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I *heart* cryptozoology

ecology, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, ScienceOctober 6, 2011

Cryptozoology, the study of animals whose existence is unproven, lies just south of the boundary between science and pseudoscience. Unlike most psuedoscientific movements, which require adherents to suspend disbelief and ignore the realities of physics, chemistry, medicine, and, well, reality, the foundational principals of cryptozoology – that there are remnant populations of thought-to-be-extinct species and […]

Unraveling the mysteries of Stellar’s Sea Ape

History of Science, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, ScienceOctober 4, 2011

Last year for our Week of Ocean Pseudoscience, we counted down our top seven marine cryptids. Number seven was the elusive Stellar’s Sea Ape, documented only once by renowned naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller. Even though the Sea Ape has not been seen since, Steller’s deserved reputation as a world class naturalist has kept the Sea […]

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