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Originally Posted by John Timmer 
It's not often you come across a scientific paper which notes that the information it covers is like something "seen on the television series Monster Quest." And you rarely read a paper which concludes, "The data conclusively proves that the Sasquatch exist as an extant hominin and are a direct maternal descendant of modern humans." But today, we have such a paper—and there's nothing usual about it, including the journal where it appears.

Back in December, our own Nate Anderson drove me to the bottle with a flurry of questions about cryptozoology. One of the big motivators of Nate's interest in sasquatch was a report that a Texas group had sequenced the creature's genome. Not surprisingly, the team behind this startling research had some trouble publishing a paper describing their results.

By all appearances, they've solved that problem... by establishing a brand new journal, called De Novo (I'm not kidding; they apparently bought an existing journal and renamed it). The journal's site appears to be a mix of clip art and some basic HTML. Though it claims to be "open access," the site actually charges $30 to see the bigfoot paper (although their press person was kind enough to provide Ars with a free copy). Payment requires a Google Wallet account.

Currently, the sasquatch genome report is all you can see. It's the only paper in Volume 1, Issue 1 of De Novo.

Bigfoot genome paper “conclusively proves” that Sasquatch is real


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I'll believe it once the report and alleged genome map are peer-reviewed. Until then, nu-uh.
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...I don't even know how to reply to this...
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Nice way to make money scamming folks. Nothing new here really.

Why can't they take non-blurry pictures of it.

They can't because it doesn't exist.
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Something would have to be smart in order to stay hidden from us this long. With creatures that smart, one of them would definitely have the desire to contact us or even approach us at some point. All primates are extremely curious creatures. This hasn't happened, nor have any bodies or skeletal remains ever been found.

I want to see Nessy's genome next.
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Something would have to be smart in order to stay hidden from us this long. With creatures that smart, one of them would definitely have the desire to contact us or even approach us at some point. All primates are extremely curious creatures. This hasn't happened, nor have any bodies or skeletal remains ever been found.

I want to see Nessy's genome next.

If you've ever had the pleasure of watching Discovery Channel's "Finding Bigfoot" show, you'd see the insurmountable evidence for the existence of a sasquatch. These experts know for a fact that bigfoot likes to bang sticks against trees to communicate and mark territory, they love fireworks (lolwut?!) and they call out to each other over extremely long distances.

I would love to know how they know all of this, when no one has ever been able to study them. I mean, they know more about bigfoot than the behavior of wild wolves. Next up: Finding the Unicorn!
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Buying a journal because all the regular channels reject it is about as far from critical scientific research as creationism is.

We're clearly not in paradise because a talking snake convinced a gullible girl to eat an apple. The bible says it happened bro. What evidence do you need?

Clearly we have not sighted a Bigfoot yet because they can go invisible at will.
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Yeah but without bigfoot how would we have known what chewbacca looked like!
HUH WHERES YOUR LOGIC NOW! HAHAHAAHAHA~

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Yeah but without bigfoot how would we have known what chewbacca looked like!
HUH WHERES YOUR LOGIC NOW! HAHAHAAHAHA~

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