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niiicholas



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2002,13:06   

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...regarding the question "where do peppered moths rest during the day".  The importance of this topic lies in that many have argued that peppered moths don't rest where Kettlewell thought they did, and that therefore his experiments were invalid, and that therefore the entire peppered moth bird-predation-theory is without support.  Or something.

Another avenue taken by Jonathan Wells in particular is the "this means that textbook photos of moths are fake and a fraud has been committed on students" avenue.  I suggest that we collect pictures that we can find on the web, with comments on the source (if we can find 'em), whether or not they are staged (if known), with a goal of getting a sense of whether or not textbook pictures are misleading.

nic

Edited by niiicholas on Sep. 22 2002,01:18

  
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