Friday, January 11, 2013

Bryan Sykes - Where is the Promised Bigfoot DNA Study?

In the Spring of last year celebrated Geneticist Bryan Sykes announced that he would be taking on this monster we know as Bigfoot DNA. With a loud chorus the critics of Dr. Ketchum's Bigfoot DNA study celebrated this event. Now we would get results from a "real Genetics Expert" they said.

 Sykes announced a very bold schedule for publishing a peer reviewed paper in less than a year!   Even more ammunition for the critics of Dr. Ketchum since she has been struggling to get American Journals to review her study for a couple years.

Below is the timetable from the Wolson College Webite:

The project is divided into three phases.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION PHASE        May – September 2012
DNA ANALYSIS PHASE            September – November 2012
PUBLICATION PHASE            November – December 2012

 Well it is now the middle of January 2013 and amazingly NO PUBLISHED PAPER from Mr. Sykes! Where are the critics? Where are the attacks? Where are the conspiracy theorist? Where are the leaks from Robert Lindsey? Where are the post from Bigfoot Evidence harshly critical of Mr. Sykes? Why aren't other scientist calling in to question Mr. Sykes credibility as a scientist? Where are the reports of Mr. Sykes past and any and all his business dealings? What no juicy rumors about his personal life, how can this be? 

I find it predictable and hypocritical that the same people and organizations that have harshly criticized and savagely attacked  Dr. Ketchum are silent about the lack of progress from Mr. Sykes.

Now Sykes is claiming that publication is a slow process. The following quote is attributed to Mr. Sykes:

"Publication is a slow process, especially in prominent journals, so I wouldn't hold your breath. Journals normally embargo articles until the pub date."

Source: Bigfoot Evidence - December 7th 2012.

What!?!? When Dr. Ketchum said basically the same thing the response was harsh personal  attacks on her and her credibility, but Sykes makes the same assertion and SILENCE is all you hear from the "Bigfoot World" and the critics. (Insert crickets chirping here it is so quiet).

The double standard playing out before our eyes is dumbfounding! The hypocrisy robs any of Dr. Ketchum's critics of ANY credibility. (They never had any credibility with me to begin with)

I think the old saying "The pot calling the kettle black" applies to this situation and to be honest I have little faith that Mr. Sykes will ever publish a Bigfoot DNA Paper, I will believe it when I see it.



  1. Thank you for this excellent post! I completely agree with you. grammy

  2. thanks for this update Scott. these are very troubling times. Hopefully all will work out for the best.

  3. Thanks for this post Scott...without your posting of this type of information many of us would not have even known about it. Dr. Ketchum's day will come, with her final DNA findings and publication! It's more important that she take the necessary time to produce accurate and factual results, rather than rush to get data out containing potential error and give the critics and naysayers the ammunition to impugn her character...

  4. Dr. Ketchum's results need to be irrefutable. If the critics have any chance to make themselves look correct, they will weasel around the arguments to make sure that they don't look bad. The ability of the Bigfoot community critics to stand around like a bunch of spoiled brats, flinging hatred and uglyness wherever they can, is a well known thing.

    If instead, these children could standup and support the whole effort and ask how they can help, instead of point out which faults/problems are the most annoying, progress could truly be made.

    I've only been looking around this community for a couple of months, and I am in just complete dismay at the totality of nonsense and childish ranting that goes on in various forums.

    Scott continues to demonstrate focus and progress and civility which seems to be unrivaled in the majority of places.

    I want to see all these silly people ranting about Dr. Ketchum actually produce something better, or at all too. If you really think you can do better, and Dr. Ketchum is really pushing you away, then go do something about getting the job done with someone else. If noone else will let you in to help or participate, you might reflect on your past actions and visible public behaviors and make some changes for the better.

  5. Why aren't others calling into question Sykes' credibility? Because he's established his credibility with his career. Melba Ketchum, on the other hand, brought herself into disrepute long before she ever got involved with Bigfoot. And just so you know, I'm NOT a Bigfoot skeptic.