Night Parrot debate

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Subject: Night Parrot debate
From: David Adams <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:10:55 +1100
There's probably no way to post on this subject without annoying people :(

I have nothing to contribute on the people or passions involved as I don't
know anyone involved personally. I've got no axe to grind with anyone here.

As an observation, I'll just add that new species are discovered and lost
species are rediscovered ever year. Not so much in Australia, but a fair
few in South America and Asia. In these cases, headlines are rare (unless
you name your species Scaptia beyoncea.) James Eaton, for example, seems to
keep turning up lost species. There are well-established procedures for
documenting new and rediscovered species. For whatever reason, or
combination of reasons good and/or bad, the Night Parrot discovery has been
handled in a novel manner. To some degree, the complaints likely stem from
that (?)

Then again, I'm not sure how much it matters to anyone with a stake in the
matter what people on this list say or don't say.

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