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Re: Re: There Be Dragons

>>A. there is insufficient evidence that there is really anything there
>>   to study at all.
>You call hundreds of eyewitness accounts insuffiecient evidence?!

Yes.  Hundreds of eyewitnesses have seen Elvis walking the halls of K-Marts
across America, but that doesn't invalidate the conclusions of his death
certificate.  I used to be into cryptozoology, ancient astronauts, etc.,
until I came to an important discovery: people lie.

>>C. if such a large animal still existed, it would be fairly easy
>>   to loate and verify.
>I agree that one living in Loch Ness should have been found by now, but
>it's not like people are out there every day searching for the beast. The
>Loch Ness is very deep and quite long... plenty of room for a "living
>dinosaur", though I must say that's not what I think it is. I think it's
>probably a giant amphibian.

>> > Cryptozoology is full of speculation, and so is dinosaurology.
>>Cryptozoology is nothing but speculation combined with unverified,
>>and unreliable, second-hand reports.
>I want you to go to a university library that has the Journal of
>Cryptozology. Read through them. Then tell me if it's juts speculation.
>Like any science, it has competent researchers, scientific groundings and
>reliable and verified reports. Cryptozoology is not a joke...anyone who
>thinks this is just ignorant...

I have read the JC.  Some of the papers are quite good; others are idle
speculation with a lot of fourteen letter words added in.  Falsifiable
hypothese are not the prime focus of most of them...

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661