Then why did Miroslava Munguia Ramos, project manager at the UCLA California Environmental DNA program, agree to analyze the eDNA sample from the tree structure? Are you saying she has no reputation to protect? And what of Dr Mayor? Does she also have no reputation to protect? Why did she agree to go on an expedition specifically tasked with trying to find evidence for Bigfoot? Are you saying that the sorts of scientists who go on such expeditions, or who involve themselves in such investigations, are not worth listening to? After all, if they had reputations they cared to protect, why would they ever agree to be part of any such an investigation? Won't people just consider Dr Mayor and Miroslava Ramos to be crazy people who collect Bigfoot casts etc? Why would they volunteer for that, if what you claim is true? That didn't stop Dr Mayor or Miroslava, did it? Why not? Why didn't Dr Mayor or Miroslava go along with the crowd, as you thesis would predict they should? You really haven't thought this through, have you?