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Monster-Seekers & Mainstream Science

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 2nd, 2013

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“Since the demise of the journal Cryptozoology in 1996,” says Dan Cossins, in a new post at The Scientist, “there has been no peer-reviewed English-language periodical for the controversial field, which studies animals known from anecdote, folklore, or fragmentary physical evidence, but not yet authenticated with actual specimens. So when the U.K.–based Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) approached popular cryptozoology writer Karl Shuker about launching a new journal, he was happy to oblige.

“‘I felt it imperative that a journal of this nature should exist again as a platform for formal scientific cryptozoological research and reviews of past cases that mainstream journals may not be willing to consider,’ says Shuker, who has a PhD in zoology and comparative physiology from the University of Birmingham, U.K.”

And here’s the full story on this very important development in the cryptozoological arena.

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


2 Responses to “Monster-Seekers & Mainstream Science”

  1. DWA responds:

    I’ll just say what attracted me to this blog.

    (Other than its inherently interesting actual content.)

    The title reminded me of the skeptical refrain “why isn’t there any peer-reviewed bigfoot research out there?”

    Well, that’s why things liike this are happening: you won’t get peer review of anything the peers reject without reference to the evidence.

  2. DWA responds:

    ….and I should say thanks for the inherently interesting actual comment. Very worth the read; good comments from Naish, who is as good a crypto as is out there right now.



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