Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What is Cryptozoology?

Cryptozoology is, simply put, the search for new species. More specifically, it is the study of creatures known as cryptids. A cryptid is a creature which might possibly exist, and which many people claim to have seen, but whose existence is not yet recognized by the majority of the scientific community.

The 3 most well-known cryptids among the general public are the Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster. However, in reality, there are many more cryptids that are not as well-known as those three. A few examples include the Ogopogo, Champ, Yeren, Yowie, Orang Pendek, Milne, and the Dobhar-Chu. In addition to these, there are undoubtedly hundreds of more cryptids all around the world, just waiting to be discovered.

Cryptozoology is currently not an accepted branch of zoology, or a widely-recognized discipline of science. Indeed, many scientists think of it as being a pseudoscience, because they say that cryptozoologists do not use the scientific method. And, to to tell you the truth, I have to admit that those scientists are actually sort of right. You see, I think most cryptozoologists do not use the scientific method correctly. However, I know several that do.

The main reason why I started this blog is to spread the popularity of cryptozoology, in order for it to - hopefully- become more accepted by mainstream science one day. In other words, in this blog, I aim to show how cryptids can be studied correctly, by strictly adhering to the scientific method.

I will be writing more on this in the near future, so stay tuned! :-)

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