Dr. Eugenie Scott: Skeptical and Hopeful for Bigfoot

Posted by: Guy Edwards on May 23rd, 2011

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This is our third post regarding Bigfoot skeptics. Previously we had a post about Brian Dunning, who although skeptical, is quite sympathetic towards us Bigfooters, and we also had a post on Benjamin Radford’s top ten reasons Bigfoot is Bogus.

At Bigfoot Lunch Club, we love intelligent Bigfoot skeptics, we really do. The really smart ones showcase what we, as Bigfooters, have to overcome. If they are really good, they do half of our work for us by defining challenges we may have overlooked. The good ones, like Eugenie Scott are worth listening to.

She speaks fondly of Grover Krantz, whom she knew, believes Jeff Meldrum is on the right track and although she thinks there is a less than 5% chance Bigfoot is real, she admits she is an optimist and would like Bigfoot to be real.

Visit us at Bigfoot Lunch Club to read more Bigfoot News and our take on Dr. Scott’s opinions.

Guy Edwards About Guy Edwards
Psychology reduces to biology, all biology to chemistry, chemistry to physics, and finally physics to mathematical logic. Guy Edwards is host of the Portland, OR event HopsSquatch.com.

5 Responses to “Dr. Eugenie Scott: Skeptical and Hopeful for Bigfoot”

  1. Loren Coleman responds:

    Couple things…

    The video does not seem to be embedded here and is not playing on Cryptomundo.

    Eugenie Scott is not to be confused with cryptozoologically-friendly Eugenie Clark.

    Eugenie Scott is rather unfriendly, actually, to cryptozoology, and is known to have appeared on programs saying things like “There’s no there there,” regarding cryptozoology.

    Eugenie Scott lovers beware how she is presented versus whom she is.

  2. DWA responds:

    I’ve seen her and I don’t think she’s good for anything crypto.

    Her arguments are pretty easy to shoot down. She starts from the premise that apes must be tropical folivores. Kind of an issue there, like starting from the premise that the polar bear must love honey. Never mind ignoring what chimpanzees eat.

    Where does she get her 5%? Science is about numbers. You posit one, you better tell where you got it.

    Spouting without attention to the evidence does not, in my opinion, indicate sympathy to crypto.

    She and Radford would make a nice couple, though.

  3. TheForthcoming responds:

    Cool article. I know of Eugenie from her anti Intelligent Design agenda but good to hear that she might support Cryptozoology.

  4. Mibs responds:

    I mistook the name as the late Dr. Gene Scott, the fire-brand UHF Televangelist who smoked cigars and cursed openly about viewers who weren’t calling into his TV show making considerably large donations. He also had a hot harem of women riding horses in bikinis and he’d videotape footage and use it as background footage during his call-in donation drives. LOL!

  5. size 13 responds:

    After viewing, It is my understanding that Ms. Scott has far less understanding about these creatures than the average field researcher, she seems to categorize everything she has heard into one theory of these animals. David Holley or Craig Woolheater or even Mr. Coleman knows far more about these animals than the uninformed Ms. Scott. I get the impression that she has never been in the woods. If someone wants to know if these animals are real or not, they would have to spend a lot of time outdoors where these beasts lie and roam. Ms. Scott is by no means any type of authority on Cryptid animals. If it’s not in the books, then it just don’t exist mentality just doesn’t jibe with reality.

    Sometimes reality throws rocks at you.

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