Test Your Cryptozoology Knowledge



9 Questions

What is cryptozoology?

What are cryptids?

Who founded cryptozoology?

Why is cryptozoology considered a pseudoscience?

What equipment do cryptozoologists often use in their search for cryptids?

What is the opinion of academics on cryptozoology?

What is the relationship between cryptozoologists and professional scientists?

What is the Young Earth creationism subset of cryptozoology?

Where is the zoological and cryptozoological collection and archive of Bernard Heuvelmans held?


Cryptozoology: Pseudoscience Involving Folklore Creatures

  • Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience that searches for and studies unknown, legendary, or extinct animals, particularly those popular in folklore, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, the chupacabra, the Jersey Devil, or the Mokele-mbembe.
  • Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids, a term coined by the subculture.
  • Cryptozoology does not follow the scientific method and is considered a pseudoscience by mainstream science.
  • Cryptozoology was originally founded in the 1950s by zoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson.
  • Cryptozoology often employs devices such as motion-sensitive cameras, night-vision equipment, and audio-recording equipment in their search for cryptids.
  • Few cryptozoologists have a formal science education, and fewer still have a science background directly relevant to cryptozoology.
  • A subset of cryptozoology promotes the pseudoscience of Young Earth creationism, rejecting conventional science in favor of a Biblical interpretation.
  • Media outlets have often uncritically disseminated information from cryptozoologist sources, further propagating claims made by cryptozoologists.
  • There is a broad consensus among academics that cryptozoology is a pseudoscience.
  • Cryptozoologists often show their disdain and even hatred for professional scientists.
  • The zoological and cryptozoological collection and archive of Bernard Heuvelmans is held at the Musée Cantonal de Zoologie in Lausanne.
  • In 2006, the Bates College Museum of Art held the "Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale" exhibition.


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