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Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by SG-17
That's a novel idea. I hadn't heard about the DNA before, but I always thought they'd be more along the lines of gigantopithecus, and the lack of corpses probably due to a combination of their habitat, possible instinct of moving to remote or hidden 'graveyards' (like elephant graveyards?), and/or how quickly remains will break down in temperate climates.
Would only a single base-pair difference allow for such a different appearance, etc.?
Originally posted by SG-17
What if Bigfoot is an early human species, not quite homo sapien, but also not homo erectus, homo heidelbergensis, or homo neanderthalis? It could have crossed the Bering Land Bridge long before modern humans did, and if it is an early human species it would explain why they are so elusive.
Just look at gorillas, they are excellent hiders. It took hundreds of days of dedicated searching to find the first gorilla tribe. Imagine that but with higher intelligence. If Bigfoot is a member of the homo genus it should be smart enough to identify areas of likely human activity and avoid them during peak hours and only use them when humans are not likely to be there. They would also be likely to bury their dead, or place their dead in special locations like caves. This would explain why we haven't found a carcass. It would also explain why the DNA acquired from the screw board at the fishing cabin at Snelgrove Lake was human with the exception of a single base-pair, compared to a 35 base-pair difference in great apes.