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As for rebuttal, I'm afraid you have very little scientific evidence either. Your claim is also speculation.
...I simply don't believe flocks of birds die simultaneously in a specific area over night.
You misunderstand me, saying it is result of fireworks is purely speculation.
Whether or not one wants to believes experts saying that birds die simultaneously in flocks in the same area.. is well... a matter of choice.
Quote from: QuantumClue on 12/01/2011 11:32:54You misunderstand me, saying it is result of fireworks is purely speculation. I think I partly misunderstood you. The 5000 deaths have been scientifically examined and the tentative findings are that it was fireworks. I don't know about the rest, but again the scientific explanation is that the total number of deaths is nothing out of the ordinary. (Fireworks are of course not natural, but they're not out of the ordinary for birds living near humans.) QuoteWhether or not one wants to believes experts saying that birds die simultaneously in flocks in the same area.. is well... a matter of choice. That's exactly my point! What one wants to believe is their choice. However, this is a science forum, so discussions here are supposed to be based on science, not belief.
Do not misrepresent this as something where evidence is required.
As Holmes once said, Once you eliminate the impossible, no matter how improbable, whatever shall remain, must be the truth.
Or, they birds could have been out on the razz...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/12170571
On average, 163 such events are reported to the federal government each year, according to USGS records.
Could the answer here be extrapolated to explain the mass death of the dinosaur?
Did you bother to read either the article or watch the video before linking them? Your posts recently have indicated that you aren't really reading what you're posting to understand it...Kaku's "suicide" idea is that the lead bird of a flock got confused and crashed into something. The whole flock instinctively follows him and crashes into something as well.
Is it surprising to find animals dead beside a freeway that are reported to be killed by trauma?
On our last trip to Washington, we must have seen 50 dead deer beside the highway that appeared to have been killed by "blunt force trauma". Sometimes there were a couple of carcasses within a few feet of each other. [B)]
Quote from: CliffordK on 17/01/2011 04:37:13On our last trip to Washington, we must have seen 50 dead deer beside the highway that appeared to have been killed by "blunt force trauma". Sometimes there were a couple of carcasses within a few feet of each other. [B)]Just out of curiosity is that W... DC, W...State, or least likely W... Tyne and Wear. If it was Tyne and Wear 50 dead deers would probably constitute a national emergency. Are the deer killed by trucks? I would have thought if they were hitting family cars you would have also seen 50 car wrecks as well.