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I think we can divide Cryptozoology into Strong and Weak branches. Strong is an offshoot of zoology and follows it's methods, and the Weak branch is the more paranormal side.
 
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It's an ology, so Maureen Lipman would probably say it's a science. The only problem is respected scientists usually laugh off Nessie et al.

There are basic problems with mystery animals, eg we would know there was a Beast of Bodmin if someone went out and shot one, but you can't encourage every man and his dog to wonder onto Bodmin Moor and take pot shots at anything that moves.
Photos are too easily faked and misidentified.

Until an example is caught it's only hear say and scientists are generally not interested, once we've caught one it's identified and therefore not a cryptid, a circular dilema.
 
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It is meant as a science. But with so many crackpots it is hard for most to take it seriously.
 

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Cryptozoology is a science, but not all cryptozoologists are scientists.
 
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