SCIENCE: Bigfoot Is Part Human
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Bigfoot Is Part Human

  1. #1
    The Future King Koopa Jr's Avatar Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,067
    Blog Entries
    173

    Follow Koopa Jr on Tumblr

    Default Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Bigfoot is people! At least that’s according to a new five-year study of the creatures purported DNA by a prominent Bigfootologist. “Genetically, the Sasquatch are a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry,” reads a statement released last weekend by former veterinarian Melba T. Ketchum, the lead researcher of the study. ”Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago.” Yes, that would mean means that Bigfoot is more man-ape than ape-man. However as the hominids are notoriously reclusive, if not entirely fictional — there has never been a single confirmed sighting — it’s unclear whether we will need to extend an invitation to our Sasquatch relatives for Easter brunch.

    For her study, Ketchum “sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain three whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples.” As her team interpreted their findings, the Sasquatch is a human hybrid with mitochondrial DNA identical to human mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA that is of “novel,” or non-human, sequence. To hark back to high school biology for a moment: mitochondrial DNA is inherited from the mother, while nuclear DNA mixes genetic material from both parents. That means that according to Ketchum’s study, Sasquatch’s parents were a human female and some unknown third species, a “novel non-human” male.

    At this point it’s probably important to note that the study has not yet been submitted for peer review and Ketchum has thus far refused to release her data, explain her methodology or say where she got the “Sasquatch DNA samples” in the first place. Also, according to Houston Chronicle science writer Eric Borger, Ketchum has credibility issues of her own: her company, DNA Diagnostics, has received more than two dozen customer complaints and gets an F from the Better Business Bureau. Oh, and those mysterious third-species males who were supposedly picking up human women on some kind of proto-Craigslist? According to a blogger and Bigfoot enthusiast named Robert Lindsay, earlier drafts of Ketchum’s study claimed they were angels.

    The scientific community remains, unsurprisingly, dubious.”The bottom line is this,” Yale neurologist Steven Novella wrote at NeuroLogica Blog: ”Human DNA plus some anomalies or unknowns does not equal an impossible human-ape hybrid. It equals human DNA plus some anomalies.”

    For her part Ketchum, a Texas veterinarian who claims among her bona fides “27 years of research in genetics, including forensics,” wants Sasquatch to be immediately afforded civil liberties and protected by state and federal governments as an indigenous people. “Genetically, the Sasquatch are a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry. Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them,” she writes. We guess that would exclude a blimp hunt.
    Bigfoot Is Part Human, and Here Are the DNA Tests to Prove It, Claims Woman | TIME.com

    Okay... that's just a little weird to think about. : <
    Last edited by Koopa Jr; 7th December 2012 at 05:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Having a Smash Berrenta's Avatar Bulbapedia Junior Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,094
    Blog Entries
    39

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Now that's interesting to think about. The fabled Bigfoot being part-man... Pretty weird.

  3. #3
    Music is Fun! Enzap's Avatar Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    NERV
    Posts
    7,374
    Blog Entries
    38

    Follow Enzap on Tumblr

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    I want to meet this lady so she can introduce me a unicorn ride to the North Pole to meet Santa.

    Really, the only way this could possibly work is if we assume bigfoot is a real creature, and even then the "evidence" would be based on one woman's work which she won't let anybody else see. Riiiight.

  4. #4
    Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    No.
    Posts
    15,156
    Trophies
    Blog Entries
    415

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Quote Originally Posted by Enzap View Post
    I want to meet this lady so she can introduce me a unicorn ride to the North Pole to meet Santa.
    Maybe Bigfoot is part unicorn too.
    Fyrirgefðu

  5. #5
    aaa Baf's Avatar Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Sunny Scotland
    Posts
    11,900
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Enzap View Post
    I want to meet this lady so she can introduce me a unicorn ride to the North Pole to meet Santa.
    Maybe Bigfoot is part unicorn too.
    Common misconception, Bigfoot is actually part turtle, but I can see where you got confused.
    ]]----0000000[[[[[

  6. #6
    Hψ=Eψ H-con's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    63°25′50″N10°23′42″E
    Posts
    4,676
    Blog Entries
    52
    Follow H-con On Twitter Add H-con on Facebook Add H-con on Google+ Add H-con on MySpace
    Add H-con on Linkedin Follow H-con on Tumblr Follow H-con on Flickr Visit H-con's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Bigfootologist.
    refused to release her data, explain her methodology or say where she got the “Sasquatch DNA samples” in the first place
    earlier drafts of Ketchum’s study claimed they were angels.
    27 years of research in genetics
    wants Sasquatch to be immediately afforded civil liberties and protected by state and federal governments as an indigenous people

    Hahahaha, oh wow. This is fucking hilarious.

  7. #7
    Steel Pokémon Master Bulletproof Scales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Gender
    Uncertain
    Location
    Heaven
    Posts
    463
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    I could come to the same conclusion by looking at pictures and disregarding reality.
    Det ligger tomhylsor i parken
    Våra fötter är en meter över marken

  8. #8
    Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    No.
    Posts
    15,156
    Trophies
    Blog Entries
    415

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Actually according to much of the "photographic evidence" for bigfoot, she is right. Bigfoot is part human part monkey suit.
    Fyrirgefðu

  9. #9
    Me am stalking bug Instrutilus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,205
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    I wouldn't trust anyone whose surname is "Ketchum". For obvious reasons.

    Regardless, while I do believe there is an uncatalogued species, I highly doubt it's a Homo. Great Ape, probably, but not part of the Homo genus.

  10. #10
    The best ex moderator Oswin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,722
    Blog Entries
    38

    Follow Oswin on Tumblr

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    You mean the part in the suit?

  11. #11
    }{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{ Dralcax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Orre
    Posts
    150

    Visit Dralcax's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    They did find a severed Bigfoot hand before... I believed it until I saw the scientist's name. Really? Ketchum?

  12. #12

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    She must be Ash's long lost aunt. Neither of them have a clue.

  13. #13
    Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    No.
    Posts
    15,156
    Trophies
    Blog Entries
    415

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    I'm kind of curious as to why the "science" tag was chosen for this thread.
    Fyrirgefðu

  14. #14
    #1 Gumshoe Special Agent Looker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Noir City
    Posts
    20,189
    Blog Entries
    688
    Add Special Agent Looker on Facebook
    Follow Special Agent Looker on Tumblr

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno. View Post
    I'm kind of curious as to why the "science" tag was chosen for this thread.
    Well, cryptozoology is, technically, a science. A bogus science, but a science nonetheless.

  15. #15
    Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    No.
    Posts
    15,156
    Trophies
    Blog Entries
    415

    Default Re: Bigfoot Is Part Human

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabber Claus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno. View Post
    I'm kind of curious as to why the "science" tag was chosen for this thread.
    Well, cryptozoology is, technically, a science. A bogus science, but a science nonetheless.
    No, it's a pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is science like pyrite is gold.
    Fyrirgefðu

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •