Saturday, December 22, 2007

Cryptozoology


Cryptozoology

When I grow up, I want to be a Crypotzoologist. I want to look for things that don't exist. If you don't find them, it doesn't mean you didn't do your job. It might just mean that it doesnt exist.

Cryptozoology is the search for animals believed to exist, but for which conclusive evidence is missing. The field also includes the search for known animals believed to be extinct.

People who study or search for such animals are called cryptozoologists, while the hypothetical creatures involved are sometimes called "cryptids", a term coined by John Wall in 1983.

Many cryptozoologists strive for legitimacy—some of them are respected scientists in other fields—and discoveries of previously unknown animals are often subject to great attention. However, cryptozoology has never been fully embraced by the scientific community. One cannot earn a degree in cryptozoology from any college or university. Some cryptozoologists align themselves with more scientifically rigorous fields like zoology, while others tend toward an anthropological slant or even a Fortean perspective—however, cryptozoology is often considered a pseudoscience by mainstream zoologists and biologists.

1 comment:

Aidan S said...

sign me up!....I know I can make doing nothing look like a lot of work..