Below is a well known quote from Henry Gee made in a 2004 issue of Nature.
“The discovery that Homo floresiensis survived until so very recently, in geological terms, makes it more likely that stories of other mythical, human-like creatures such as Yetis are founded on grains of truth….Now, cryptozoology, the study of such fabulous creatures, can come in from the cold.”
- Henry Gee, editor, “Flores, God and Cryptozoology” Nature (October 27, 2004).
While I see a gradual softening in some mainstream scientists' attitudes toward the possibile existence of the sasquatch, it is a slow process. Here's to hoping a discovery is made soon that will speed that process up a bit.