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 donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.