Monday, August 01, 2005

Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Skeptics are Now Much Less Skeptical

The Times has a story in Tuesday's paper reporting that the ornithologists who were about to challenge the evidence that the ivory-billed woodpecker was alive in the Arkansas woods have listened to a tape recording of its call and are now convinced that the bird has risen from the ranks of the extinct. Unlike in partisan politics, scientists apparently can consider new evidence and admit that they are wrong. Amazing.


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