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FBI Interested in Texas “Doomsday” Ecologist who said Ebola the Solution to Human Overpopulation
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/6/06 | LifeSiteNews

Posted on 04/06/2006 5:44:20 PM PDT by wagglebee

AUSTIN, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever in which the internal organs of the victim liquefy, has one of the highest rates of fatality of any known contagious disease at approximately 80-90% and is one of the most contagious diseases known to medical science. It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola.

All of which is why the FBI is interested in talking to Texas ecologist and herpetologist, Dr. Eric R. Pianka, who suggested at a meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences that an airborne version of Ebola that would wipe out 90% of the human population was the solution to the human “overpopulation problem.”

This week, Pianka has been in the Texas media saying that he was not advocating bio-terrorism, but also told the Austin Statesman that he is meeting with local FBI officials in response to complaints that he is advocating biological terrorism.

“Someone has reported me as a terrorist,” he said. “They think I'm forming a cadre of people to release the airborne Ebola virus into the air. That I'm the leader and my students are the followers.”

On the day he was named by the Academy as 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist, Pianka declared that AIDS was not killing off the surplus human population fast enough. What is needed, he said, is Ebola to kill 5.8 billion of the world’s 6 billion plus humans. The speech received a prolonged standing ovation at the Academy’s annual meeting at Lamar University in Beaumont.

The Seguin Gazette quotes Pianka saying, “Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine.” 

 “[Disease] will control the scourge of humanity,” Pianka said in his March 3 speech. “We're looking forward to a huge collapse.” He said, “We've grown fat, apathetic and miserable,” and described the world as a “fat, human biomass.”

The syllabus for one of Pianka’s courses reads, “Although [Ebola Zaire] Kills 9 out of 10 people, outbreaks have so far been unable to become epidemics because they are currently spread only by direct physical contact with infected blood…Ebola Reston, is airborne, and it is only a matter of time until Ebola Zaire evolves the capacity to be airborne.”

The speech was first reported by popular science and computer writer, Forrest Mims III on the website of the Citizen Scientist. Mims said he was concerned that in this age of international security tensions, “fertile young minds,” might take Pianka’s assertions as suggestions.

One class evaluation for one of Pianka’s courses shows the enthusiasm with which his ideas are received by ‘fertile young minds. Two quoted by the Seguin Gazette read, “the most incredible class I ever had” and “Pianka is a GOD!”

After the talk, student blogger, Brenna McConnell, who attended the Academy talk wrote, “He’s basically advocating for the death for all but 10 percent of the current population. And at the risk of sounding just as radical, I think he’s right.”

To the possibility that someone would actually go with the idea, Pianka said, “Good terrorists would be taking [Ebola Reston and Ebola Zaire] so that they had microbes they could let loose on the Earth that would kill 90 percent of people.”

Read previous LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Texas “Doomsday Ecologist” Calls for 90% of Humans to be Wiped out with Ebola Virus
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/apr/06040306.html

Read a transcript of Pianka’s March 3 talk:
http://www.pearceyreport.com/archives/2006/04/transcript_dr_...



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bioterror; ebola; education; epidemics; ericrpianka; fbi; forrestmimsiii; leftists; pianka; scientists
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One class evaluation for one of Pianka’s courses shows the enthusiasm with which his ideas are received by ‘fertile young minds. Two quoted by the Seguin Gazette read, “the most incredible class I ever had” and “Pianka is a GOD!”

After the talk, student blogger, Brenna McConnell, who attended the Academy talk wrote, “He’s basically advocating for the death for all but 10 percent of the current population. And at the risk of sounding just as radical, I think he’s right.”

There are probably hundreds of educators the FBI needs to be keeping an eye on!

1 posted on 04/06/2006 5:44:24 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 04/06/2006 5:44:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

A few years back I saw Bill Maher saying that it would be a good thing if someone infected the American cattle industry with hoof and mouth disease.


3 posted on 04/06/2006 5:48:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: wagglebee
“Pianka is a GOD!”

WTH is with the Left and their love of death?

4 posted on 04/06/2006 5:49:40 PM PDT by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: cripplecreek

He was probably just trying to boost his ratings, I don't think he is intelligent enough to understand the implications of what he was saying.


5 posted on 04/06/2006 5:50:09 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

This guy sounds just like the wackos in Clancy's novel "Rainbow Six".


6 posted on 04/06/2006 5:50:43 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: cripplecreek

Why not, Bill seems to have it...


7 posted on 04/06/2006 5:50:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: SIDENET
WTH is with the Left and their love of death?

They just want to prove Darwinism.

8 posted on 04/06/2006 5:50:59 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: rbg81

You need to check out the wacko's website!

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~varanus/eric.html


9 posted on 04/06/2006 5:51:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

FBI interested? Probably wouldn't hurt to keep an eye on him, but anybody who takes an intense approving interest in his nonsense ought to be watched, too.


