Mudcat Café message #3069525 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134719   Message #3069525
Posted By: Ed T
07-Jan-11 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
Subject: RE: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
Let's not mix up the relative terms.

The "mechanism of death", which in this case has been clearly indicated by credible labratory tests as "blunt force trauma". This is what made the birds lives no longer possible.

However, "the manner of death", the way in which the birds died, (aka the cause of deaths) is convincing, but less certain. This cause seems to have been determined as the "most likely" cause. I suspect this conclusion was made by taking the known behavour of the birds during the night period and other known events occuring in the area at the time. This determination seems to be the "most likely" cause of the mass deaths, since no other "know events", likely to impact the deaths, were observed during the time period.

While the lab tests have a high degree of certainity, the manner of death has a lower certainity level, as confounding circumstances remain. However, alien involvement, military testing, the occult or prophesy are very very low on the "liklihood scale".

While the common deaths of other birds and other animals (from a number of non related reasons) are interesting and something to consider, there has been no good reason put forward as to why they should be a significant factor in determining the manner of death..