Ben Radford talks folklore and human belief
Ben Radford of SI is quoted and linked to in this article about the global "wild man" belief, a thread of our consciousness that's expressed in our desire to belive sasquatch and yeti and other creatures, perhaps early versions of ourselves, are still eluding civilization and living a freer existence. Everything said here is true, and it's important to remember. It's also true, though, that whether we are disposed to believe has little impact on the evidence - only how we interpret the evidence. If there were a very strong Wild Man myth or none at all, it makes no difference concerning whether the Big Guy is stomping the Pacific Northwest or not.