Science & Sasquatch in Popular Belief
(Event video is embedded below.)
October 31, 2020
In his North Carolina State course, “Science, Psi, Sasquatch, and Spirits,” Darby Orcutt examines science through the lens of fields usually considered fringe science at best, using them to understand how the boundaries, cultures, and practices of science are constructed.
Orcutt delivered a virtual guest lecture for Virginia Tech, “Science & Sasquatch in Popular Belief,” on November 12, 2020. In the presentation, he drew from his experiences with the Bigfoot community and his fieldwork with amateur Bigfoot investigators, turning toward popular apprehensions of science and Bigfoot, and finding that ways of believing in these two things are not so different as one might presume.
The event was sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Religion and Culture.