posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 01:51 AM
I'm skeptical, but intrigued. If this is real, it is of such profound scientific importance that they really need to conduct and publish a much more
thorough and robust study proving it definitively. There are at least two potential problems with this right now as presented.
1) They say it is a controlled experiment, but I don't see what the control is. Controlled doesn't just mean sequestered. It means to create
controls that can rule out other potential explanations. In this case, they would need to do something like film the bird for an extended period of
time without her looking at anything, and see if he happens to say these same phrases routinely as a normal matter of course. They might also need to
do this with other birds and other owners with similar relationships. The more the better.
2) I hate to say it, but we have to be honest with ourselves. It is at least possible that this is being faked. I'm not asserting that it is being
faked. Merely pointing out that it may be. They could have adjusted the time code and filmed these separately. And there are a number of more
elaborate ways in which they could have been faked (ensuring that the bird could hear someone prompting the required phrases, etc.)
I'm intrigued and excited by the possibility of this being bona fide, but it needs more serious experimentation to confirm. And it needs to be
confirmed independently by others before I will be willing to accept it merely on face value. More data, more controls, more independent reproduction
of the experiment. But, as I said, I'm intrigued and excited by the prospect.