Sunday, April 17, 2016

Why science is important when it comes to the existence of Bigfoot. - An Editorial

Why science is important when it comes to the existence of Bigfoot. An editorial by DeeCee Salter, Editor of The Crypto Blast.

Science is the study of nature. As humans we want to know how things work. How nature works. We have a deep desire for wanting to know why things happen.

We need to record, take notes, document everything. Even challenge our preconceived ideas of what is or might be. This is the first important part of conducting science. However when it comes to Bigfoot, there are no full time scientists researching this creature. It's all amateur hour and weekend campers hoping to find the holy grail of sasquatch.

So let's say you observed what you think is a sasquatch. At the very least you observed something.  How do you know what you recorded is a sasquatch?  How do you know your observation was done correctly?  Documented correctly?  There could have been something else happening that you didn't notice (like someone hoaxing or pareidolia happening which seems to be 90% of most bigfoot sightings) that could have messed up your observation? 

Hopefully you will want to test this again, if you're serious about your research but with Bigfoot sightings— they are so fleeting and fast— you don't have an opportunity for replication. Unless of course you are a Facebook attention whore and claim to be a Bigfoot habituator. Then by all means, put up or shut up and quit posting in your Facebook group that you are the end all, be all Bigfoot researcher. We know who they are and what they are about. Misguided Facebook fame.

The second important part of science: replication. You must be able to do it again. To quote Steve Trimberger from the The Trimberger Family Foundation, "If we observe something, and we describe what we did and other people can repeat our experiment and observe the same result, then we can conclude we've correctly observed what is true."

And that is what is not happening in regards to Bigfootlogy.

If you can't replicate your research then others won't understand and cannot verify your claims.  It isn't science. 

Some may say Sasquatch does not cooperate. Others may say Bigfoot is your forest friend and does not trust you. It can "read your mind and talk to you through mindspeak." Whatever the case may be, science seems to be losing in regards to Sasquatch research and being replaced with Disney-fied fairy tales of a creature the Native Americans once feared.

I will end this editorial with a Nobel Prize-winner Richard Feynman quote: "Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves."

DeeCee Salter
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