Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Skepticism

The following quote seems appropriate considering the current controversy surrounding recent claims of the "rediscovery" of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the failure of subsequent searches to confirm those claims this past winter:
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. – George Bernard Shaw
A certain amount of skepticism is a healthy thing in the pursuit of science.


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