Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 24th, 2014
From Cliff Barackman:
Witnesses that note the teeth of a sasquatch nearly always describe them as having large teeth. I have stumbled across an article that notes the trend of developing smaller teeth as brain size grows only in the genus homo among primates. Does this mean anything at all in regards to sasquatch intelligence? For those who believe saquatches have intelligence on par with humans, are they the exception to the rule, or does this likely mean they are not of our genus? Does this confirm what Dr. Krantz and others theorized about bigfoots having the intelligence of the other apes?
I don’t know. I just think it’s all interesting and worth some thought. ~ Cliff Barackman
‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases
Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo: they are the only primates where, throughout their 2.5-million year history, the size of their teeth has decreased in tandem with the increase in their brain size.
The key to this phenomenon, which scientists call “evolutionary paradox,” could be in how Homo’s diet has evolved. Digestion starts first in the mouth and, so, teeth are essential in breaking food down into smaller pieces. Therefore, the normal scenario would be that, if the brain grows in size, and, hence, the body’s metabolic needs, so should teeth.
However, in the case of Homo, this has not been the case, according to scientists in an article recently published in the journal BioMed Research International. The main author of the study, researcher Juan Manuel Jimenez Arenas, from the University of Granada’s Department of Pre-History and Archaeology, points out that, “This means that significant changes must have occurred in order to maintain this trend.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.