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Old 10th March 2017, 09:24 AM   #241
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Riiiiggghhhht, because artists drawing of the naughty bits is the only missing piece in the "academic interest" for Bigfoot. Got it.
Riiiigggghhhhht, because you don't understand that I am commenting on the laughable claims of scientific research of those who post such claims.

And, riiiigggghhhhhht, because you again dodged the eternally dodged question about the paradox between Bigfoot's miraculous ability to remain undetected while simultaneously being seen by "numerous witnesses" (your exact words) for sufficient duration and in sufficient detail to allow them to "describe male genitalia" (again, your words; "describe," not "saw it in fleeting, maybe").

Your manufactured disdain and defensiveness fool no one.
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Old 10th March 2017, 09:31 AM   #242
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Riiiiggghhhht, because artists drawing of the naughty bits is the only missing piece in the "academic interest" for Bigfoot. Got it.
The missing piece is bigfoot, or a piece of bigfoot. Not a single bit has ever been produced in the natural history of North America, in the 15 to 25,000 (depending) years of human history of North America. Not. A. Piece.

You would need a bigfoot to stimulate academic interest and there are none to be found.
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Old 10th March 2017, 10:09 AM   #243
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Riiiigggghhhhht, because you don't understand that I am commenting on the laughable claims of scientific research of those who post such claims.

And, riiiigggghhhhhht, because you again dodged the eternally dodged question about the paradox between Bigfoot's miraculous ability to remain undetected while simultaneously being seen by "numerous witnesses" (your exact words) for sufficient duration and in sufficient detail to allow them to "describe male genitalia" (again, your words; "describe," not "saw it in fleeting, maybe").

Your manufactured disdain and defensiveness fool no one.
As the only active "footer" on this forum, am I selective in my responses? Absolutely, 100% yes. Apologies if that is frustrating to you but that's how it is.
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Old 10th March 2017, 10:22 AM   #244
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As the only active "footer" on this forum, am I selective in my responses? Absolutely, 100% yes. Apologies if that is frustrating to you but that's how it is.
Selective in such a way as to indicate that you cannot answer the substantive questions. It is understandable that you would choose that tack.

As to "frustrating" -- it isn't frustrating in the slightest. It is repeatedly illuminating.
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As the only active "footer" on this forum, am I selective in my responses? Absolutely, 100% yes. Apologies if that is frustrating to you but that's how it is.
Another fourm member posted this in response to the blathering of one of many woo peddlers .....I think it was a brilliant response and bears repeating. Sorry for being unable to credit the author....please "stand" and be recognized if it's yours, if you feel so inclined.


"Right there are, in fact, a lot of people here who post expecting their anecdotes to be elevated to reality; their superstitions to be granted the status of truth; their opinions to be exalted; and the rough places of their assertions to be made plain. Those people continue to run afoul of the expectation that claims be supported.

Fortunately, that's one of the reasons this forum exists--to help those people, and others like them, learn to present evidence for their assertions."

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Old 10th March 2017, 10:40 AM   #246
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Originally Posted by Northern Lights View Post
As the only active "footer" on this forum, am I selective in my responses? Absolutely, 100% yes. Apologies if that is frustrating to you but that's how it is.
What does being the only active footer have to do with dodging the difficult questions? Are you only here for idle bigfoot chit chat, then? Nothing serious?
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One would think that a person brave enough to car camp mount an expedition to a third growth back 40 Minnesota bigfoot hotspot would have the balls to address a few simpleton's skeptical observations concerning the subject.
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Old 10th March 2017, 10:52 AM   #248
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Selective in such a way as to indicate that you cannot answer the substantive questions. It is understandable that you would choose that tack.

As to "frustrating" -- it isn't frustrating in the slightest. It is repeatedly illuminating.
It isn't a substantive question, you are asking me what a Bigfoot is thinking and of course there's no way to answer that.
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Old 10th March 2017, 10:55 AM   #249
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It isn't a substantive question, you are asking me what a Bigfoot is thinking and of course there's no way to answer that.
Balderdash. I -- and others -- are asking you to reconcile the claim that Bigfoot is so elusive and impossible to document (setting aside all the claimed foot prints and hair samples) with the numerous claims that he is seen and communicated with so often and at such close range.

But you know this.
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It isn't a substantive question, you are asking me what a Bigfoot is thinking and of course there's no way to answer that.
There actually is an answer and it's (not) right in front of your face.

Though that wasn't the actual question.
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Old 10th March 2017, 11:13 AM   #251
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NL,
Since you won't answer difficult questions, and 'footery is incredibly boring these days, how about entertaining us with another Bigfoot campfire story.
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Balderdash. I -- and others -- are asking you to reconcile the claim that Bigfoot is so elusive and impossible to document (setting aside all the claimed foot prints and hair samples) with the numerous claims that he is seen and communicated with so often and at such close range.

But you know this.
You would think that someone who's heard /read "numerous" bigfoot reports and claims several bigfoot encounters could offer a cogent explanation as to why he (and the alleged thousands others) cannot provide a scintilla of objective evidence, much less an actual bigfoot, or bigfoot part.

They are "elusive" does not cut it in 2017. It's playground pretend.
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Old 10th March 2017, 11:33 AM   #253
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NL,
Since you won't answer difficult questions, and 'footery is incredibly boring these days, how about entertaining us with another Bigfoot campfire story.
Not so much a campfire story:
http://sasquatchresearchers.org/2017...h-expeditions/
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This year we have 4 areas we are focusing on in Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin, each having had encounters within the last year or two. For those who went last year, we will likely not be returning to that spot this year, wanting to give it a rest for a year or two. he other is a brand new location that we are very excited about. We’ll have more information about the locations we are looking at as the dates get closer, but you should be prepared to travel to either North Central Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin
Yes, these serious, intrepid researchers are not going back to a footie hotspot in order to "give it a rest." Just like any researcher attempting to establish a novel species would. More pretend.

The family property, and my retirement acreage is in NW Wisconsin. Gonna keep my ears peeled for tree-knockin', footie-howlin', and the unmistakable sound of a Good-N-Plenty lofting through the canopy.

ETA: NL is affiliated with the SRA.
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Oh Dear Heavens...

The SRA expedition is rated 3.2/5.0 stars.

We all know how the Footers puff up anything to do with footery using artificially inflated ratings systems, see Bill Munns' book for example, so the real rating for the expedition must be down around 2.0/5.0 stars.

Not good.

I didn't click, but how much is it to become an SRA member?

Also, how did you leave "WOOD APE" off of this list?
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OMG it is so hilarious, that a website about expedition to go see bigfoot, has a picture of a massively psychoactive Amanita mushroom right on the first page.

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Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.
The Bigfooter's knowledge of all things outdoors is critical to a proper scientific expedition.
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OMG it is so hilarious, that a website about expedition to go see bigfoot, has a picture of a massively psychoactive Amanita mushroom right on the first page.
Shrooms will get you a candy-tossing footie for sure.
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As the only active "footer" on this forum, am I selective in my responses? Absolutely, 100% yes. Apologies if that is frustrating to you but that's how it is.
No your a salesman....the only question is are you an honest salesman?
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Although artist renditions do not depict male genitalia, that does not mean it isn't reported, it just means that it isn't drawn.

I've spoken to numerous witnesses that have described male genitalia during their sightings. I guess the artist isn't wanting to publish bigfoot porn.
I'd be chuffed if you could find at least 5 reports featuring Bigfoot nards, no-homo, it's for science, yo.

The only thing more non-existent than Bigfoot is his penis, apparently.
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And, riiiigggghhhhhht, because you again dodged the eternally dodged question about the paradox between Bigfoot's miraculous ability to remain undetected while simultaneously being seen by "numerous witnesses" (your exact words) for sufficient duration and in sufficient detail to allow them to "describe male genitalia" (again, your words; "describe," not "saw it in fleeting, maybe").
Bigfoot is a master of illusion, he has evolved to avoid detection over thousands of years.

Despite this incredible feat, you can quite easily go out into your local greenbelt and holler at the top of your lungs and this mysteriously stealthy humanoid will gladly holler back.

Makes total sense when you think about it. I mean, why wouldn't a highly intelligent master of evasion be fooled by a guy cupping his hands to his mouth and doing his best impression of Bobcat Goldthwait impersonating a wounded banshee?


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It isn't a substantive question, you are asking me what a Bigfoot is thinking and of course there's no way to answer that.
Bigfoot is thinking: I sure hope that guy brings me some of those little licorice sweets again.
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What does being the only active footer have to do with dodging the difficult questions? Are you only here for idle bigfoot chit chat, then? Nothing serious?
He's here to fulfill our bet, only 9 months left.

Of course, he does claim to have found Bigfoot, but clearly he won't be able to prove it within 9 months, or even 9 decades.

The easiest fifty-quid I ever made.
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He's here to fulfill our bet, only 9 months left.

