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Bigfoot: real or myth? -- Why? -- Why not?


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#511    Hammerclaw

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:16 AM

View Posttoyomotor, on 14 July 2014 - 02:04 AM, said:

As I understand it, the hybridisation took place thousands of years ago, and the hybrids survived, but in isolation.

I reckon you're right about their habitat, similar to other bears but with the polar bear capability thrown in.

The program didn't show any skulls that I remember, but did describe them as different to Brown Bears and Polar Bears.
The polar bear is semi aquatic, so it makes no sense for there to be a hybrid so far inland, ice age not withstanding. Instead one species containing genes found in two species could also mean one original species that branched into two. Hence my description of as an a living ancestral relic. I'm just throwing ideas out there, more often wrong than right. It's rather delightful speculating about something that's real.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:33 AM

View Posttoyomotor, on 11 July 2014 - 06:27 AM, said:

Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. Sykes published the first report on retrieving DNA from ancient bone.

He's also completed a comprehensive DNA study of hair samples from what have been described as Yetis, and other local names, throughout the Himalayas.

His analysis has revealed that the so called Yeti (etc)  are in fact the descendants of an ancient admixture of the Polar Bear and the Himalayan Brown Bear. Note that the admixture is ancient, it isn't a recent thing. And this cross breeding is what has produced something that looks like neither a Brown Bear nor a Polar Bear.

Should we refer to it as Sykes' Bear?

Perhaps it is related to Bergman's Bear? That bear was big and reportedly appeared to have short legs.

Or maybe the short faced bear? Though there is no evidence of the short faced bears outside of N America, it would have a more "ape-like" appearance and match the description of a yeti better.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:26 AM

A myth cause he is mentioned in quite a few different Native American myths. Same goes with the Yowie who is found in stories of an Australian Aboriginal tribe once fighting this beast.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:42 PM

View Postlegendarycryptids, on 14 June 2014 - 08:39 PM, said:

According to evolution theories, we branched off several times before becoming modern humans, as we spread out around the globe. This is proven by looking at DNA markers tracing modern human back to Africa some 200,000 years ago. With the number of times modern humans split off into different groups, it's not unreasonable to think one group chose a method of self-isolation to survive the odds against other human species. Given this concept, it is certainly plausible for Bigfoot to exist out there. It's most certainly interesting how everything described about Bigfoot similarily resembles that of ancient hunter-gatherer men.

So, is it not unreasonable to ask why no bones or fossils have been found supporting the existstance of this particular species? After all, your first sentence is a conclusion based on the fossil record.

I'm trying to see things from your point of view, I just can't get my head that far up my butt

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

View PostSlave2Fate, on 15 June 2014 - 05:40 AM, said:

Ironically having an open mind also means entertaining the possibility that Bigfoot isn't real.

In my experience, the phrase "have an open mind" means to entertain all the possibilties. Funny thing is, to the people who use that phrase most, it means "believe everything you are told".

I'm trying to see things from your point of view, I just can't get my head that far up my butt

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

View PostSakari, on 07 July 2014 - 01:40 AM, said:

The claims about American Indians claiming Bigfoot has existed is false. Made up by the " white man "......It is not true. Including the American Indians thinking " it " can transcend demensions.


None of that is true. You will only find that information on the Bigfoot sights, and from Bigfoot believers. Trying to make it real, to back up there claims.

And, that has been discussed thouroughly also....With links.



Before you ask......Here is plenty.

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Yes, another case of telling a lie often enough that it becomes the truth.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

View PostXochi, on 01 August 2014 - 05:26 AM, said:

A myth cause he is mentioned in quite a few different Native American myths. Same goes with the Yowie who is found in stories of an Australian Aboriginal tribe once fighting this beast.
The Yowie could of been a giant Wombat


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