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Old 03-05-2013, 19:21   #26
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Bigfoot is believed by people who study it to be a descendant of sorts of Gigantopithecus. Gigantopithecus was believed to have been 8 to 12ft high. This does seem to square with the reported size descriptions people have offered in their accounts of their bigfoot sightings.

Here's where it gets interesting, though. Gigantopithecus is generally believed to have been a quadruped. There isn't 100% agreement on this, but that's the overall consensus.

If bigfoot is a descendant of Gigantopithecus, from a purely evolutionary stand point...it makes absolutely no sense that it went from being a quadruped to a biped.

Think about it. Bigfoot is believed to occupy primarily hilly and mountainous terrain. Bipedal locomotion would be a hinderance in environments like that. Those environments just wouldn't be conducive for evolving from getting around on all fours to standing upright and walking like we do. It just doesn't make sense.
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Old 03-05-2013, 19:37   #27
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I was skeptical until i met Gover Krantz at a anthropology meeting. He showed some evidence that was very compelling indeed.
http://www.bigfoot-lives.com/html/grover_kranz.html
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Old 03-05-2013, 21:57   #28
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I am a little familiar with his writings.

But I keep coming back to the same problem. If bigfoot is a descendant of Gigantopithecus, there is no logical explanation for how it evolved from a quad to a bi. None. Not in that terrain anyway.

There's also no reason for it to have maintained its' girth. A creature that disproportionately large just wouldn't do well in such a heavily wooded and steep terrained environment.

Not saying it's impossible, just that it's unlikely in the extreme.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:15   #29
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I am a little familiar with his writings.

But I keep coming back to the same problem. If bigfoot is a descendant of Gigantopithecus, there is no logical explanation for how it evolved from a quad to a bi. None. Not in that terrain anyway.

There's also no reason for it to have maintained its' girth. A creature that disproportionately large just wouldn't do well in such a heavily wooded and steep terrained environment.

Not saying it's impossible, just that it's unlikely in the extreme.
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http://www.unmuseum.org/bigape.htm
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While working in the field I saw this huge 2 legged furry beast take a bite out of a moose's haunches like it was a KFC chicken leg, and then when it heard my camera clicking away, it dropped the moose and ran off into the trees, I was too skeered to give pursuit, but I did get some pics of its footprints it left in the snow:
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:05   #32
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New York had a Big Foot sighting that was covered on the History Channel, The show was called Monster Quest.
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New York had a Big Foot sighting that was covered on the History Channel, The show was called Monster Quest.

Cool. Where was it? Adirondacks, Catskills, Southern Tier, or the Bronx?
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Old 03-09-2013, 16:21   #34
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Apparently no ammunition is good enough to nab a Sasquatch. My proof? No one has yet to shoot and kill a bigfoot.

As for me, I await more proof. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. By now I'd think at least one would be found by the side of a road, hit and killed by a car or big rig. Yet, not one such case exists. Even with story after story of drivers seeing Sasquatches crossing roads. That leads me to suspect it is nothing but a scary myth. Interesting, yes, but real? No.
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With all the technology we have, we would of found him if he existed
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Old 03-09-2013, 18:25   #36
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With all the technology we have, we would of found him if he existed
the logical mind would think so.
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I dont think we can claim to know everything about this world yet.

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this is all anybody can ask, yet what everybody should expect.
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Where is The pics he heard you clicking away at?
Division of Homeland Security confiscated them from me. Apparently it was just Michelle Obama out for a stroll in the woods!
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Division of Homeland Security confiscated them from me. Apparently it was just Michelle Obama out for a stroll in the woods!
An insult to all squatches.
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Cool. Where was it? Adirondacks, Catskills, Southern Tier, or the Bronx?
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They film around Eugene Oregon. They often use locals as stand ins. The area is filled with a species known as the "neo-hippie, hairy legged granoloa and tofu Earth Pig"
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They film around Eugene Oregon. They often use locals as stand ins. The area is filled with a species known as the "neo-hippie, hairy legged granoloa and tofu Earth Pig"
I don't know if you watch the Simpsons, but they showed a bigfoot being filmed on that episode. But he was wearing a watch.
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I don't know if you watch the Simpsons, but they showed a bigfoot being filmed on that episode. But he was wearing a watch.
well they are smart enough to bury their dead so we never find remains.....
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I don't know if you watch the Simpsons, but they showed a bigfoot being filmed on that episode. But he was wearing a watch.
That would be the Saswatch type.
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well they are smart enough to bury their dead so we never find remains.....
...and hide their poop.
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...and hide their poop.


cats poop in a hole.
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How many new species or sub species are discovered world wide in a given year?
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How many new species or sub species are discovered world wide in a given year?
How many in the USA? Of those, how many are bigger than a breadbox & land based?


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How many new species or sub species are discovered world wide in a given year?
well, there s these iddy biddy frogs in the dense jungles of south america.......

but a 7'-8' + 400 pound hominoid in the U.S. living in the woods along side bear, puma, elk, moose, deer, wolves, coyotes... leaving no trace of their presence, goes unseen (undocumented) for centuries?

im having a hard time buying the story.
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naaa, i seen 'em do it. they poop on the ground then try to cover it up.
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