Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Identifying The Yeti

Hairs that are believed to come from a yeti have had their DNA matched to the DNA from the jawbone of a prehistoric bear. So there's a big bear we thought was extinct roaming the Himalayas. That's exciting.

But does that mean we've identified the yeti? I'm not convinced. Are we to believe that all the people who say they've seen it mistook a bear for a huge primate? There are other kinds of bear in the region. People know what they look like.

So we've found a new kind of bear (which is great) but I'm not ready to accept we've explained the yeti away- not yet. 
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