Who was it who said that monkeys could actually talk but did not do so in the presence of humans, because they would be made to work? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:42, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
- The more interesting theory is that bigfoot may be a myth that has descended through the millennia from sapiens' interaction with real neanderthals in Europe. — Unsigned, by: 22.214.171.124 / talk
Could this chap (also on other news sites) be given some RW award for managing to link two diverse RW topics. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:33, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
A wholesome prank. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 05:55, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
"they cite the fact that while Bigfoot is alleged to live in regions that would be unusual for a large, non-human primate, i.e. temperate latitudes in the northern hemisphere, all other recognized non-human apes are found in the tropics, in Africa, continental Asia or nearby islands. The great apes have never been found in the fossil record in the Americas. No Bigfoot bones or bodies have been found."
Isn't that quite unscientific? Well, other primates live in tropical regions, but that doesnt exclude that this species live in colder regions. Isn't that within the realm of possibility? And isn't it generelly very hard to find fossils of any species? Sorry Rational wiki, as a fierce advocate for a rational world view i have to say that this article is a bit ridicoulos. And not very rational. PS: Ever heard of giant squids and muntjacs? :P --188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:45, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Well, animals are far less likely to be fossilized in warmer regions than colder ones. That's why we have even found woolly rhino and woolly mammoth fur. Anyways, just because we haven't found fossils of Great Apes in the Americas doesn't mean that we won't. I think that it's possible that Bigfoot or something like Bigfoot could be out there. A large hairy human adapted to cold weather is not unheard of, especially given that we recently found a large human cranium; Homo Longi.
The problems with Bigfoot mostly come from those who think they exist. Quite a few Bigfoot believers are creationists, and try to use Bigfoot as proof of existence of Nephilim, even though Nephilim are never described as hairy and are much taller than 7 to 14 feet tall. Not to mention, I think that Nephilim are only male, while many Bigfoot believers have claimed to have encountered female Bigfeet.
Another problem is what the closest relative of the alleged Bigfoot is. Humans? Maybe. Or Orangutans? Perhaps. But if Bigfoot has human features, even a human-like face, but also has many Pongine features, we may need to revise the Great Ape evolutionary tree, though I am speculating a bit too much here, I think.Gorilla beringei graueri (talk) 00:23, 13 August 2021 (UTC)