AirTalk for September 4, 2013

The Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, and the science of cryptozoology

Abominable Science! challenges the science, or lack thereof, of cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster.

Is Bigfoot real? What about the Loch Ness monster? Or the Yeti? Legends of these mythical creatures have permeated throughout our history. We hear of Bigfoot sightings from time to time, but aside from a blurry cell phone photo, there’s no real proof that these creatures exist. So why have their stories continued to be a part of our culture?

Abominable Science! challenges the science and pseudoscience of famous cryptids to argue for and against their existence, while also examining the psychology of our desire to believe in the paranormal.

Guest:
Donald Prothero, author of “Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids”

Donald will be speaking tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Skylight Books.


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