Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bigfoot and "Wild Man" myths

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. 

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