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  1. alanborky
    alanborky October 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm |

    ‘Wikipedia has this unfortunate sentence in their description of the Himalayan Brown Bear: “The bear (as the Dzu-Teh) is thought to be the source of the legend of the Yeti.”’

    Depends on y’u agenda whether it’s unfortunate or not…

    But Loren this’s been one hell of an education for me I’ve always assumed bears all looked like bears but there’s one up there the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) which could easily be mistaken for a weird type of pig especially on all fours.

    And the Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) looks like a weird corgi or terrier.

    I’m fairly certain if I’d been out there in the wild and anyone but you’d tried to convince me we were lookin’ at bears I’d've give ‘em a right mouthful.

  2. TWS266: Time To Split Heirs Again
    TWS266: Time To Split Heirs Again October 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    [...] (EXTRA) Is the fact that an entirely new (sub)species of bear might have been found crowded out by the “yeti” talk?: Cryptozoonews – Yetis, Polar Bears, Snowmen, Snow Bears, Dzu-Tehs, and Jumping To Abominable Conclusions [...]

  3. DWA
    DWA October 25, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    “Sykes said Thursday that the tests showed the creatures were not related to modern Himalayan bears but were direct descendants of the prehistoric animal.

    He said, “it may be a new species, it may be a hybrid” between polar bears and brown bears.

    “The next thing is go there and find one.”

    This is what I believe is the true value of Sykes’s work. He isn’t proving anything but that here’s a novel DNA sequence the most parsimonious explanation of which is: novel species, which needs to be confirmed with a type specimen.

    ‘Sykes said he was simply trying “to inject some science into a rather murky field.”’

    “The Yeti, the Bigfoot, is surrounded in myth and hoaxes,” he said. “But you can’t invent a DNA sequence from a hair.”

    Right. You can’t. But you don’t have an animal either, and you need to get one (for no other reason than to show they’re still there).

  4. Red Pills of the Week — October 26th | Mysterious Universe

    [...] to be just that: a man, or something more closely resembling to it than a bear. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman has been quick to point out that Yeti is a blanket term created by Westerners to describe a range [...]

  5. DWA
    DWA October 30, 2013 at 9:58 am |

    From the link immediately above, and scoftics take note:

    But even if hardcore skeptics think that the legend of the Meh-Teh, is a pathetic attempt to cling to the hope of finding & undiscovered ape-like creature roaming the jungles & hills of the Himalayas, perhaps they should consider that it’s their snark & mockery one of the reasons serious research like the one performed by Sykes takes a long time to come by. Out of folklore & myth now comes a living animal that awaits to be formally found.

    Yep. Scoffing and snarking is – always – why it takes so long. And isn’t that the thing they’re scoffing and snarking about most, the mess they’re causing?

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