Endlessly, you know, amazed
- Aug 6, 2020
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- Arizona, USA
Yes, I read that, too.And this from 2017.
So much for the abominable snowman. Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bears
By Sid PerkinsNov. 28, 2017 , 7:01 PM
Hikers in Tibet and the Himalayas need not fear the monstrous yeti—but they’d darn well better carry bear spray. DNA analyses of nine samples purported to be from the “abominable snowman” reveal that eight actually came from various species of bears native to the area.
However, the really glaring omission is what the DNA of the 9th sample indicates. Anyone have any idea? To trumpet that 8 out of 9 samples were not of an unknown species as if that was the entire story is deplorable.
All or most of the non-scholarly, popular press stories I have read in the past 10 years about DNA analyses all have this pesky omission problem (but of course Ms Ketchum the US veterinarian who claimed evidence of animals from different taxonomic families mating successfully to produce Yetis does not help). In any case, the bar for scepticism is set very low. And some still trip over it. Just like the bar for true believers in yetis and other anomalous topics.