Of course, he does claim to have found Bigfoot, but clearly he won't be able to prove it within 9 months, or even 9 decades.

The easiest fifty-quid I ever made.
50 pounds or 50 dollars?
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Wow BFF (Bigfoot Fantasy w/Friends) really runs the gambit of apparently functioning nut jobs......you've got FarArcher waiting to amass his multi-million dollar army before the assualt on the Bigfoot Army.....then this....I'd like to know if his clients know his postion on this issue, if there any left.



So when ones mind starts to believe if you go forth into the wilds with goodness in your heart, that a giant monkey man will visit you....is it a sign of impending insanity or a prediction of how soon your going to become bear poop?

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50 pounds or 50 dollars?
He said $50, which for me is a lot less. But I'm gonna push for fifty-quid. It's the least I deserve for having done all of this work...
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He said $50, which for me is a lot less. But I'm gonna push for fifty-quid. It's the least I deserve for having done all of this work...
I'm good with 50 pounds.
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I just watched a episode of the Discovery program Daily Planet and it had a segment on a so called researcher of a creature called the Swamp Ape that supposedly lives in the Florida Everglades.

The show segment soft soaped the whole thing including a interview with a Scientist who talked about having a "open mind" etc. And there was the required video footage, from a distance, of the ape, that screamed fake!

The show instead of calling bollocks on this trash, pandered to true believers in the Swamp Ape. No doubt in keeping with the Discovery channels drift into irrelevant crap and the promotion of utter woo.
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No doubt in keeping with the Discovery channels drift into irrelevant crap and the promotion of utter woo.
It's called the Discovery Channel because it allows people to discover the full range of woo crap which brings joy and contentment to the human soul. Those with an open mind are the ones who can allow this kind of satisfying goodness into their realm. Others are left to wallow and grasp for fulfillment in ways that are vague and without social sanction.
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I'm good with 50 pounds.
That's about an SRA membership and a half, more or less.
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Wow BFF (Bigfoot Fantasy w/Friends) really runs the gambit of apparently functioning nut jobs......you've got FarArcher waiting to amass his multi-million dollar army before the assualt on the Bigfoot Army.....then this....I'd like to know if his clients know his postion on this issue, if there any left.

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...DDCA583578.png

So when ones mind starts to believe if you go forth into the wilds with goodness in your heart, that a giant monkey man will visit you....is it a sign of impending insanity or a prediction of how soon your going to become bear poop?
Another possibility is that he's just full of ****. From his easy-to-fake outdoor adventure avatar to his alleged attorneyness.
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That's about an SRA membership and a half, more or less.
If the pound continues it's slide against the dollar, it might even be less than that.
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I'm good with 50 pounds.
Sound, mate. Have you any hope of actually winning the bet, though?
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Sound, mate. Have you any hope of actually winning the bet, though?
My hope?? Through the roof.

In reality, practically nil.

I do have the ability to get out this year and plan on going out at least once a month. But getting the necessary evidence that will be accepted by science isn't my primary goal. I would like to have a daylight sighting. That would be enough for me.
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My hope?? Through the roof.

In reality, practically nil.

I do have the ability to get out this year and plan on going out at least once a month. But getting the necessary evidence that will be accepted by science isn't my primary goal. I would like to have a daylight sighting. That would be enough for me.
But surely if you're confident of knowing where it is, and are hoping for a daylight sighting, that some kind of confirmation would be easily attained.

If all you're going to say is "I've seen it in the daylight," and then have nothing to show for it, that's not exactly the kind of thing that'll help sway the assertion that believers are merely playing games.
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Old 12th March 2017, 01:34 PM   #275
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
The USA National Park Service is spending $149,927 researching Bigfoot, and other woo things such as...




I don't know what this all means. Maybe, in an interesting way, it shows that Bigfoot doesn't really exist as an animal, but instead does exist as an idea.


http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-sp...udying-bigfoot
That's exactly what it means, at least going by what the article says. For everyone complaining about how the grant is a waste of money, the article, which seems focused on trying to make the project seem ridiculous, doesn't actually describe a project focused on studying the paranormal; it describes an ethnographic research project. The NPS gave a small (seriously, in terms of federal grants, that's an incredibly small amount, and it's spread out over 3 years) grant to a Native-advocacy organization so they can document traditional knowledge. Since it's an NPS grant, I assume the study will involve research goals and outreach possibilities the NPS was interested in before issuing a call for the grant.

