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Forget Mims… What Did Doctor “Doom” Pianka’s Students Hear?


Scroll to about 30 lines up from the bottom for testimony of what Pianka told preached to his students in Biology 304 at UT Austin last semester.

I don’t root for ebola, but maybe a ban on having more than one child. I agree . . . too many people ruining this planet.

The student doesn’t root for ebola but it seems clear the student is implying that Professor Pianka does root for it.

Though I agree that convervation biology is of utmost importance to the world, I do not think that preaching that 90% of the human population should die of ebola is the most effective means of encouraging conservation awareness. I found Pianka to be knowledgable, but spent too much time focusing on his specific research and personal views.

It’s hard to imagine a more clearly stated confirmation that what this student heard in Pianka’s class:

preaching that 90% of the human population should die of ebola

is exactly what Mims heard in the Lamar speech.

That's not so very extreme. Brit wildlife guru Sir David Attenborough reckons it would be a "good thing" if the ENTIRE human race died out. A foolish remark - without humans there is no maorality, no good, on earth. dickatkinson
That Pianka believes the reduction of humanity by about 90% via a pandemic contagia is a good thing appears to be pretty well established. Whether or not he advocates that it be deliberately caused has yet to be determined. MikeGene came up with a good idea by suggesting that the UT faculty sign a decree stating that they disagree with Pianka's views, just as decrees were signed by faculty at Lehigh and Iowa State to distance themselves from the immensely dangerous ideas of Behe and Gonzalez. Well, we have a decree now, but it's one which condemns Mims' report and defends Pianka! (See the fifth paragraph from the bottom here.) The message is all too clear: Heretics who disagree with materialist ideology are always the bad guys. crandaddy

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