|Eugenie Scott a skeptic who would like Bigfoot to exist|
The Encyclopædia Britannica's page on Sasquatch includes three videos from Dr. Eugene Scott.
You may remember our coverage of Dr. Eugene Scott from our 2001 post, "Dr. Eugenie Scott Debunks Bigfoot and Wildmen". Or even our Today in Bigfoot History post, "Hopeful Skeptic Says Both Bigfoot Camps Need Help". Dr. Eugene Scott is a healthy skeptic and as we have tried to showcase in the past, being a skeptic does not mean that you are not hopeful that Sasquatch is out there.
The three video clips are actually excerpts from the full video embedded below, but if you would like to check out just the three clips, just click on the following titles; Primate: Could Bigfoot Live in Texas? (03:17), Sasquatch: Eugenie Scott Examines Bigfoot Footage (04:15), Scott, Eugenie: Thinking About Bigfoot Scientifically (04:38).
In the video below Dr. Eugenie Scott represents the Bay Area Skeptics. She quickly identifies two camps of bigfooters. In the first camp, as she describes them, are the paranormal, mystical bigfooters that believe Bigfoot can shape shift, she quickly marginalizes them and says that is an argument for theologists. In the second camp are, as she defines them, cryptozoologist. She is critical of their lack of scientific process and ability to test their explanations. Dr. Scott does say Scientist like Dr. Jeff Meldrum are heading in the right direction.
The entire hour and half video is well worth watching, it gives us some insights into what our challenges our in seeking Bigfoot. The Table of Contents is below and you will have to click on the "Watch Full Program" in the embedded video to see the whole presentation.
Eugenie Scott: Bigfoot and Other Wild Men of the Forest from Ask a Scientist on FORA.tv
Video Table of Contents:
01. Introduction: 00 min 56 sec
02. Bay Area Skeptics: 02 min 33 sec
03. Two Types of Wildmen of the Woods: 06 min 15 sec
04. Scientific Investigation of Bigfoot: 04 min 06 sec
05. Cryptozoology: 03 min 43 sec
06. Likelihood of Undiscovered Bigfoot Species: 04 min 18 sec
07. Where Bigfoot Lives: 03 min 04 sec
08. Remnants of Giant Asian Ape?: 04 min 36 sec
09. Bigfoot Prints: 08 min 49 sec
10. Existence of Orangutan: 05 min 02 sec
11. Habitat Encroachment: 00 min 35 sec
12. History of Bigfoot Sightings: 02 min 13 sec
13. Strength of Belief in Bigfoot: 00 min 36 sec
14. Bigfoot Books: 02 min 48 sec
15. Explanations for Sightings: 03 min 54 sec
16. Unreliability of Eyewitness Reports: 04 min 38 sec
17. Yeti Movie: 02 min 27 sec
18. Bluff Creek Sighting Video: 08 min 46 sec
19. Snow Walker Yeti: 06 min 32 sec
20. Camera Traps Fail to Spot Bigfoot: 03 min 34 sec
21. Analysis of Hair Samples: 05 min 21 sec