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Have Cryptozoology ever done anything useful?


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Poll: Have Cryptozoology ever done anything useful? (59 member(s) have cast votes)

Are cryptozoologists relevent?

  1. Yes, very much so! (19 votes [32.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.20%

  2. Naaaw, they ain't done sh!t (22 votes [37.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.29%

  3. Without them we'd forget all those cryptids out there! (15 votes [25.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.42%

  4. A crypto-who?? (3 votes [5.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

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#31    Nathan DiYorio

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Once the "cryptozoologist" finds its "cryptid" the cryptid is now just an animal, and the scientist just a zoologist.

Nothing will be credited to cryptozoology because the term is a nonsensical slur popularized by people who don't understand it.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostXetan, on 14 October 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Once the "cryptozoologist" finds its "cryptid" the cryptid is now just an animal, and the scientist just a zoologist.

Nothing will be credited to cryptozoology because the term is a nonsensical slur popularized by people who don't understand it.

I always thought you had to study very hard to become a zoologist? While being a cryptozoologist requires little to none education; just a lot of enthusiasm?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

View PostGigmaster, on 14 October 2012 - 04:31 AM, said:

While cryptozoologists may not have found any Bigfoots or Nessies, they have contributed to our knowledge of how to apply technologies to unusual uses, such as SONAR for Nessie, and Critter Cams for Bigfoot. And, a lot of territory is getting explored that may have been over-looked otherwise. And, there are some legitimate discoveries made while searching for cryptids, such as Snow Monkeys on Mt. Everest (while looking for the Yeti). If nothing else, it shows us what not to do.....

And who knows...maybe someday, they will find a live Tasmanian Tiger, or large freshwater monster. We eventually found live Coelecanths. It doesn't hurt to look....

Both the animals you listed there were and are not cryptids. Both are real creatures that we had fossiled evidence for in the case of the coelecanths. And the tasmanian devil we have both physical and photograthic proof that they existed. As for snow monkies on everest I could find nothing to support that claim, please cite a source.

View PostVidgange, on 15 October 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:


I always thought you had to study very hard to become a zoologist? While being a cryptozoologist requires little to none education; just a lot of enthusiasm?

Here is what it takes to become a cryptozoologist.

Hey everybody I'm a cryptozoologist!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

View PostVidgange, on 15 October 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:


I always thought you had to study very hard to become a zoologist? While being a cryptozoologist requires little to none education; just a lot of enthusiasm?

You have to pay a ton of money to corrupt educational systems to receive a piece of paper saying you did the homework well enough to be considered a zoologist as far as their accountants are concerned.

Doing the research and doling out cash for a license are two different things.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

View PostGrey14, on 15 October 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:


Here is what it takes to become a cryptozoologist.

Hey everybody I'm a cryptozoologist!

LOL. That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

But in order to be a credible cyrptozoologist (LOL) I would add you also need your own website with the obligatory cut and past propaganda stolen from various websites around the internet, t-shirt and baseball cap sales, and links to the latest outrageous crypto related news stories, and a few bogus pay to play expeditions with sound effects and some rock throwing for good measure.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostGrey14, on 15 October 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Here is what it takes to become a cryptozoologist.

Hey everybody I'm a cryptozoologist!

Hehe exactly what I meant ;) every documentary I watch with a cryptozoologist in it they seem so god damn biased!!!!

View PostXetan, on 15 October 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

You have to pay a ton of money to corrupt educational systems to receive a piece of paper saying you did the homework well enough to be considered a zoologist as far as their accountants are concerned.

Doing the research and doling out cash for a license are two different things.

Well, here in Sweden you don't have to pay to go to school, so I guess we have "real" zoologists then :P

Edited by Vidgange, 16 October 2012 - 12:44 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

I dont get why you would wanna be a cryptozoologist!  If your not getting paid for it. I mean If im gonna be walking around in the woods for hourse getting all eaten by bugs and NOT getting paid for it forget it.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:07 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 16 October 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

I dont get why you would wanna be a cryptozoologist!  If your not getting paid for it. I mean If im gonna be walking around in the woods for hourse getting all eaten by bugs and NOT getting paid for it forget it.

Uh, for the same reason a lot of artists create without expectation of payment?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 16 October 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

I dont get why you would wanna be a cryptozoologist!  If your not getting paid for it. I mean If im gonna be walking around in the woods for hourse getting all eaten by bugs and NOT getting paid for it forget it.

It's a hobby just like any other.
It is fun.
It gets one off one's fat behind and into the great outdoors.
You get to interact with many interesting and eccentric characters.
You get to document, share, and (if you are so inclined) create local folklore.
Monsters are cool and who doesn't enjoy a good scare?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:44 PM

I think there should have been another choice:
They have done a little science but much for entertainment.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

View PostXetan, on 17 October 2012 - 03:07 AM, said:

Uh, for the same reason a lot of artists create without expectation of payment?
True you got a point there

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

View PostNight Walker, on 17 October 2012 - 08:30 AM, said:

It's a hobby just like any other.
It is fun.
It gets one off one's fat behind and into the great outdoors.
You get to interact with many interesting and eccentric characters.
You get to document, share, and (if you are so inclined) create local folklore.
Monsters are cool and who doesn't enjoy a good scare?

True although also I couldnt do it though because I would want some recognition of some kind I think

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

Oh, also, cryptids and monsters do make good reading material. It's entertaining and interesting, imo. Just wanted to throw that out there.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

The really great thing is I can go out in the woods hiking and I'm just walking about contemplating my place in the great Cosmic Oneness, I can give myself a title of Cryptozoologist.

.....yeah, that and a couple of bucks I can get a cup of coffee.

Oh, one other thing, they give us lots of spooky stories to tell around a nice cozy campfire.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 17 October 2012 - 09:11 PM, said:

True although also I couldnt do it though because I would want some recognition of some kind I think

What kind of recognition do you seek? Money? Fame? Notoriety? Chicks? You can get it all via cryptozoology at the local, regional, national, and even international levels!

Drive, initiative, and creativity can be well rewarded however - beware: Attaining recognition within cryptozoology is a double-edged sword...

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