Time Magazine Endorses Bigfoot

Well, maybe not Time Magazine, but Time.com does. Of course it goes with the usual deflection of fact, evidence, and consensus. For example:

A team of over a dozen experts. from as far afield as Canada and Sweden, have proclaimed themselves 95% certain of the mythical animal’s existence after gathering for a day-long conference in the town of Tashtago in the Kemerovo region, some 2,000 miles east of Moscow.

Experts at what? Mythology? Pseudoscience? Over a dozen experts? I can only assume that means that there were thirteen of them. 95% confident? I guess that leaves them with some squirming room for when they inevitably fail.

The Kemerovo government announced on Oct. 10 that a two-day expedition the previous weekend to the region’s Azassky cave and Karatag peak “collected irrefutable evidence” of yetis’ existence on the wintry plateau.

Irrefutable evidence? How can you be only 95% confident with irrefutable evidence? And it only took them two days to find it, too. What have all the yeti hunters been doing these last few hundred years?

“Conference participants came to the conclusion that the artifacts found give 95% evidence of the habitation of the ‘snow man’ on Kemerovo region territory,”

So now we’re down to the testimony of conference ‘participants’ are we? What are these artifacts they found? There are no pictures with the article, so perhaps they found some corroded tuna cans or maybe a discarded gas can used by a yeti to fill up his carboat. Either way, it would be nice to see if the artifacts are stamped with “Made in China.” In fact, that might be expected considering how close China is.

“In one of the detected tracks, Russian scientist Anatoly Fokin noted several hairs that might belong to the yeti,”

I wonder what kind of beast produced those hairs that keep clogging my shower drain? Best not to think about it if I want any sleep tonight.

In conclusion this mind-boggling article states:

The scientific community has historically disputed the existence of the yeti given scant conclusive evidence. But numerous sightings of such creatures have been reported in Himalayan countries and in North America, where it is know as sasquatch or Bigfoot.

This is a very clever play on words here. It’s like saying the scientific community has historically disputed plate tectonics, evolution, or heliocentrism. Sure, if we go into our way-back machine, there was serious debate long before we were born, but they’re scientific facts, and there’s no serious debate anymore.

Time.com, you fail, and shame on you for allowing such tripe to get past your editors. Articles like this keep you on a steady decline to the levels of WorldNetDaily. But hey, if that’s what’s going to bring in the traffic and advertising revenue, I guess that’s what you need to put food on the table. Just don’t expect me to believe much of anything you say anymore without a grain of salt.

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