Jane Goodall on Bigfoot
Scientists are human, too, susceptible to all the same foibles and character weaknesses as any other person. There is a tendency among scientists, who ought to be the most open-minded of individuals, to dismiss out of hand anything that does not conform to their established belief systems, sans investigation or even a second thought. Does Bigfoot exist? Of course not! Why is that? Because Bigfoot CAN’T exist. But WHY can’t Bigfoot exist? Because, well, because it’s Bigfoot! It’s painfully obvious. Anyone who believes in Bigfoot is a crackpot? Why? Because Bigfoot doesn’t exist! Why? Because it CAN’T exist!
You get the idea, I trust, of the sort of circular—and illogical—reasoning that some scientists all too frequently engage in. Jane Goodall is an exception. She has the credentials (and that’s putting it lightly) that she can’t be dismissed as a crackpot by anyone. She’s the foremost expert on primates in the world. And she is open to the possibility that Bigfoot exists. “I would like Bigfoot to exist. I’ve met people who swear they’ve seen Bigfoot. I think the interesting thing is every single continent there is an equivalent of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. There’s the Yeti, the Yowie in Australia, the Chinese Wildman, and on and on and on. I’ve heard stories from people who, you have to believe them. So there’s something. I don’t know what it is.” That is the perfect example of what the scientific outlook ought to be. Not accepting anything without concrete, definitive proof, yet open to the possibility.
By the way, I think she’s right. There IS something. I don’t believe it is simply an undiscovered species of primate. It is far more than that. But it DOES exist.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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