A Fellow Biologist's Response to the Watson and Jones Article on Prof. Pianka
Infowars | April 4, 2006
By Rebecca Calisi,
The University of Texas at Arlington (Biology Department)
I must say that I am horrified by the ignorant twist your writers put on Pianka's speech. The article is FULL of misinformation, and it is no wonder that your site is not held credible in any educated circles. Perhaps you should check the facts before reporting?? I was in attendance at the Texas Academy of Science, and the only people (and there were very, VERY few) booing and hissing were the moronic creationists, angry that Pianka informed them they are not the "highest" creatures on this planet.
In fact, they are helping to destroy it. It is amazing how this article states, "It is commonly accepted that the entire world population could all fit into the state of Texas and each have an acre of their own land." Are you serious? What math are you using? Go back to school.
Eric Pianka is a brilliant, extremely well respected scientist. When your article states, "If Pianka, or 'The Lizard Man' as he likes to be called, is so vehement in the necessity of culling the human population will he step forward to be the first one in line? Will he sacrifice his children for the so-called greater good of the planet? We somehow doubt it."
Actually he said MANY TIMES that he would have no problem being the first to go, and fully understood (although saddened by the fact) that this would include his loved ones too!! He wishes no ill will toward anyone (he has children and grandchildren of his own you know), but there is NO DENYING the natural world would be a better place without people - ALL people! Not a selective bunch. Get it straight.
To liken Pianka to Hitler, etc., is the most absurd, ignorant comment anyone could make. He has spent his career trying to PROTECT life. He has inspired many a student to study, respect, and care for the natural world. Why are you trying to defame him when he is simply stating the facts??
It is a sad day when an article like this leaks out. May you be better informed next time.
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