I know you were somewhat kidding and I'm going to act like you weren't becasue I'm curious.Arthur Dent wrote:But .... absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Got you!
Regarding the bolded part, I'd be curious to how scientists view this as your search timeline approaches infinity with zero hard evidence.
Does God exist? Does Bigfoot exist? Do aliens exist? Do ghosts/angles/demons/etc exist? There are all sorts of things that people believe in with limited evidence of. So, science doesn't rule out God, aliens, ghosts/angels/demons/etc because there is a possibility of it and the regular biological patterns that species exhibit don't apply.
But, hasn't it been proven that species will populate a place to the point their surroundings can support? If that's the case, yetis are smart enough to avoid all human detection methods and rarely, rarely, rarely be seen, but at the same time so inept they can't populate the wilderness beyond what they've done to a point detection is easy....unless they restrict their population to stay of the radar of human detection which is a thought so preposterous you cna throw it out.
Even mountain lions, which aren't native to America and not recognized by many Wildlife agencies, have been found and there is evidence of them beyond the eye witness accounts.
Why is there no hard evidence of yetis if they have existed for all time?