Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DNA testing: The Abominable Snowman is a bear

No one has ever found conclusive proof of the Abominable Snowman, because it isn’t a man but a bear. According to a genetic study published by Britain’s Royal Society in 2014, DNA from two different alleged samples shows that the yeti is almost certainly a bear, either a new species or a hybrid between a brown bear and an ancient polar bear.
--Amanda Foreman, WSJ, on unanticipated scientific advances