the OMG BIGFOOT tv specials. Maybe we'll find something interesting; escaped exotic animals, wolves, wild cats.

I do think that all the pseudo-sciency nuts have made the scientific community steer clear of serious inquiry into some of these clams. There's this "cow" that exists, and it wasn't until a few years back that someone had managed to catch a live one. It's entirely possible, however improbable, that we're missing something living out there.
 
2012-11-12 02:13:10 PM  
although I'm a skeptic, my inherent scientific curiosity makes me very interested in exploring the possibility of Big Foot and other paranormal phenomena. There's no harm is asking questions, and is worth the time in my opinion on the off chance that something new and incredible is actually discovered. all the best to them!
 
2012-11-12 02:21:11 PM  

Shyla: I once asked a Bigfoot nut how come no skeletons had ever been found. He said "they are cannibals."
That's pretty much when I gave up. You honestly believe you know enough about them to know they are cannibals but can't prove they exist? Yea, ok.

That's like that Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet. The hoakiest show known to man. 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.

Phooey.


I love the commercial where one guy says "I do believe there's a 'Squatch in these woods". I always respond "I'm gonna need to do a 'Squatch in the woods".

/'Squatch
 
2012-11-12 02:34:58 PM  

acad1228: You can't really say that it doesn't exist. It's just never been proven to exist.


I'm the guy who's supposed to say that.
 
2012-11-12 02:35:30 PM  
To be fair, the "scientists" attempting to prove the existance of bigfoot are not at all the same scientists attempting to cure cancer and HIV.
 
2012-11-12 02:42:27 PM  

Raven Darke: To be fair, the "scientists" attempting to prove the existance of bigfoot are not at all the same scientists attempting to cure cancer and HIV.


Not true, many Oncology wards have a Sasquatch Division. When doctors switch their rotation the running joke is "Big tumors to Big Feet" and vice versa.
 
2012-11-12 02:46:41 PM  

Raven Darke: To be fair, the "scientists" attempting to prove the existance of bigfoot are not at all the same scientists attempting to cure cancer and HIV.


Hi.

Welcome to the club.
 
2012-11-12 05:40:10 PM  

dittybopper: Cpl.D: If Bigfoot was out there, something that big would need thousands and thousands of caloric intake per day just to survive. A breeding population of bigfoot would leave a huge dent on the local ecology. Note the severe lack of "what out there is eating all this stuff?" stories.

What, you mean like bears?

This line of reasoning is fallacious because bears do quite well, and no one questions how they can survive.

That doesn't mean I think Bigfoot is real, however. I suspect you are pulling a (valid) justification for lack of a number of large predators in Loch Ness because of a lack of fish to keep them fed and applying it to this situation, but Loch Ness is a limited body of water, not vast tracts of dense forest.

That doesn't mean I believe there is a large population of hairy, humanoid creatures walking the Earth, either in North America or the Himalayas.


The other line of reasoning is bunk too. In order to determine what the breeding population of a given animal might be, it would be necessary to know about its reproductive cycle, its gestational period, its age of sexual maturity, its mating strategy, its overall life expectancy, range size, etc. The breeding population of different animals are extremely variable and isn't understood very well for a great deal of animals which we know exist. Bigfoot, which nobody knows anything about at all, is extremely data deficient in regards to determining where and how large its breeding population might be. Just assume there are more than one of them.

Like he said though, that doesn't prove there are Sasquatches and Yetis wandering around only that the question isn't answered so thoroughly by two common objections. The taphonomic objections are really much more interesting, because they swing wildly for and against Big Foot in interesting ways.
 
2012-11-12 07:28:01 PM  
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2012-11-12 09:58:28 PM  
WWBD What Would Big Foot Do?
 
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