Lunaya Pravda

04 April 2006

Doctor Doom saves the world

Meeting Doctor Doom

Forrest M. Mims III describes his experience in a recent presentation by Dr. Eric R. Pianka, University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert:

Professor Pianka said the Earth as we know it will not survive without drastic measures. Then, and without presenting any data to justify this number, he asserted that the only feasible solution to saving the Earth is to reduce the population to 10 percent of the present number.

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....

After praising the Ebola virus for its efficiency at killing, Pianka paused, leaned over the lectern, looked at us and carefully said, “We've got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that.”

It's a little too convenient that the cameraman was instructed not to record when Pianka got up to speak, and a little too frightening that Doctor Doom received a standing ovation from the scientific community for proposing the murder of 5.4 billion people. To me, this demonstrates that the proportion of mindless sheep in the scientific community is likely equal to that of the general population.

Funny that when the zero (or in this case, negative) population growth crowd speaks up, they're never the ones volunteering for their own proposals. If any one of them truly believed in their cause, they'd be the first ones to drink the Kool-Aid. It's a known fact that the best environmentalist is a rotting, festering corpse; pushing up daisies would do more for the environment than all their current efforts combined. But instead, their smug self-satistfaction suggests they intend to be first in line to rule when the rest of us nature-killers are out of the way. I wonder how Pianka intends to side-step the indiscriminate targeting of a virus and assume the survivor throne.

If we need to start an ebola outbreak, Dr. Pianka is an excellent candidate to become the next Typhoid Mary. It's time he put his money life where his mouth is. Then he and Dr. Mengele's ghost can trade notes.

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