Scientist Proposes to Eliminate 90% Human Population, Receives A Plaque and Standing Ovation - Meet Dr. Doom

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, April 3, 2006

We surely do live in interesting times. World famous ecologist Dr. Eric Pianka proposes to eliminate 90% of human population with airborne ebola virus. You may be interested to know that ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.
Eric Pianka
In the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont on 3-5 March 2006, Dr. Eric R. Pianka, the University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert, 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.

AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world’s population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years.

“We’ve got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that.”

“You know, the bird flu’s good, too.” They laughed again when he proposed, with a discernable note of glee in his voice that, “We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth.”

He found an excellent solution to the fossil fuel problem, “And the fossil fuels are running out,” he said, “so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people.” So the oil crisis alone may require eliminating two-third’s of the world’s population.

When Pianka finished his remarks, the audience applauded. It wasn’t merely a smattering of polite clapping that audiences diplomatically reserve for poor or boring speakers. It was a loud, vigorous and enthusiastic applause.

Five hours after the famous speech the distinguished leaders of the Texas Academy of Science presented Pianka with a plaque in recognition of his being named 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.

Source: Citizen scientist Forrest M. Mims III, who is a member of the Texas Academy and chairs its Environmental Science Section.

Dr. Pianka earlier commented, “We’re no better than bacteria!”. I agree with him as far as he is concerned. I am literally outraged.

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January 6, 2008: 10:09 am

Check out the web slide show at https://WWW.PANEARTH.ORG which explains the actual root cause of human population growth. An awareness of the underpinnings of human population dynamics would lead to the possibility of more thoughtful solutions. As for the 90% elimination idea, I hope it was a satire. And, if anyone cared to do the math, this would simply delay the problem, and only for a thousand years or so. If we don’t understand the basis of human population dynamics, we’ll only repeat the problem.

July 12, 2007: 12:43 pm

He should get the ball rolling by offing himself.

April 7, 2006: 1:29 pm

Scientists can be so odd. What is wrong with that man?

April 4, 2006: 1:28 am

He has proposed the same idea to his students.

In a student evaluation of a 2004 course he taught, one of Professor Pianka’s students wrote, “Though I agree that convervation [sic] biology is of utmost importance to the world, I do not think that preaching that 90% of the human population should die of ebola [sic] is the most effective means of encouraging conservation awareness.” (Go here and scroll down to just before the Fall 2005 evaluation section near the end.)

April 3, 2006: 3:00 pm

Are you entirely sure that his speech wasn’t satirical in nature?

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