There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Bigfoot Question: To Kill or Not to Kill? | Lisa A. Shiel

I have a lot of respect for Lisa Shiel but, while I understand her points, I disagree with much of what she says: The Bigfoot Question: To Kill or Not to Kill? | Lisa A. Shiel.

However, I do agree with her that her following point does get down to the issue of Kill/No Kill (or No Kill/No Capture, ...):
However we feel about killing a Bigfoot, we must accept this indisputable fact. Crying and moaning, or yelling and swearing, about it won’t change the reality. The kill/no-kill debate centers around the wrong question. Rather than arguing, often with great rancor, about whether it’s acceptable to kill a Bigfoot, we ought to drill down to the core of the matter. The kill/no-kill debate obscures the real issue. I suggest a different tactic. Wipe away the mud slung by folks on both sides of the debate. Take a good, hard look at the core of the issue. Then ask yourself one question.
Do you want to prove Bigfoot is real?
On the other hand, her question seems obvious. Why else would someone consider killing (or capturing) a Sasquatch, unless it was to prove its existence to the world? 

I don't want to prove Bigfoot exists. Since I haven't seen one I can't say with certainty it does exist. If I were to see one, I don't have to prove that experience to anyone. Believe me or don't, I don't care. And I'm not willing to sacrifice its life to satisfy the curiosity of others.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Keyhole Publishing Co., Featuring the Work of Richard M. Dolan

The ever esteemed Richard Dolan is tonight's guest on Coast to Coast. Keyhole Publishing Co., Featuring the Work of Richard M. Dolan

Bigfoot Evidence: Fear In The Bigfoot Community

Surreal Comedy Sasquatch Theater presents another episode of oh-for-Christ's-sake-knock-it-off infighting. Starts off beautifully, with excerpts from Autumn Williams thoughtful piece on fear. Comments left on the blog ironically (actually, or not) prove much of what Williams has to say, though of course, many of said commenters wouldn't acknowledge such a thing. As I've said many times, both UFO Land and Bigfoot World are full of ridiculous people saying and doing ridiculous things. And by that I don't mean ideas or stories, I mean the responses to such ideas or stories. Bigfoot Evidence: Fear In The Bigfoot Community

Monday, May 7, 2012

"TRBC’s Rebuttal to “Would You Shoot Bigfoot?”"

Loren Coleman at Cryptomundo posts the rebuttal from Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy's Brian Brown on their policy concerning Bigfoot kills.Cryptomundo  TRBC’s Rebuttal to “Would You Shoot Bigfoot?” And their answer is: yes, they would. They don't quite come out and say that (which is coming right out and saying that) because they are not "romantic" nor "emotional." They're also not "pro kill" but "pro science." And since science allows for collection of "specimens" in order to, er, scientifically determine things -- like is there really such a thing as a Sasquatch --- "collecting" one is all right.

Second, the TBRC is not “pro-kill.” Our mission statement says our purpose, among other things, is to “facilitate scientific, official and governmental recognition, conservation, and protection of the species and its habitat.” Our goal is to protect the animal, not to make them into a game animal so we can mount them to a wall. It is true that many of our members advocate the collection of a type specimen. How do we reconcile that with our mission to protect the animal? ~ Brian Brown
Good to know they don't want Bigfoot on a wall. And yet, pro kill members are accepted. As I've said many times before, giving permission by allowing the pro kill mentality to participate in your organization is supporting pro kill --  which means you're pro kill.

Some insulting comments follow about those who are "unscientific" and see BF as human and "romantic" and "emotional" -- affirming BF intelligence but still, just an animal. All that misses the point: I don't know what BF is, human, human like, an ape, etc. It doesn't matter. As I've also written in the past, the level of intelligence, and the degree of relation to us, as humans, has nothing to do with the moral decision to kill or capture.

The TRBC's stance remains the same: presented in the guise of being scientific while also talking out of both sides of its collective mouth (members who do actively support a kill) they continue to support a KILL policy. Adding to the convoluted statement is their insistence they must do this in order to protect Sasquatch.

Good for Coleman and Craig Woolheater and others who have left the TRBC because of this policy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blog Find: A Christian Perspective on Bigfoot

Here's a blog I just found out about, via Bobbie Short:A Christian Perspective on Bigfoot. That's the title of a project, and book, for Christians who've encountered Bigfoot:
For those of you that are not Christians or do not share our faith, please do not be offended. As Christians dealing with the Bigfoot phenomenon, we have some unique challenges to face. This project is an attempt to bring together a certain group of people and find some answers amongst ourselves.