10 posted on 04/06/2006 5:52:37 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: DoughtyOne

No he has one of the worst cases of cranial rectal insertion I've ever seen.


11 posted on 04/06/2006 5:52:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: wagglebee

I just don't get why they don't off themselves first and set the example.

At least Ingrid Newkirk had the courtesy of having herself neutered.

Ah...more room for my highly exceptional genes. ( -;


12 posted on 04/06/2006 5:52:51 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: RightWhale

That's the problem. You just don't know what mush filled brain will leach on to this and act something out for the good of Gaya.


13 posted on 04/06/2006 5:55:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: wagglebee
What is needed, he said, is Ebola to kill 5.8 billion of the world’s 6 billion plus humans.

“[Disease] will control the scourge of humanity,”

Abortion must not be working fast enough for the misanthropists!!

14 posted on 04/06/2006 5:55:20 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: cripplecreek

That too? Oh man! LOL


15 posted on 04/06/2006 5:55:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: wagglebee

Have a nice looooooong talk with that MOFO.


16 posted on 04/06/2006 5:56:58 PM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: SIDENET
WTH is with the Left and their love of death?

Straight from Hell itself.

17 posted on 04/06/2006 5:57:05 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: wagglebee
Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola.

Senile b@$t@rd has confused his ideology with a Tom Clancy novel, I suspect. This prof is no spring chicken, and has been in the same position for 38 years. He's ready for the rubber classroom.

He said, “We've grown fat, apathetic and miserable,” and described the world as a “fat, human biomass.”

We're not fat and apathetic. We are, as a country, preparing for the Apocalypse. God himself will give in before he can starve us into submission.

/blasphemous rant mode

18 posted on 04/06/2006 5:58:22 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I am somewhat worried. There are already some activists here and there and they aren't all Arabs.


19 posted on 04/06/2006 6:00:13 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: cripplecreek
A few years back I saw Bill Maher saying that it would be a good thing if someone infected the American cattle industry with hoof and mouth disease.

Of course he did - he wants more people to be like him.

20 posted on 04/06/2006 6:01:11 PM PDT by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: wagglebee
The speech received a prolonged standing ovation at the Academy’s annual meeting at Lamar University in Beaumont.

The whole "Academy" and perhaps Lamar University should be under very close scrutiny by the FBI as well as Homeland Security officers. I see references to his "courses" in the article but no reference to an institution where they are offered. Maybe an even more widespread terror alert is in order.

21 posted on 04/06/2006 6:03:45 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: Hardastarboard

Check out his website!

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~varanus/eric.html


22 posted on 04/06/2006 6:04:44 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: FreePaul

University of Texas. Here's his website, he is certifiable!

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~varanus/eric.html


23 posted on 04/06/2006 6:05:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Bttt


24 posted on 04/06/2006 6:06:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: RightWhale

You're absolutely right IMO. Alf, Elf...


25 posted on 04/06/2006 6:07:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: wagglebee
Wow the Q&A part is frightening.

this question is particularly scary:

QUESTIONER: I had a similar point. What can we do to correct this problem? It's, it all has to come from policy level because of the way human society is structured when the governments represent people.

One thing is for sure....we can never, ever let the liberals come to power.

--snip-- PIANKA:But I asked a reproductive physiologist years ago about this. I said, “Could you design a molecule that you could administer once that would bind to the DNA to turn off reproduction and make people sterile?” And he said, yeah, theoretically. And I said, well, if you did that could you design an antidote that would unmask it just briefly for as few seconds? And he said, yeah, probably. So this is what we need. We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth [laughter] and make the antidote freely available to anybody who’s willing to work for it.
26 posted on 04/06/2006 6:08:42 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: wagglebee
But judging from the sample of leftist losers profiled at http://www.zombietime.com , they ARE the weakest link!

I saw the site you linked to, and I'm sure the FBI saw the same site. Morons like this ecologist are in the right place to spread these diseases and the havoc they so desire.

And the left is worried about the Christians preparing for the Apocalypse?? Gee, I wonder what would give Conservatives and Christians in general the idea that someone is trying to kill off large portions of Humanity??? Maybe the left should, for once, look in a mirror and see the monsters that they are.

Asking too much, I know.
27 posted on 04/06/2006 6:09:31 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just National Socialism without the "twisted cross")
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To: wagglebee
We have already taken half of this planet's land surface.

This guy is a PROFESSOR?!?!? Where did he get this statistic? Oh, I know. It's brown and . . . never mind.

28 posted on 04/06/2006 6:11:32 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: wagglebee

How come these POS's never put themselves on their lists?


29 posted on 04/06/2006 6:12:20 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: SIDENET
WTH is with the Left and their love of death?

