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“The situation in which I would properly be said to have evidence for the statement that some animal is a Bigfoot is that, for example, in which the beast itself is not actually on view, but I can see plenty of Bigfoot-like marks on the ground outside its retreat. If I find a few hair and skin samples, that's a bit more evidence, and the noises and the smell may provide better evidence still. But if the Bigfoot then emerges and stands there plainly in view, there is no longer any question of collecting evidence; its coming into view doesn't provide me with more evidence that it's a Bigfoot, I can now just see that it is.”
The quote above is from a paper written about the philosophical views of evidence for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy cited from part 3 “Evidence a Guide to Truth: Evidence as Sign, Symptom, or Mark Quoting J.L. Austin, Sense and Sensibilia”. In the original quote, the author Austin used a pig as the animal. I made a few adjustments to apply his quote to the subject of Bigfoot. Now basically Austin was making the philosophical point that evidence, using a biological example, is not enough to say that you have seen, heard and smelled the creature in other words the real evidence is the physical body-- in this case, the body of a Bigfoot. So we can tell stories that we see, heard and smelled a Bigfoot but the reality is if we do not show tangible evidence which everyone can see, touch, and smell for themselves its value is just one dimensional and incomplete as evidence.
So the ending of 2012 brought to us the Ed Smith story and code words “We have Daisy in Box”. Then the players started to deploy their words full of truth because people just do not make things up! As the story started to develop more interesting and intricate post of their science and tech to apprehend the beast has been brought to light about the inner most secret team in the Bigfoot world, Team Quantra, who was part of the original 0-6, whatever that means. Ok… where the hell is the proof! The evidence should be HD video, photos of the Bigfoot Daisy being examined and prodded on a examination table so we can all shut our traps and say… Damn! Team Quantra really has something!
Now some say if they had a specimen of a live Bigfoot they would do the same thing as this supposed Team Quantra, which for me does not exist. Unfortunately, I do not take peoples words as facts. Why you may ask? Because the Bigfoot world is full of stories of captures, bodies, and kills of Bigfoot. Others may say... should anyone have to ask someone else to prove anything? My answer to this is, people want to know and have a right to know damn it! So many shams, so much misinformation and lies are part of the Bigfoot world that it’s time for real truth and real evidence! When will this madness stop and the rational transparent flow of evidence rise to the top of every ones professional and ethical views.
Another year has gone by in this quest for the truth on the existence of Bigfoot. It was filled with many disappointments and at times crazy claims of half human/hominid procreation and FB/FB confirming another video that they say its right under the Patterson/Gimlin film of top Bigfoot videos of all time (sigh) which is related to a known hoaxer from the 2008 Bigfoot in a freezer box claim. Will 2013 end the cloak and daggers game and skullduggery the Bigfoot world is infested with? Or will science finally prevail with the Dr. Sykes DNA study possibly proving the existence of an unknown species of hominid? Only time will tell some can say, but we are now at 44 years and counting, for whatever reason the existence of Bigfoot seems to become more complicated as science advances in this Bigfoot unconventional world.
Part of this article sited from, Kelly, Thomas, "Evidence", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2008 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)