I believe that the burden of proof rests on the believers. To date, they have not been able to supply compelling evidence of the existence of an unknown hominid in the wilds of North America.
However, whilst I personally believe that the existence of such creatures is highly improbable, I am also curious as to what might compel so many people to believe that they had seen something unusual. Not all of these are monster hunters, and some of them have pretty impeccable credentials, with no apparent motive for lying.
I was also unaware, until recently, that this hypothesis had been taken significantly more seriously by the scientific community, until an incident involving what came to be known as the Minnesota Iceman destroyed a scientist's reputation, since when other scientists have steered well clear of it.
So I would say that I am inclined heavily towards scepticism, but feel that I cannot categorically state that sasquatches are a myth. I would be delighted to be proven wrong, but I do not believe I will be.
What do you think? And why?
- I'm a believer
- I sit on the fence, but tend towards believing
- I sit on the fence, but tend towards scepticism
- I'm a sceptic
- What's a sasquatch?