"....The truth is out there."
-- Dr. Jerome Jackson, 2002 (... & Agent Fox Mulder)
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
"All truth passes through 3 stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
Friday, August 26, 2005
Once again I'll just refer readers to Laura Erickson's update on the AOU meeting proceedings (haven't run across any other writer/birder on the web doing regular postings from the convention scene???). Essentially, nothing much seems to have changed -- the doubters continue to doubt; the believers continue to believe the intransigent doubters are off their ever-lovin' perversely-stubborn, obstructionist, termite-infested rockers (just kidding,... I think?).
For the record, I personally still believe the newly-released audio data is actually the weakest evidence in Cornell's arsenal (strong acoustic evidence in a large forest expanse will always be difficult to come by, unless by sheer chance the bird is positioned right above or near the automatic recording device). There are some hints that still more sighting or video evidence may be in current preparation for release as well... or else we will just have to wait and hope that winter brings forth the debate-quashing, jaw-dropping pics everyone yearns for.
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