Friday, November 27, 2009

Big-Tent Politics of Bigfoot



If you have followed us within the last few years, you would know when it comes to bigfooting, we are an inclusive bunch. Oh sure, we think the best modern tools are field research, anthropology and primatology, but we also have a philosophy that a good theory can come from anywhere.

In the past, we have shared the Mormon Bigfoot/Cain theory, and the Lloyd Pye Bigfoot/alien theory, theres also the Bigfoot/Inter-dimensional-traveler theory, and Bigfoot/ghost-spirit theory.

These multiple theories say a lot about the theorist behind them, today we want to share two theories from one guy, who happens to be a Creationist. He goes by the moniker Sirius Knott and he has a blog titled DefendingGenesis.org. the most fascinating part of his theory, to us anyway, is his premise. He begins his argument for Bigfoot by denouncing one of the oldest Bigfoot theories; the theory that Bigfoot IS the missing link. I suppose from a creationist standpoint you could guess why.

In his own words he gives us his own theories:

We could go further down the list of proposed ape-men candidates, but in the end we still find that apes are apes. Men are men. If Bigfoot is ever found, it will be one or the other. Christian author, Frank Peretti has suggested such a solution in his fiction work, Monster, which I highly reccomend.

But to clarify, if Bigfoot is ever found, it will certainly be found to be one of the following two possibilities:

1. A species of relict or unknown primate. Gigantopithecus has been suggested by some cryptozoologists, though the fragmentary nature of these fossils [essentially jawbones and teeth] makes this purest speculation. Nevertheless, some large species of unidentified relict ape or orangutan remains a viable possibility. The cryptid ape option Frank Peretti explored in Monster. [Gripping. Read it if you get the chance.] Incidentally, Bigfoot [technically being indigenous only to North America, though the term is often used generically to include Yeti, Yowie and other primate cryptids] is sometimes refered to as a Nape ["North American Ape"]].

2. They could be degenerated wild men, but fully human. Neandertal comes to mind. Neandertal is usually pictured as a knuckle-dragging missing link, but as mentioned already even evolutionary scientists have recanted this and now admit that Neandertal stood upright and was a man and no ape or missing link. In fact, Neandertal was every bit as smart as we are, if their skull size is any indication.


You can read what Sirius has to say about Bigfoot and many other subjects here.



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