Some of The Things I Have Gotten Wrong

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Some of The Things I Have Gotten Wrong
Tetrapod Zoology ver 3
Published 20 April 2015
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It’s some of these ‘things I’ve gotten wrong’ that I want to discuss here: consider this article both an introspection, and an update on various subjects covered here over the years.

Summary[edit]

Bigfoot[edit]

In Frame 352, and all that, Darren felt that there were three pieces of Bigfoot evidence that looked pretty good: dermal ridges, the Skookum body cast, and the the Patterson-Gimlin footage. Rather than being revolutionary, since then they fell apart upon further scrutiny and Darren now believes Bigfoot is sociological.

Giant Bipedal Orangutans[edit]

Since Encounters with gigantic orangutans, it turns out that John MacKinnon saw a large, dark orangutan walking quadrupedally, not bipedally. The skeletal evidence for gigantic orangutans likewise has not held up.

Dogs Origins[edit]

Since Controversial origins of the domestic dog, the ‘dogs are not wolves’ model has been totally killed by molecular phylogeny.

Mastiff Cats & Rabbit-Headed Cats[edit]

Since The mastiff cat hypothesis, it turns out the carcasses belonged to a dog (probably) and a normal domestic cat. Since The Dufftown cat and its rabbit-headed kin, it turns out the unusual traits are within the range of domestic cats.