Thursday, January 6, 2011
Death of Birds not a Laughing Matter
I think the treatment of the death of birds falling recently from the sky in Arkansas on David Letterman's show is stooping to a form of sick humor not worthy of a professional person or a responsible television network. The preliminary explanations of the event are pretty lame. "Oh, they died of trauma or were startled by a loud noise." Well yes, falling out of the sky onto the earth is likely to produce evidence of trauma. Something caused them to fall and the event is dramatic evidence that we really should figure out and face up to the cause of the event. My guess is that an unusual burst of microwave radiation may be the explanation. Whatever the cause it can't be good for other life forms including humans. Let's figure out what really happened.