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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

 

-- NY Times Coverage --

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New James Gorman article in today's NY Times on the IBWO controversy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/24/science/24ivor.html?_r=1

a couple of quotes of note:


"John W. Fitzpatrick, head of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y., coordinator of the search and announcer of the discovery of the ivory bill, said in an interview after he had read Dr. Jackson's article that he stood by the paper in Science. Dr. Fitzpatrick said, 'I have not yet seen any detailed scrutiny of the video that disproves our case.'
He said that what 'hurts the most' is Dr. Jackson's accusation that the Cornell Lab and other groups had been 'selling' the ivory bill to promote conservation and that this effort had taken over the science. 'We've tried very hard not to oversell what we know,' Dr. Fitzpatrick said."

and,
"Dr. Fitzpatrick said the goal of the search, run by his lab, was to find a roost hole or evidence of a breeding pair. 'We are still waiting for the prize,' he said. 'We have had a handful of moments when observers have seen what they are pretty sure is the bird. We don't have the next big clue, which is a roost hole.'
Dr. Jackson said in an interview: 'I am in no way saying that ivory bills are not out there. I really hope they are.' But he added that he had not yet seen convincing evidence."

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Comments:
"...tried hard not to oversell what we know..."

Implicit in that comment is that they are selling what they know, just not trying to oversell.
 
"...tried hard not to oversell what we know..."

Implicit in that comment is that they are selling what they know, just not trying to oversell.


Well that's a ridiculous comment. What did you want him to say, maybe "We're trying not to oversell what we know, in fact, we're not even trying to sell it. We just want to tell you in a gentle, non-obtrusive way about the things we know."?

Way to twist and spin things, my friend. Congratulations.
 
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