Quote: Originally Posted by Zzarchov
Unforgiven, you seem to vastly over-estimate the level at which technology keeps an eye on the world.
It is only some key locations that recieve the kind of money and attention that buys , that would be needed to search the earth.
Even then orbital technology is useless for the most part to find anything living in a forest. rainforest or jungle
On the surface it may seem so. But this is just a topical "what if" "so then" discussion.
I agree that orbital tech alone is seriously inadequate to find a person or a small group of people. But then, it is only one tool in a massive tool box isn't it. As much as the premise of Bigfoot seems to want to be lost in this thread, it still remains that of all the tools available to us, only the most sketchy and easily dismissed speculative evidence is presented.
But there is one factor that no one really mentions in these discussions, is that should the whole of North America bring it's full attention upon finding some mythical creatures living in the woods, the conclusion would be that there in fact are none to be found. So what's the result of that? No more stories and no more attractions, no more little bit of income from people visiting something else and stopping along the way to "See Bigfoot's Giant Frying Pan."
This would be gone and probably a greater loss than any benefit of finding the actual creatures. Good fun is important.
The only problem is taking something light hearted like this and becoming too serious about it. It has the ability to lend itself to charlatans and scam artists more than willing to dupe the gullible out of their money. Like faith healers and spirit guides, some just take advantage.
So while I enjoy telling all the little kids about NORAD tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve trip around the world, as much as anyone else, I don't get dressed up and start hunting for him North of Inuvik.