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Episode Info: Why do we love monsters? Ahh! Really, what is it about an animal that's almost a real animal but not quite, a cryptozooid if you like, that makes us want to believe? Unlike the merits of religion, the benefit to a believer of cryptozoology is, well, fairly cryptic. What's in it for James "Bobo" Fay besides, uh...his show on Animal Planet? (Pff, I guess that's why they don't call it Actual Animal Planet, am I right?) And think not that cryptozooids are 20th- and 21st-century phenomena! The Tanakh and Christian Bible are chock full of beasts, angels, and demons. Indeed the ancient Israelites oft went a-'squatchin. Why bother with monsters? (OK I can see why we have the jackalope that is the ONE EXCEPTION to my question it is so adorable just look at that little guy I'd like to stuff him and put him in my cabin) Linz says the answer is complicated but has to do with transcendence and power. We are talking about modern-day mythology here. Belief is alive and well, and not just the Friday-at-sundown to Sunday morning type.
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