English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

You've heard of zoology, but you might not have heard about its pseudoscience cousin, cryptozoology, the subculture that attempts to prove the existence of mysterious animals from folklore and popular culture.

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cryptozoology

Show Notes

You've heard of zoology, but you might not have heard about its pseudoscience cousin, cryptozoology, the subculture that attempts to prove the existence of mysterious animals from folklore and popular culture.

In today's episode we cover

  • Origins of Cryptozoology
  • 1960s and conspiracy theories
  • The discovery of the komodo dragon and the giant panda
  • Problem with cryptozoology #1: lack of professionalism
  • Problem with cryptozoology #2: problems with sightings of monsters
  • Problem with cryptozoology #3: where do their remains go?
  • Problem with cryptozoology #4: geological problems with cryptids
  • Can you be a 'normal' cryptozoologist?
  • We are still discovering 'real' species every year
  • How cryptozoology can help us
  • Discovering animals before they become extinct

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cryptozoology 

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