In the last episode with Mike Rugg, why didn't Matt and the team attempt to collect a sample of his tooth for DNA analysis? It was analyzed by 6 dentists that all said it appeared to be an upper human molar, human like, but way too large. Bobo stated, "What else could it be? This could be the evidence we're looking for to prove that Sasquatch is real". And they just leave it there without collecting a sample?! Matt stated, "That's the exact type of evidence that made the discovery of Gigantopithecus. An extinct ape species believed to be Bigfoots closest evolutionary ancestor. And this tooth could be proof that there's at least one here in Santa Cruz". Again, no evidence collection here? Very confusing.
I can't believe Dr Sykes was not interested in genetically analyzing Mike Rugg's' tooth either. Rugg says that he was told they only wanted hair samples and denied looking into it, yet they DNA tested the blood on Justin Smeja's boots. It boggles my mind how they could have passed up a sample the likes of this tooth. Dr Sykes is the first scientist to be able to extract DNA from Neanderthal bones and he wouldn't attempt it on this modern, human/primate looking tooth, that is twice as large as a human's? How can he say he's sick of hearing cryptozoologists say that mainstream science won't look at their evidence when he himself refuses to look at and analyze decent and interesting evidence like this tooth which very well could produce viable DNA to analyze. Sounds a tad hypocritical to me.
Am I missing something here? Does no one think this tooth is worthy of DNA sampling and testing. The Finding Bigfoot team definitely seemed to think it was worthy, yet they didn't even ask about the possibility of testing it. This could have potentially put Matt and the team smack dab in the middle of the discovery they have all been working so hard to solve.
You can read about Rugg's Mystery Tooth here: bigfootdiscoveryproject.blogspot.com