Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Josh Brown, Anthropology Major (Physical) from Sacramento CA, and CEO of "Skye Highland Outfitters".
Today, Dr.Ketchum gave a brief, cryptical posting to all the world who are following her work closely. Dr. Ketchum's facebook posting was meticulously worded (I believe) on purpose to calm the multitudes that weigh in on her every move regarding her DNA analysis. While her posting didn't seem to "Confirm, or deny", it did achieve the mark of revving up the doubter and vocal skeptics of the whole DNA project she is involved with. This got me thinking from a different position, and I want you all to think about what I'm about to point out. I'm sure Dr.Ketchum is aware of what I'm about to point out, and it may explain why she is treading softly and slowly.
The ramifications of proving the existence of Bigfoot are huge. Scientifically, it rewrites chapters upon chapters of accepted paradigm that main stream science holds about the origins of man. We all know this. But lets take another look at some very real consequences.
If proven true, then our Government will be forced to research Bigfoot habitat, possible migration routes, possible breeding areas, etc., etc. Not to mention the multitude of Universities, Enviro-Groups. Every aspect of habitat culture will be examined to determine in the end........yep.....you guessed it:
"PROTECTED AREAS AND RESERVES"
Just think what that means. There could be wide expanses of migratory routes in multiple states that would be cut off from any development. Do you think that the major money investors who want to build that mega-mall in the suburbs of Oregon are going to be able to now? This issue could play out 100 fold all over the country (Just look at the map of sightings). A lot of big money firms will be directly affected in a negative way.
|Map of Bigfoot Sightings|
Lets take it a step further -What do you think two of the biggest industries that would be affected by this? Remember you all that the first tracks were seen by loggers. That multi-billlion dollar industry would come to a halt for sure in the Pacific North West. What about mining? What about other industries that provide real people with real jobs that will be shut out because of districting a reserve through a portion of wilderness that was once profitable mining, or logging, or fishery... The loss is unimaginable.
Remember the movie "Silkwood". Kerr-McGee poisoned one of its own employees with radioactive nasal spray for whistle blowing. While it might be knee jerk reaction to expect Falco Timber (Made up name for example purposes) would hurt Dr.Ketchum to stop her releasing any news that would jeopardize their investments and job prospects, it HAS happened before in the past, ie., intimidation and threats by big companies to individuals sitting on information. Dr. Ketchum is being wise on many levels to take this thing slow.
Just think about it...