In the news: Science confronts the supernatural (again)

A common misconception regarding science is that it is so biased against the supernatural that it won’t even look at any evidence which might support it. Science’s opinion about the supernatural, therefore, is not to be trusted, because it’s based on mere narrow-mindedness. Fortunately, recent news from Texas may help demonstrate that slanderous accusation against science is simply not true.

Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.

“It is one ugly creature,” Canion said, holding the head of the mammal, which has big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, mostly hairless skin.

Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 80 miles southeast of San Antonio. Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she can get to get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity. Read the rest of this entry »