Observation 219843: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.
When: 2015-10-15
No herbarium specimen

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This observation would be very useful
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-10-21 21:09:36 PDT (-0700)

if I was a hippie in Seattle craving psilocybin, but couldn’t find any. Certainly there must be some high school kids which fit this description.

Not technically identified by me
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-21 20:50:12 PDT (-0700)

not relevant to the discussion, just Alan’s phrasing, these were Erin’s.

Quality vs quantity.
By: Byrain
2015-10-21 20:43:24 PDT (-0700)

Trust and belief in scientific research only leads to bias. Here are some useful observations, this one is not.

http://mushroomobserver.org/220073?q=2esep
http://mushroomobserver.org/220096?q=2eoTd

Not worthless
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-10-21 20:37:38 PDT (-0700)

I believe him that they were there – both because I am confident that Pulk can ID Psilocybe cyanescens, and I have found them there before. It’s not like the world really needs more Psilocybe cyanescens photos.

Nope
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-10-20 09:30:56 PDT (-0700)

If I was motivated to find_P. cyanescens_ today, I would go to “Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Washington, USA” based on this observation.

In science, predictive strength = value.

The exact nature of this value varies between observations with different kinds and quantities of supporting evidence. Different data points will be be of varying utility for different investigators based on the stringency of their requirements for the data they use in their investigations.

Worthless
By: Byrain
2015-10-20 07:22:08 PDT (-0700)

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