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Old 12th December 2018, 07:42 AM   #1401
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Strolling through the woods on a squatch hunt with a head full of THC would be a blast, but $750 for a few pre-rolls is too pricey.
True. I'd want an oz of it and an array of fancy sandwiches.
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Old 12th December 2018, 07:43 AM   #1402
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Originally Posted by DennyT View Post
Bigfoot is like cancer, according to one convention-goer...but not the way you might think:
That's beautiful, lol.
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Old 12th December 2018, 07:45 AM   #1403
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Originally Posted by DennyT View Post
Bobo is beloved by the footers. I have never met him but he is supposedly a very nice guy. He was once upon a time a smart guy but had some sort of serious head trauma that rendered him...well...not so smart. He has lost a huge amount of weight since the last show was taped and I’m told he looks like a different person. He is at present trying to put together a Bigfoot/snipe hunt venture.
He seems like a likable chap, tbh. A bit of a melon-head, but generally seems like someone I'd have a beer with and chat about Renae.
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Old 12th December 2018, 07:46 AM   #1404
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Originally Posted by jerrywayne View Post
"We have no idea what could have made that sound. To this day we still believe it was a Sasquatch..."

Talk about jumping to conclusions, unfounded leaps, wishful thinking, etc.
jumping to conclusions, unfounded leaps, wishful thinking, etc...

BIGFOOT: the Major Motion Picture.
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Old 12th December 2018, 09:01 AM   #1405
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Anyway, I was wondering, do you know which Bigfooter started the trope of 'Type Specimen' with regard to Bigfoot research?
It wouldn't surprise me if I'm guilty for having started it in conversations at the BFF. It was my goal early on to challenge believers to produce something verifiable.

Pine's hair-splitting notwithstanding, when you explain to 'footers that you need a "specimen", they'll immediately reply that they have produced hundreds of suitable specimens: photos and casts of footprints, hairs, poo, game cam photos, audio recordings, Skookum cast, and the coup de grace, the PGF. When you attempt to illustrate everything that prevents items such as those being of sufficient quality to count as a specimen, you can then be cast as moving the goalposts.

To place those goalposts somewhere they wouldn't ever need relocation and as shorthand for a specimen that's actually independently and unambiguously verifiable as what it's reputed to be, I found myself increasingly relying on "type specimen" as my preferred term. The idea was that once there was a cataloged piece of evidence curated in a reputable museum that had been ascribed a binomial, published, and recognized by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature then I'd be convinced that bigfoots were real. Whether that evidence was a flap of skin, a pinky bone, eDNA, or an entire carcass was immaterial.

I suspect that in an alternate universe that includes real bigfoots, those guys on the hit TV series Killing Bigfoot could shoot a bigfoot and scientific examination could reveal that it was an extant Gigantopithecus or something. Under such a scenario, the fresh body would be a great specimen but it would not be the type specimen/holotype because what it had already been described and named.
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