The other day I was watching a show about Bigfoot. I tend to yell at the television when programs are presenting blatant lies which distract people away from reason and critical thinking (Nostradamus, Nessie, Jesus, etc.) but I wanted to see what kind of humorous “facts” were going to be offered up. This jerk-off who was a big foot “expert” had a “museum” (which no doubt had a lucrative gift shop) in the Pacific Northwest somewhere.
The main remark that stood out to me was when he said:
“I’ve never seen the Eiffel Tower but I believe it exists.”
This statement is exactly the kind of flawed logic that is wrong with people. I don’t think 50 million people have walked up and down big foot and taken 30 trillion (non-blurry) pictures of it.
“I think big foot is blurry, that’s the problem. It’s not the photographer’s fault. Big foot is blurry, and that’s extra scary to me. There’s a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he’s fuzzy, get out of here.” – Mitch
I’d like to dedicate this post to two of my heroes: Michael Shermer and Richard Dawkins.