Perhaps you recall the outrageous statements by Dr. Eric Pianka of U. of Texas at Austin. Well, he’s still preaching his wacky “humans are the root of all evil” propaganda and enlisting the aid of some of his unfortunate students. (unfortunate because they’ve fallen under the influence of this nutty professor). Below is a video of some of his latest. The twisted logic and misinformation given here is beyond belief. You could laugh this off if it were just the rantings of some unknown in their basement, but Pianka has managed to grab some national attention, even if negative attention.
Please note the irony of complaining about over population while at the same time complaining how we evil humans are causing our own exitinction. Isn’t that the goal…decrease the “surplus” population. It reminds of this wonderful bit from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
“Spirit,” said Scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, “tell me if Tiny Tim will live.”
“I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.”
“No, no,” said Scrooge. “Oh, no, kind Spirit! say he will be spared.”
“If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, none other of my race,” returned the Ghost, “will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
Scrooge hung his head to hear his wn words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.
“Man,” said the Ghost, “if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”