Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 20th, 2011
The article published by the Society for Scientific Exploration is entitled “A New Primate Species in Sumatra.” And that just about says it all.
In a newly appearing, pre-published critiqued paper in EdgeScience #7, cryptozoologist Adam Davies writes in his conclusion that “a serious consideration of the scientific evidence for the orang-pendek points in two directions at once. The structural analysis of the hair suggests either an orangutan, or something very closely related to an orangutan. The DNA analysis, on the other hand, points to a human or something very closely related to humans. But why can’t it be both? Could the orang-pendek be an example of bipedal evolution from the orangutan, a relative rather than a direct ancestor, and more advanced than any we are aware of in recent human history? They display only the most primitive tool use, on a par with the chimpanzee, but they certainly have no ability to make fire. Yet all of the witnesses I have interviewed have been startled by two key features: their bipedal locomotion, and their ‘human like’ face, had they been fortunate enough to see it.”
Adam Davies, author of Extreme Expedition: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals, declares he will be returning to Sumatra before the year’s end, to continue his Orang Pendek investigations.