The Cryptic Night Parrot - Fascinating article

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The Cryptic Night Parrot - Fascinating article

Unread post by Shazzoir » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:54 am

Long thought to be extinct in Australia, the Night Parrot story is changing... ... -long-lost

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Dr. Carl Sagan

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Re: The Cryptic Night Parrot - Fascinating article

Unread post by Tuckeroo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:07 am

Hi Shazzoir. Thanks for the link, that’s an interesting article about the elusive night parrot.
Coincidentally there was a story in the weekend Guardian about the night parrot.
An academic Penny Olsen claims John Young’s evidence of the night parrots existence is questionable.
Apparently he resigned as a senior field ecologist for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy over the matter.

ANU academic Penny Olsen in her new book on the night parrot details these concerns.
I suppose we could be cynical and say she has a book to sell and needs a bit of a stink to draw in the punters
but her concerns have a solid foundation.

As for John Young, I really hope he can eventually prove his claims and get back some credibility from academia.
I know science is science but I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for these maverick researchers who have so much passion
for what their involved in.


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