Stand by for a transcript of the Lamar speech (at the Texas Association of Scientists ceremony) which I’m given to understand makes the St. Edwards speech look rather tame. My take on the St. Edwards speech is it paints Pianka as an alarmist crackpot, and nothing else, confirming my first impression of him trying to be a poster boy for “Keep Austin Weird”.
The guy rags on about microbes taking over and putting us in our place. Uh, like duh. Microbes have us for dinner in the end in any case. All Pianka is saying is that they should have us for lunch instead of dinner. The microbes appear to be smarter than Eric as the microbes allow us to reproduce before they consume us. That would be like us eating all the chickens before any get a chance to lay an egg. What a dumbass.
In any case, I’ll wait for the Lamar transcript before I bother elevating this loon’s ranting beyond crotchety, frustrated, depressed old hermit’s nitwittery.