We Love Bigfoot, Even Though We Hate Him
edited: Monday, November 03, 2008
By Regan M. Lee
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008
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It seems fanatical that there are, at last count, thirty-seven separate threads on the skeptic forum James Randi Educational message board about how Bigfoot doesn't exist.
Uber-skeptics and debunkers have a very different opinion about Bigfoot of course. It doesn´t exist, end of story. Well, you´d think that´d be the end of the story, but it isn´t. For something that they are certain doesn´t exist, and that only the liars, delusional, or drunken/drug addled see, the pathological debunker spends a huge amount of time arguing about its nonexistence. For some reason, I find this stubborn insistence of disbelief fascinating.
The James Randi Educational site is a popular on-line site, with its own message board: the James Randi Educational Forum. The forum is divided into several different sections, like religion, politics, etc. and, of course, one category called "skepticism and the general paranormal." Everything from ghosts, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, all the expected and usual stuff, is discussed here, including things that don´t make much sense at all as to their inclusion, like being a vegetarian.