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Well Hell, Bigfoot must be a cow....moo-hoo!

#1  Postby kennyc » Jul 02, 2014 1:57 am

Study Reveals Biological Identities of Bigfoot, Yeti, Bolstering Case Against Them

The Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot, and their ilk are literally a load of bull—plus several other mammals, according to the first peer-reviewed scientific study of the shaggy, supposed humanoid creatures.

A team led by Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at the University of Oxford, analyzed snippets of hair that people have claimed came from various rumored beings over the past 50 years. (Related: “The Science Behind Bigfoot and Other Monsters.”)

Sourced from museums and individual collections worldwide, the samples—29 out of the 30 that yielded DNA results, at any rate—revealed a curiously mixed heritage of common animals, from cattle to bears, for scientifically dubious creatures, which are known as cryptids.

For the study, Sykes and colleagues compared mitochondrial DNA—or DNA passed down by mothers—from hair specimens said to come from the likes of Bigfoot and Yeti—another name for the Abominable Snowman—to those in GenBank, an international database of gene sequences covering more than 300,000 organisms. Specifically, the team compared the DNA of the hair samples to the 12s RNA gene, which has been analyzed in all mammal species.

Of the supposed Bigfoot specimens from North America, three were from cattle. Other hairs belonged to sheep, raccoon, and porcupine. (See “Bigfoot Hoax: “Body” Is Rubber Suit.”)

The sole study sample attributed to the ape-like Orang Pendek, meanwhile—a creature said to lurk on the Southeast Asian island of Sumatra—proved to be tapir, a large, pig-like tropical forest mammal.
Russian samples attributed to the fabled Almasty or Almas, a rumored crypto-hominid from central Asia, were actually horse hair in three cases, according to the study.

Oddly, one Almasty sample tested positive for American black bear, and another for raccoon. Neither species is native to Russia.
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#2  Postby Ironclad » Jul 02, 2014 12:18 pm

Bull shit! If the Abominable Snowman was only a cow how did it zip itself into that Yeti suit, eh. Stupid science, fails to think it through, once again. :rolleyes:
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#3  Postby kennyc » Jul 02, 2014 12:21 pm

Ironclad wrote:Bull shit! If the Abominable Snowman was only a cow how did it zip itself into that Yeti suit, eh. Stupid science, fails to think it through, once again. :rolleyes:



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#4  Postby lpetrich » Jul 18, 2014 6:58 pm

Skepticblog » Bigfoot and Yeti DNA: results are in
Sykes paper is a clarion call for higher standards for cryptozoology | Doubtful -- by Sharon Hill
Genetic analysis of hair samples attributed to yeti, bigfoot and other anomalous primates - Bryan Sykes and his colleagues

In contrast to Melba Ketchum's shoddy work, Bryan Sykes's work was a professional job. He and his colleagues sequenced genetic material from several hairs that purportedly came from Yeti or Sasquatch or similar animals. They then compared it to sequences stored in the GenBank archive, and they found several close matches.

  • Himalayas: polar bear, serow (goat-like ungulate)
  • Russia: brown bear, bovine, horse, raccoon, American black bear
  • Sumatra: Malaysian tapir (piglike odd-toed ungulate)
  • US: American black bear, canid (wolf/coyote/dog), mule deer, bovine, sheep, horse, North American porcupine, raccoon, human
There was only one human hair sample in the entire set, which is a credit to these samples' collectors.

Polar bears in the Himalayas? They could have been the closest sampled relatives of some Himalayan bears.

Raccoons and American black bears in Russia? Were those introduced animals or were some samples accidentally mixed up?
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#5  Postby laklak » Jul 19, 2014 1:32 am

So do we change it's name to "Bighoof"?
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#6  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jul 19, 2014 1:41 am

Abominabull snowman
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#7  Postby Ironclad » Jul 19, 2014 12:08 pm

CdesignProponentsist wrote:Abominabull snowman


Abominabull shit :smile:
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