I know I do! If someone was offering free blueberry bagels, I’d show up. So it’s a reasonable assumption that Bigfoots would do exactly the same thing.
The infamous blueberry bagels!
Bigfoots don’t behave like people. At least not if you judge by any of the numerous accounts of sightings, or like me, by the idea that Bigfoots may have evolved to avoid Homo sapiens.
Thus the idea that a tribe of Bigfoots would randomly show up at some person’s house for free bagels, even blueberry ones which you can’t get everywhere, and are most likely buttered and still warm from the oven, is so unlikely that it pretty much has to be discounted out of hand.
It just doesn’t make sense that a creature, so elusive that not only is there no hard evidence of it’s existence, but able to elude even photographic documentation when tracked by serious researchers over countless expeditions that continue to this day, would just decide to hang at someone’s yard, even if that person is very, very nice, as I’m sure they must be.
However, I love this story so much, both the details and the source, that I vow personally never to investigate, lest these wonderful claims should prove to be incontrovertibly false, (as in all likelihood they surely are.)
Don’t get me wrong. I run a site which proposes a new theory of Bigfoot evolution. I could come up with a dozen reasons why the Bigfoots might decide that this lady’s property is a good place to hang out, and at least two or three reasons why the lady never bothered even to take a pic.
Instead I will refer you to a simple principle known as Occam’s Razor.
Occam’s Razor is logical device used to judge between competing hypotheses or claims.
If you are not familiar with this tool, I highly recommend you become so your earliest possible convenience, for it is difficult to develop an accurate conception of reality, especially in our media-overloaded age, without this simple and useful method.
Simply put, this time-tested principle states that “among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.”
That’s Latin for “the nature of things must not be multiplied beyond necessity”
If you are familiar with this method, you may be thinking, “Can’t Occam’s Razor equally apply to Homo Hirsutus, for isn’t the simplest hypothesis that such hominids do not exist?” That would be the case if the the claim of Homo Hirsutus was that Bigfoots exist, which in fact is not it’s purpose or intent.
Homo Hirsutus instead merely asks “IF such hominid cryptids were to exist, what would be the conditions for their existence?”
In other words, Homo Hirsutus merely proposes an hypothesis, and makes no claims. Rather, Homo Hirsutus explores ideas, parsing and analyzing data from multiple fields including paleontology, biology, cryptozoology and mythology and logic.
Even ideas as unlikely that a very nice lady from the forests of Michigan spends her afternoons noshing with a entire extended family of perhaps the most legendary cryptid of the modern era.
If it’s not true, well darn it, it should be!
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‘I Fed Bigfoot Blueberry Bagels,’ Michigan Woman Says – Fox News [PDF]