Cryptozoology is fascinating, as much for what it says about us as a species as for its intrinsic value. I began to wonder what humans are – or are not. There is an appalling tendency to dehumanise others, to see “them” as of less worth because they are “not us”. i began applying this thought to those “ape men”, or “alien men” who inhabit the mountains, steppes and deserts of our curious subconsciousness. I also noted the gender-bias of such things: it is the Abominal snowman we chase in our minds through the high Himalaya. Curious. No wonder they are rare.
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