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#1    Rafterman

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

A group of ornithologists hear some faint calls in the deserts of Oman and within six months they have documented a new species of owl.

So how about it Bigfooters - why can't you find real evidence of a giant man ape that makes screams that can be heard for miles and lives all over North America after decades of trying?


http://www.independe...=internalSearch

The bird, previously unknown to science, is slightly bigger than a tawny owl and has been named the Omani Owl.

It was first spotted in a remote mountainous region of the Middle Eastern country while sound-recordist and author Magnus Robb, 43, formerly from Edinburgh, was studying another species in March.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

"New species of owl discovered in Middle East"

Has already been posted here - http://www.unexplain...howtopic=255699

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

View PostRafterman, on 06 October 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

A group of ornithologists hear some faint calls in the deserts of Oman and within six months they have documented a new species of owl.

So how about it Bigfooters - why can't you find real evidence of a giant man ape that makes screams that can be heard for miles and lives all over North America after decades of trying?


http://www.independe...=internalSearch

The bird, previously unknown to science, is slightly bigger than a tawny owl and has been named the Omani Owl.

It was first spotted in a remote mountainous region of the Middle Eastern country while sound-recordist and author Magnus Robb, 43, formerly from Edinburgh, was studying another species in March.

Adding to this: http://news.discover...-out-131005.htm

Small lizard, makes NO sound and yet rediscovered after 50 years of being classified as extinct. Yet a 8' tall hairy humanoid can magically hide forever.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

New species are "discovered" all the time, so that sort of gives me some hope that there might be a Bigfoot or two roaming about.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostRafterman, on 06 October 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:


A group of ornithologists hear some faint calls in the deserts of Oman and within six months they have documented a new species of owl.

So how about it Bigfooters - why can't you find real evidence of a giant man ape that makes screams that can be heard for miles and lives all over North America after decades of trying?


Do you really think theyd give a hoot? :passifier:

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

Actually most of the new species found are slight variations on existing species that scientists come to realize are not interbreeding.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

View Postkeninsc, on 07 October 2013 - 12:59 AM, said:

New species are "discovered" all the time, so that sort of gives me some hope that there might be a Bigfoot or two roaming about.

That's kind of the point - if a rare new species can be discovered within 6 months based on "hey, did you hear that?", then why is a much more common several hundred pound man ape so elusive?

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Do you really think theyd give a hoot? :passifier:

If the evidence were there - yep.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

View PostRafterman, on 07 October 2013 - 10:38 AM, said:

That's kind of the point - if a rare new species can be discovered within 6 months based on "hey, did you hear that?", then why is a much more common several hundred pound man ape so elusive?

Simple, no social networking or money making scams were involved.

Next question please.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Using the excuse that so many hundred new species are discovered every year is a popular one among bigfoot believers. The only problem with this is that the majority of the new species are, as was stated earlier, just different variations on old species and/or microscopic single celled organisms that can't even be seen by the naked eye. Of course their are also the small insect species as well. It's not like they are discovering 300 new species of animals that are even as big as a mouse, much less an 8ft tall monkey man that lives in every country on earth.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

View PostEsoteric Toad, on 06 October 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

I've just posted this as a separate topic in the Natural World forum. Thank you for the link :tu:

http://www.unexplain...howtopic=255846

Edited by Still Waters, 07 October 2013 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

View Postmsmike1, on 07 October 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

Using the excuse that so many hundred new species are discovered every year is a popular one among bigfoot believers. The only problem with this is that the majority of the new species are, as was stated earlier, just different variations on old species and/or microscopic single celled organisms that can't even be seen by the naked eye. Of course their are also the small insect species as well. It's not like they are discovering 300 new species of animals that are even as big as a mouse, much less an 8ft tall monkey man that lives in every country on earth.

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Interesting, but who said anything about 300 new species a year?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:32 AM

Wow!!! And crystal clear photos to boot. Make you wonder why some alleged giant animals manage to constantly be blurry, don't it?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:03 AM

The bigger they are the harder it is to photograph them.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

View Postkeninsc, on 07 October 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

Interesting, but who said anything about 300 new species a year?

Nobody said anything about 300 species a year. It was just the first number I pulled out of my head.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:24 PM

View Postmsmike1, on 09 October 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

Nobody said anything about 300 species a year. It was just the first number I pulled out of my head.

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Ok, I knew you pulled it out of somewhere.

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