I'm watching Monster Quest. The team is in a very remote area in Africa and talking to natives about a local "myth" creature which many of them claim to have seen, and which also plays a part in their local religious beliefs. One of the scientists they interviewed discredited the validity of these sightings simply because "these people have a different view of what is real." He stated that "civilized people in civilized society require real proof, not eye witnesses and invalid religious beliefs."
So does something loose credibility simply because it comes out of an "uncivilized" area? And does that mean it gains credibility simply because the people in the area are seen as "civilized"?
Answer by Mommyof3yippey at 12:05 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
To many, yes. People who are from uncivilized cultures are considered "backward" and "uneducated" and are often associated with doing things that we see as taboo. In any case, I would consider multiple eye witness accounts to be a good bit of evidence. New creatures are discovered all the time, this may be one of those cases.
Answer by scout_mom at 12:12 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
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Answer by Zoeyis at 5:48 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
No, they are valid to the person who believes them.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:13 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
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Answer by NotPanicking at 11:13 AM on Sep. 11, 2010