Wesley R. Elsberry points out in his blog that Intelligence Design advocates complain that they are censored by the scientific community because their work is unpopular or "scientifically immoral". It's ironic, then, that they themselves would censor Pianka's unpopular immoral ideas.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
There are too many of us.
Eric R. Pianka is a zoologist at the University of Texas at Austin. He is apparently well-known for believing that there are too many people on our planet, and argues for this in the essay, What nobody wants to hear, but everyone needs to know. Recently, he spoke at the Texas Academy of Science, and as reported by Forrest Mims (Digg), an Academy member, Pianka advocated the elimination of about 90% of our population via airbourne Ebola. Wow.