Sunday, May 11, 2014
Bigfoot’s level of Intelligence?
People often ask me as a researcher and biologist what level of intelligence I think a Bigfoot/Sasquatch has? Well like everything else I have my own theory and opinion based on available evidence... as a medical profession I base all my clinical decisions/observations on what is called evidence-based practice... I like to try and follow the same approach to my research on Bigfoot/Sasquatch... so here goes some food for thought! First off Sasquatch is not just an animal... no more so than you or I... they are closer to us humans with a human like intelligence, that while not as advances as ours... is still more human than animal. Think on this... man’s intelligence and development of tools and weapons were as survival mechanisms and often out of need to protect ourselves from predators and at times each other as we often over breed and needed to expand our territory. War has also caused some of man’s greatest advancements. Now think on this, if you had the size, covering of hair, raw strength and speed of a Bigfoot... you would likely have no natural enemies... reports even have bears running from them or Bigfoot killing a mountain lion with ease by smashing it against a tree. In my team’s study area we have seen where a 500 pound yearling calf that has been thrown against a tree killing it. Now add in where they have little problems hunting or finding food with your speed and strength, and even use of primitive tools, i.e. throwing rocks to bring down prey... sticks to dig grubs out of the ground... or in our habituation studies to open and dig out peanut butter from a jar. Along with a natural covering of hair and tough hide where you would require little need of shelter... which they do build in tough weather as our team sees regularly... but in most weather that is not an issue. Evidence shows they likely only breed once a year so over population is not an issue, meaning they likely do not war among themselves, so they have not needed to develop tools, cloths, weapons and the like to survive as man has all which contributes to our advanced knowledge. If man evolved in an environment where food was plentiful, we only had off spring once a year, only breed when our other offspring had matured, had no natural predators and there was no war... how far do you think we might have developed... we would likely still be at the level of chimps... with some humans I have treated as patients I think we are only a little more advanced than that:) Up until man... very little could threaten a Squatch! As man evolved weapons that could kill Bigfoot/Sasquatch their main survival skill became hiding which they have developed into an art form:)
So how intelligent do I think a Sasquatch/Bigfoot is? Well let’s add up what evidence we have so far... just from the skills I and the research team I belong to have observed, shelter building, primitive tool use, structure building, tree and stone markers as primitive communications, a form of speech in their characteristic chatter that sounds like old cave men speaking Japanese, possible burial of their dead, leaving gifts in return for food left... and their ninja like hiding skills and their ability to avoid trail cams and the like... I give them a rudimentary intelligence high above all other primates and what I would attribute to early man... and possible just below our own... just possible:) I sometimes doubt we are smarter as often as they hide and outsmart our team, take our trail cams or cover the lens while they eat the peanut butter out of the jars we leave.
Disclaimer: The views in these post are those belonging to Robert “Wolfman” Bratcher and may or may not be completely shared by all team members of our research team.