Texas “Doomsday Ecologist” Calls for 90% of Humans to be Wiped out with Ebola Virus
by Hilary White
BEAUMONT, April 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A popular science and computer writer and editor of the Citizen Scientist, Forrest M. Mims III, reports that he was present at a speech at the Texas Academy of Sciences when a respected evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert called for 90% of the world’s human population to be wiped out to save the environment. Mims reports that at the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont in early March, Dr. Eric R. Pianka received a prolonged standing ovation when he said that air-borne Ebola virus should be released in order to control world population.
Hours after Pianka had advocated the deliberate killing of 5 billion people, the Texas Academy named him the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist. The Citizen Scientist reports that to date, the Academy has not moved to sanction the speaker or distance itself from the speaker’s remarks.
Pianka reportedly calls himself a “doomsday” ecologist who believes that the world’s ecological balance has been catastrophically affected by the “overpopulation” of human beings. Mims quotes him saying that war and famine would not do. Instead, he suggested, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to “kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved.” Pianka rejected AIDS as the disease of choice, saying it is killing people too slowly.
Ebola is a form of hemorrhagic fever that liquefies the internal organs; its victims die a horrifying, slow death and their bodies remain highly toxic after death. Some forms of Ebola only attack monkeys but some are deadly to human beings and have extremely high rates of infection and death.
In his online report, Mims says that a minute before Pianka began speaking, “an official of the Academy approached a video camera operator at the front of the auditorium and engaged him in animated conversation. The camera operator did not look pleased as he pointed the lens of the big camera to the ceiling and slowly walked away.” The Academy has no recording of Pianka’s talk.
Mims, chairman of the Academy’s Environmental Science Section, reports that Pianka began his talk by saying that the general public is “not ready” to hear what he was about to suggest. He says Pianka is “deadly serious.” Pianka received laughter when he said “with a discernable note of glee in his voice that, ‘We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth.’” When asked if he had shared his ideas with a general audience, Pianka responded, “I speak to the converted!”
Pianka spoke “glowingly” of the coercive population control program in China saying, “Smarter people have fewer kids.”
Pianka subscribes to the philosophical outlook common among scientists that human beings are no more important than animals, at one point exclaiming, “We’re no better than bacteria!”
Pianka is the latest in a long series of prominent, anti-human scientists who have called for massive culling of the world’s population as a solution to a theoretical population bomb endangering all life on the planet. However, beginning with Thomas Malthus, population doomsayers have repeatedly been proven to be spectacularly wrong in their predictions.
Read Mims’ report:
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