No one in that project is trying to prove that bigfoot exists, and the goal isn't finding evidence of the paranormal. It's about preserving oral traditions and (probably) getting some information about how the oral traditions of Native people in the area relate to NPS-controlled lands. The NPS is probably going to use the results of this project in interpretive and public outreach efforts. That kind of project isn't unusual as far as federally-funded projects go, and isn't useless (IMO, of course, as someone who works in a related field; I know people with different political opinions about social science and humanities funding will disagree). The bigfoot component, which is language the company seems to have been avoiding - and rightly so, since they're studying actual Native traditions, not bigfoot - just makes it easy to say inflammatory things about.

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Old 12th March 2017, 01:35 PM   #276
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Originally Posted by Gilbert Syndrome View Post
But surely if you're confident of knowing where it is, and are hoping for a daylight sighting, that some kind of confirmation would be easily attained.

If all you're going to say is "I've seen it in the daylight," and then have nothing to show for it, that's not exactly the kind of thing that'll help sway the assertion that believers are merely playing games.
You make it sound like I know their address and can drop by the flat for a cup of tea. Yes, we know the vicinity, but they do move about.

I spoke with someone last weekend that had a daylight encounter with a female and juvenile about 10 days ago at a distance of approximately 50 yards. The area where this happened is new to me, but has a history of sighting. I plan on going up this spring and having a look.

Also regarding the highlighted section, I couldn't care less about that. I'm not doing it for you or anyone else. I'm doing it because I enjoy it. That doesn't mean I won't try and get evidence, just means I'm not going to fret if I don't.
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Old 12th March 2017, 01:47 PM   #277
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Originally Posted by Northern Lights View Post
You make it sound like I know their address and can drop by the flat for a cup of tea. Yes, we know the vicinity, but they do move about.

I spoke with someone last weekend that had a daylight encounter with a female and juvenile about 10 days ago at a distance of approximately 50 yards. The area where this happened is new to me, but has a history of sighting. I plan on going up this spring and having a look.

Also regarding the highlighted section, I couldn't care less about that. I'm not doing it for you or anyone else. I'm doing it because I enjoy it. That doesn't mean I won't try and get evidence, just means I'm not going to fret if I don't.
But you told me that you'd found them, and that you just needed to prove it. As I said back then, when you find something, that means that you know where it is located.

You can enjoy it all you like, that's fine, but nobody with an ounce of common sense will believe that you or your friends are out casually spotting Bigfoots as though you're spying birds in the trees.

That's kind of like saying that you have the winning lottery ticket but never bother to cash it in.

Any other rare species of a real creature is seen and then promptly documented, but Bigfoot is apparently regularly seen and never ever documented. That to me is all the proof I need that Bigfoot is a creature that only resides in the imagination of those who believe in it.
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That doesn't mean I won't try and get evidence, just means I'm not going to fret if I don't.
This is a common theme among Bigfoot believers, and not all that surprising. The only people who apparently want Bigfoot to be found are the sceptics, whereas the believers are happy with never locating any evidence whatsoever.

I'm going to be bold as brass and state that you, nor anyone, is ever going to need to fret about not finding evidence, since there is none to find.
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My hope?? Through the roof.

In reality, practically nil.

I do have the ability to get out this year and plan on going out at least once a month. But getting the necessary evidence that will be accepted by science isn't my primary goal. I would like to have a daylight sighting. That would be enough for me.
Sounds like some serious researching. One day a month or more?
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Old 12th March 2017, 03:35 PM   #280
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This is a common theme among Bigfoot believers, and not all that surprising. The only people who apparently want Bigfoot to be found are the sceptics, whereas the believers are happy with never locating any evidence whatsoever.
It's common among other believers of junk from ghosts to psychics. "I know my fringe belief is true and I have no need to prove it to others." Which just means they realize they have no good evidence for that their belief, or as we sometimes see, they're just pretending. Having spent some time as a token skeptic with a paranormal group, I've experienced just how far believers will bend reality to conform to their belief , in an attempt to escape the actuality. I saw all manner of individuals from the credulous to the cynical exploiter; never ran into any psychics or ghosts though.

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I'm going to be bold as brass and state that you, nor anyone, is ever going to need to fret about not finding evidence, since there is none to find.
They do tend to fool themselves with what they purport to be evidence. The problem is that the evidence is so unconvincing when examined critically. The absence of reliable, objective bigfoot evidence reflects the absence of bigfoot in reality.

NL claimed the actuality (of winning the bet) is nearly nil; he just needs to eliminate the modifiers.
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