I'm sure he must have done some research, but after watching that movie all I could do was to assume he was pretty nutso. Fascinating movie though.Brick Tamland said:Ok, he loved bears and created a virtual bear video library. But did he do any actual research? Did he advance bear science in any way? Was he anything more than a guy with serious issues?
Well he had an addictive personality to begi with. Ex alcoholic, drug addict before the bears. I think he traded one addiction for another. Agree about his "project". It might have made sense to him, but not to anyone else. The rangers seemed to treat him as a harmless eccentric for the most part, but he was convinced there was some kind of conspiracy against him and his "research". The scenes of him ranting and raving about the park service policies showed him to be irrational and paranoid.PdxMark said:It seemed like he might have been semi-suicidal at the beginning. I get this from some of his earlier videos talking about the danger. The problem was that he survived those first years, and the "project" took on a life of its own. He got moderately famous over a near suicidal stunt.
He did nothing for scientific understanding of the bears. From the movie there's no systematic data gathering and no analysis. Mostly he just acclimatized bears to him/people, which is part of the reason for signs saying "Do not feed the bears."
Everyone knows Alaskan bears are smarter than the average bear......BenWA said:no kidding, "the bears must've thought that he was mentally retarded or something". Yeah, I'm sure the bears know a retarded person from a normal person. Dumbass.
Well, I didn't know that but I what I CAN tell you is that Washington bears have better taste than the average bear. Case in point: http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-08-18-beer-bear_x.htmsnapdragen said:Everyone knows Alaskan bears are smarter than the average bear......