Oxford University needs your bigfoot and yeti hair for DNA testing
If you’ve legally hunted bigfoot in Texas and parts around the world, or have a bag full of yeti parts to donate to science, Oxford University wants to speak with you:
A new university-backed project aims to investigate cryptic species such as the yeti whose existence is unproven, through genetic testing.
Researchers from Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology are asking anyone with a collection of cryptozoological material to submit descriptions of it. The researchers will then ask for hair and other samples for genetic identification.
Why would respected institutions take on a project this big so to speak? Simple, to end the whining of bigfoot and yeti enthusiasts who feel slighted by the academic establishment.
Bryan Sykes of the University of Oxford:
“I’m challenging and inviting the cryptozoologists to come up with the evidence instead of complaining that science is rejecting what they have to say.”
What a brave “challenge” Mr. Sykes. Not brave because he’ll be proven wrong about the existence of bigfoot (he won’t). No, Sykes is brave for calling out society’s fringe element. Always a dicey proposition, especially when that fringe element totes very large guns.