Bigfoot Sensory Perception

The following tables from Bigfoot in Evolutionary Perspective compare bigfoot sensory perception–vision, hearing, smell–with human sensory perception. The most dramatic difference would be visual perception, which should not be unexpected in a primarily nocturnal hominin like bigfoot. Smell and hearing are similar. Bigfoot has zero ability to “zap” anyone with infrasound, as erroneously “theorized” by other researchers; this is pure mythos and illustrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the nature and properties of infrasound.

Table 12.1 Comparison of Bigfoot and Human Vision:

"Quick summary: bigfoot night vision is superior to human night vision; possibly the bigfoot eye has a tapetum lucidum. A human has better color vision and daytime visual acuity."
“Quick summary: bigfoot night vision is superior to human night vision; possibly the bigfoot eye has a tapetum lucidum. A human has better color vision and daytime visual acuity” (p. 311)

Table 12.2 Comparison of Bigfoot and Human Hearing:

"Quick summary: the bigfoot and human external ear is similarly shaped and is located on either side of the head. Detecting the location of a sound will be a strength for both bigfoot and human. Being a large hominin with a large home range, it is possible bigfoot hearing may be capable of detecting sound in thresholds lower (infrasound) than man, but this is purely conjectural. Bigfoot has no ability to “zap” another living creature with infrasound and stun it as has been proposed by other researchers."
“Quick summary: the bigfoot and human external ear is similarly shaped and is located on either side of the head. Detecting the location of a sound will be a strength for both bigfoot and human. Being a large hominin with a large home range, it is possible bigfoot hearing may be capable of detecting sound in thresholds lower (infrasound) than man, but this is purely conjectural. Bigfoot has no ability to “zap” another living creature with infrasound and stun it as has been proposed by other researchers” (p. 311)

Table 12.3 Comparison of Bigfoot and Human Smell:

"Quick summary: both bigfoot and human can be classified as microsomatic. Both will share a similar number of olfactory genes, and a general sensitivity to the same odor molecules, albeit with some species specific divergence that will allow each to detect some odors the other can not. Neither bigfoot or humans have an ability to track an animal by its scent or has long range olfactory acuity."
“Quick summary: both bigfoot and human can be classified as microsomatic. Both will share a similar number of olfactory genes, and a general sensitivity to the same odor molecules, albeit with some species specific divergence that will allow each to detect some odors the other can not. Neither bigfoot or humans have an ability to track an animal by its scent or has long range olfactory acuity.” (p. 312)

 

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