This would all be discouraging were not Jason Colavito’s lengthy reviews of this stuff so entertaining.

Both of these essays were posted this month. Annotations are mine.

Creationist “Bigfoot” Veterinarian Wants Cash to Sequence Nephilim “Giant” DNA

  • Readers will appreciate the photographic sleight-of-hand (read: deception) by Dr. Melba Ketchum of the recent Bigfoot DNA fiasco. Talk about depending on reader credulity.

Review of Richard Dewhurst’s “Ancient Giants Who Ruled America” and Its “Pre-Indian Caucasian Culture”

  • I saw this book at a Barnes and Noble recently. Thank you, Jason, for saving me the self-torture.
  • Readers will appreciate how Jason documents the poor methodology, outright errors, and plagiarism in this book.
  • I’ve collected a few dozen PDFs of accounts of giant human skeletons in the US in the 19th and early 20th centuries. I can tell you firsthand that it is quite inadequate to end your research with newspapers. Just because it’s in a newspaper, especially that era, doesn’t mean it’s true or that the “find” has been processed correctly. Newspaper reporters aren’t doing scientific testing. Hard to believe we have to point that out.
  • Once again, it’s pseudo-research (and non sequitur thinking) like this that gives the idea that there was a Creator a bad name. Pretty sad.