Enjoy the conversation below with Bryan Sykes about the search for Bigfoot and his book, Bigfoot, Yeti and the Last Neanderthal.
Why did you, a well-known scientist, embark on the project in the first place?
Basically, like a lot of people, I was curious to know the answer to the question–Do these creatures exist? And I had the DNA tools to answer it.
Why did you risk your reputation by working in such a murky field?
I agree it is an eccentric topic to pick, but I always thought it fell well within the sphere of proper scientific enquiry. I would not have embarked on this project when I was younger.
What did your colleagues think of your decision?
Some thought I was crazy, but a reassuring number of very senior colleagues, like me, it fell well within the realm of science.
Did you have other reasons other than…
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