for I watched in amazement as a few hundred members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth's population by airborne Ebola. The speech was given by Dr. Eric R. Pianka (Fig. 1), the University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert who the Academy named the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.
We live in a world where the cream of the scientific crop would applaude the murder of (at the most) 90% of the earths population through a organized infection of viruses. People who would not stand up and reject genocide. This is not however surprising. When we go to the gold standard of genocide, Nazi Germany, more Doctor's were members of the Nazi party then any other profession. In China and Russia the people who orchestrated the murders of millions often held a great degree of intellectual training.
But something worse occured in this incident to my mind
Something curious occurred 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.
This curious incident came to mind a few minutes later when Professor Pianka began his speech by explaining that the general public is not yet ready to hear what he was about to tell us. Because of many years of experience as a writer and editor, Pianka's strange introduction and the TV camera incident raised a red flag in my mind. Suddenly I forgot that I was a member of the Texas Academy of Science and chairman of its Environmental Science Section. Instead, I grabbed a notepad so I could take on the role of science reporter.
We live in a world of transperency and thats not always good (to be certain). But here we have a room full of the top scientific minds in the state of Texas. Instead of embracing the culture of transperency which becomes vital to protect from abuse of power they seek to hide, they seek to under cover of darkness propose this diabolical scheme.
Listen how he leads into proposing Murder of billions.
One of Pianka's earliest points was a condemnation of anthropocentrism, or the idea that humankind occupies a privileged position in the Universe. He told a story about how a neighbor asked him what good the lizards are that he studies. He answered, “What good are you?”
Pianka hammered his point home by exclaiming, “We're no better than bacteria!”
He devalues and dehumanizes the population. Something psychotics and mass murderers have always started off their process of murder. I could go into some of the many proofs that Man is only different then other animals because the scope of Man's ability to modify the enviroment (for good or for ill) is as great as it is because man has greater potential to act. It is however anthropocentrism to judge a species (Man) by the standard of other species...but it is a inverse anthropocentrism.
He then showed solutions for reducing the world's population in the form of a slide depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse . War and famine would not do, he explained. Instead, 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 then displayed a slide showing rows of human skulls, one of which had red lights flashing from its eye sockets.
He proposed the death of billions by power-point slide...
with the bells and whistles designed to bring you into the presentation.
the end result of this presentation?
Yet five hours later, the distinguished leaders of the Texas Academy of Science presented Pianka with a plaque in recognition of his being named 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist. When the banquet hall filled with more than 400 people responded with enthusiastic applause, I walked out in protest.
but thats not the worst of it
The 45-minute lecture before the Texas Academy of Science converted a university biology senior into a Pianka disciple, who then published a blog that seriously supports Pianka's mass death wish.
Its like in 12 monkeys where a scientist falls for the enviromental radicalism of Brad Pitt's lunatic charecter and spreads a leathal bio-pathogen about the world.
This is why we must distrust enviromentalists and scientists...because in the end they may lead us to our deaths