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Loch Ness monster expert to reveal findings

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

AN EXPERT delving deep into the history of Nessie spotters is to reveal his findings on the 80th anniversary of the first modern-day sighting.

Dr Charles Paxton, a statistical ecologist from St Andrews University, is working on the first catalogue of all known sightings of the Loch Ness monster in modern times.

The researcher will present his findings at a conference this weekend, organised as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

http://www.scotsman....dings-1-2879659

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#2    Iron_Lotus

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

i'll spoil the reveal of the findings for you guys,


you ready??




there's nothing.


#3    SpiritWalker7

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

What do sightings have to prove? If sightings were proof, then all sorts of things would exist.

Edit; spelling.

Edited by AliveInDeath7, 05 April 2013 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

Being Scottish, I love Nessie and the magic it brings... But seriously.....

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

So, the 80th anniversary of a known fake sighting?

Well, that sets you up for failure...


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

View PostAliveInDeath7, on 05 April 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

What do sightings have to prove? If sightings were proof, then all sorts of things would exist.

Edit; spelling.

THANK YOU!  Sightings are not EVIDENCE.  They prove NOTHING other than an eyewitness with innately fallible human senses experienced something that made them percieve according to their own, beliefs, hopes, fears, and biases.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:48 AM

I compare the Loch Ness monster with the Bigfoot myth in that there have been many sightings and no verifiable proof found to confirm their existence[s].  These myths and legends make for good stories but that's all they'll ever be until we get the tangible evidence.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

View Postsupervike, on 05 April 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

So, the 80th anniversary of a known fake sighting?

Well, that sets you up for failure...

Today is the 3000th anniversary of an organized religion which is basically a fairytale for adults, and only now is it dying. Perhaps the Loch Ness myth will die in another 3000 years.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

How do you become a "Loch Ness Monster Expert"? Is there a University Degree? Did he get a minor in " Unicorn Expert"?


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:16 PM

Well it's all good publicity for the Loch Ness tourism trade. I'm sure the "findings" will have a certain element of uncertainty to keep the tourists coming.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

How do you become a expert of nothing?

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostSakari, on 06 April 2013 - 03:27 PM, said:

How do you become a expert of nothing?
By tapping in to what everyone wants to believe. :tu:


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

By pooling together all of the sightings he will be able to prove...a whole lot of nothing.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Philistines!

*throws Nessie a fish supper*


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

View PostCoffey, on 05 April 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Being Scottish, I love Nessie and the magic it brings... But seriously.....

Magic? You mean money, right?

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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