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Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference
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Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:00 p.m.

Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles.
Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.

Registration not required.

 
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