Tag Archives: cryptozoology

Bigfoot Bounty, Episodes 6 & 7: Misogyny Theatre

Another double event this week, and I’m glad for it — these recaps are getting harder and harder to write as the teams are eliminated and the remaining teams actually learn a little about, you know, how science is done. … Continue reading

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Bigfoot Bounty, Episodes 4 & 5: Science Fiction Double Feature

So it turns out that this week and next week Spike has decided to schedule not one, but two episodes of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty a week. This does not bode well for ratings. It does mean, however, a … Continue reading

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Bigfoot Bounty Episode 3 Review: Anatomy of an Anecdote

There was something that happened on 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty this week that was so incredibly interesting that I am tempted to skip right to it. But I shall resist the urge and carry on with a full recap … Continue reading

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Skeptical Review: Bigfoot Bounty, Episode 2

Warning: This post contains spoilers. Also, lots of scat jokes.  The first week of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty actually gave us a little science with its reality television escapism. Will the second episode follow through? Let’s find out.

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Skeptical Review: 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, Episode 1

“Approximately 15,000 new species are found every year, so there’s every reason to believe that Bigfoot will be found.” So says Dean Cain in the opening of the $10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty (10MBB), the new reality show airing Friday … Continue reading

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New “Bigfoot” video

My news feeds lit up today with the most intriguing of headlines: Hikers capture ‘Bigfoot’ in Canada. Really? The Sun chimes in: Is this mystery figure Bigfoot?. Fascinating. The footage is available on YouTube. Let’s take a look and see … Continue reading

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Why No One Takes Cryptozoologists Seriously

As you may have already heard, the big release of the Bigfoot DNA study happened earlier this month. I wrote about this previously, before the publication but after the scientific community already got good and skeptical over the alleged discovery. … Continue reading

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In Response to Darren Naish: Why Cryptozoology Is Pseudoscience

As I mentioned in a previous post, Darren Naish of the Scientific American Tetrapod Zoology blog has recently argued that cryptozoology “cannot and should not be considered a pseudoscience.” This post will respond to that claim. There are several issues … Continue reading

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Kickstarting a Bigfoot Blimp

A couple of days ago, we told you about a new Kickstarter project for ghost hunting. Today we look at another wacky crowdfunding project: the Bigfoot Blimp. Called The Falcon Project, the Kickstarter promises “The most penetrating search for Sasquatch/North … Continue reading

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Bigfoot DNA! Click Here! Click Here!

Oh, bother. Have you heard about the Bigfoot DNA? I was poking around on the Huffington Post yesterday and noticed this hyperbolic headline: Bigfoot DNA Tests Prove Hairy Creature Exists, Genetic Researcher Claims. “Prove,” eh? How could I not click … Continue reading

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