Matt Pruitt: The Phenomenal Sasquatch, Part One | ST 049

Matt Pruitt

In this first in a two-part installment of Sasquatch Tracks, veteran researcher Matt Pruitt returns to the podcast to discuss his new book The Phenomenal Sasquatch: Seeking the Natural Origins of a Cultural Icon, a tour-de-force of intellectual exploration in the study of the relict hominoid mystery.

Matt Pruitt has dedicated nearly two decades to investigating the Sasquatch phenomenon. He has gained extensive knowledge of the topic through a combination of conceptual analysis and practical fieldwork. As an engaging public speaker, he has been invited to share his insights on various media outlets and platforms. In 2023, he published The Phenomenal Sasquatch: Seeking the Natural Origins of a Cultural Icon, a book that demonstrates his dedication to unraveling the truth behind this intriguing mystery.

In the new book, Pruitt takes a multidisciplinary approach to this question, drawing on insights from biology, psychology, anthropology, and other fields. Examining the fossil record, indigenous knowledge, historical records, eyewitness accounts, and physical evidence, Pruitt takes the reader on a journey into the heart of the Sasquatch phenomenon.

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One Reply to “Matt Pruitt: The Phenomenal Sasquatch, Part One | ST 049”

  1. A gigantopithecus origin for relict hominoids might pass a philosophical parsimony test but it fails a phylogenetic one. Bipedalism was a radical evolutionary adaptation that required the restructuring of the entire musculoskeletal apparatus of the organism. The evidence linking gigantopithecus to orangutans means that for gigantopithecus or its progeny to be bipedal, then a separate Asian development of bipedalism would have had to have happened separate from the African one. Phylogenetic parsimony would suggest it was much more likely that an unknown robust descendent of the original African bipedal ape population migrated out of Africa and across the land bridge into North America than that an adaptation as complex as bipedalism developed independently on two different continents.

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