Friday, December 11, 2009

Another visit to the cryptozoology museum

A writer for the Web site BoingBoing visits the International Cryptozoology Museum. An interesting excerpt comes when he asks founder Loren Coleman if he "believes" in creatures like the sea serpent or Bigfoot:

"No, because belief, he has said, "belongs in the providence of religion." He just tries to keep an open mind in order to accept or deny evidence based on examination and investigation."

1 comment:

Fezook said...

Who does he believe will win the superbowl then? Belief is not limited to religion. Coleman's statement is just an attempt to shelter himself from criticism from skeptics as well as his community of interest, an attempt to remain neutral, or 'scientific'. You can believe and be scientific. Arthur C Clark for example believed strongly in sea serpents, saying the evidence is overwhelming.