Academia Nut proposes killing 90% of the human race; recieves award

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Seen the article, “Meeting Doctor Doom,” in The Citizen Scientist? It’s no real surprise that radical greens hold the views described there, but that the person described recieved an award as 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist from the Texas Academy of Science at the meeting where he gave the speech reminded me of the vast chasm that sometimes seems to lie between the current crop of “Academia Nuts” and most other folks…

“…But there was a gravely disturbing side to that otherwise scientifically significant meeting, for I watched in amazement as a few hundred members of the Texas Academy of Science rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation to a speech that enthusiastically advocated the elimination of 90 percent of Earth’s population by airborne Ebola. The speech was given by Dr. Eric R. Pianka, the University of Texas evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert who the Academy named the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist….”

You really must read DL’s post about this at TMH’s Bacon Bits, if you have not already.

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9 Replies to “Academia Nut proposes killing 90% of the human race; recieves award”

  1. One could always hope it was just Southern hospitality but a standing ovation? I wonder if they’d stand up and applaud old Charlie- he had an equally insane plan as I recall.

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