I have a test tomorrow so I don’t really have time to harp on this story of the Japanese finding a “yeti footprint” (pictures here), so I’ll just say this: A partially melted footprint that could have been put there by anything is not evidence of the existence of yetis. I don’t know why this is a difficult concept to grasp, but seriously these people would be surprised how many things have feet and walk around with them — often leaving footprints for idiots to find.
And I like the phrase “a large creature resembling a human or bear” — I think the characteristics of their sample inclusion are a wee bit broad.
Oh and the “yeti footprint” (I refuse to write it without quotation marks) was found by, this is so unexpected, the leader of a yeti-finding project. Mmm hmm. So he’s, like, totally objective to evaluate the origin of a melted, misshapen footprint. Especially since he once saw a yeti himself…at an altitude of 25 000 feet. It’s too bad he never thought to bring a camera on that yeti-finding expedition.
They never seem to remember that…