posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 11:42 PM
I'm always amazed with the cryptids that are discovered daily in every environment all over the planet, yet disappear almost immediately from
the public eye once such cryptids receive the scientific seal of approval. As if to say "Okay, we have that one categorized and in
our pocket, no need to further muse upon it."
Every living thing on this planet, known and unknown, has hundreds of millions of years of evolutionary history behind it; yet, our
science-saturated culture refuses to acknowledge the existence of cryptids until we hold their gutted carcasses in our hands. A week
after their "discovery" and certification, these creatures fade from our human realm of interest.
I think this is the key to understanding the Bigfoot and Nessie and even the UFO phenomena, which I happen to think are all products of human
imagination. Such phenomena are open-ended mysteries, manufactured and embellished by the human mind in such a way as to remain
We humans don't merely crave and enjoy mystery, we need it as a catalyst in the ongoing evolution of our minds. Where no
mystery exists to Science, humans will fabricate mystery.
The stated mission of Science is to unlock the mysteries of Nature... But, while fascinating to us in the short-term, I think we humans
subconsciously perceive the "march of Science" as a threat to our need for the unexplained and the unexplainable.
So, here we have these perennial favorite human mysteries: Giants lumbering across the landscape; Sea monsters emerging from the depths; Angels and
demons descending from the heavens. These are the Earth Mysteries, I call them, the mysteries of the Land, the Sea, and the Air — mysteries
that will persist because our youthful Science cannot and probably never will solve them to the satisfaction of the human collective.
We need these mysteries, and we need them unsolved. Because, if we ever did catch BigFoot and identify him as a descendent of
Gigantopithicus, if we ever did capture Nessie and identify her as a Plesiosaur, if we ever did make contact with UFOs and
learned that they were the angels and demons of old, then we will not have gained anything.
We will have lost a great deal, however, in closing the casebooks on those enduring mysteries, for they represent unreachable objectives
in our minds, and that is what fuels our indefatigable quest for knowledge
— Doc Velocity