They do seem fascinated with killing. They seem to love to kill anyone who cannot defend themselves from the unborn; to the old and infirmed; to disarmed civilians fearing roving bads of thugs and dictatorial governments; to civilians (also disarmed) dying in genocides; to spreading diseases intent on wiping out BILLIONS of innocent people.

Yeah, being called a "baby-killer" by these fools lost its bite years ago.
30 posted on 04/06/2006 6:14:41 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just National Socialism without the "twisted cross")
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To: highpockets

Maybe they can help population control and just quit eating, that way they can experience the same "euphoria" that Terri Schiavo did.


31 posted on 04/06/2006 6:15:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I'd like to ask the "good" doctor which part of the population he falls into - the 90% dying a horrible death, or the other 10%.

Any guesses?? (Just being retorical, of course, he'd feel HE was just too "important" to die - Me, I say, lead by example)


32 posted on 04/06/2006 6:22:32 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: M1Tanker

However, don't dare suggest killing the guilty!


33 posted on 04/06/2006 6:27:43 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: wagglebee

You can bet alumni giving has just tanked at that school.


34 posted on 04/06/2006 6:38:45 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: wagglebee

Anybody who thinks its right to kill 90% of the people needs to not only be watched, he or she needs to be confined.


35 posted on 04/06/2006 6:42:29 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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After the talk, student blogger, Brenna McConnell, who attended the Academy talk wrote, “He’s basically advocating for the death for all but 10 percent of the current population. And at the risk of sounding just as radical, I think he’s right.”

Hey Brenda, if you're reading this--you first, babe.
36 posted on 04/06/2006 6:43:45 PM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals regardless of their party affiliation.)
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To: wagglebee

little-publicized factoid, buried in a news report about recent enviro-terrorists arrests...
The FBI considers attacks by environmentalist extremists their #2 domestic
terror threat...just after the radical Islamic terror threat.


37 posted on 04/06/2006 6:46:00 PM PDT by VOA
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To: cripplecreek
"A few years back I saw Bill Maher saying that it would be a good thing if someone infected the American cattle industry with hoof and mouth disease."

Odd. I thought he was afflicted by hoof-in-mouth disease.

38 posted on 04/06/2006 6:49:17 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Antoninus
Definitely a test case. She goes first so the rest of us can evaluate the results ~ maybe our lives improve, maybe they don't.

Wouldn't help to kill an innocent.

39 posted on 04/06/2006 6:49:23 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: SIDENET
WTH is with the Left and their love of death?

I say we let them go first. Imagine a world free of liberals. ':)

40 posted on 04/06/2006 7:02:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Don't mess with Texas.)
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To: wagglebee
Having read his web page just now I agree with 50% of what he is saying. The just of it is the Human populations and all species on earth tend to get hit with a plague that corrects the over population. A close study of these past plagues as shown they end before we are able to do anything to stop them. The last example was polio, the vaccine did not get introduced until long after the decline had already started, lagging about 2 years by the time enough kids had the vaccine it had already gone away. Skunks do this every 10 years or so, they suddenly have an outbreak of rabies usually after a drought when what ever they eat is short vs the population. Texas is having a rabies outbreak now. Scientist can not explain what triggers these plagues other than they tend to follow stress on a population. The problem in Mexico is the use of Antibiotics and Catholic religion that prevents birth control has caused every family to have larger number of kids who all survive. My grandmother in 1920 had 6 kids and only 2 lived to be adults, most died of some thing or another all that can be treated by medicine today. No economy can absorb a birth of 8 kids for every 2 workers non stop. So Fox ships them all to the USA as illegal Mexicans, suddenly we have 12 million illegal Mexicans in the USA. The bottom line is if we had half as many humans on the planet and we all had only 2 kids, and no Muslims, it would be a lot easer keep things stable. Now all the global warming and other leftist crap he talks about is just that liberal crap. By the way I am not saying we should do any drastic programs to do anything only that away from the emotions of this there is some common sense science to the idea. Want to solve pollution, cut down the number of humans to be able to treat sewage and pick up garbage. Want to keep everyone employed stop the human explosion in Mexico and any immigration growth. Economics in modern industrial countries with closed borders kids cost to much, when women become educated they use birth control and the birth rate drops to 2 kids per family with well educated parents and a industrial society all of this with no government controls. Its the uneducated peasants of the world along with antibiotics and modern farming and sanitary sewers thats feeds too many kids that all survive to adulthood.
41 posted on 04/06/2006 7:14:59 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: wagglebee


42 posted on 04/06/2006 7:19:42 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: pwatson

Just kill off all the Catholics and you'll be half way to bliss.

F HEAD A HOLE


43 posted on 04/06/2006 7:22:54 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: wagglebee

"The speech received a prolonged standing ovation at the Academy’s annual meeting at Lamar University in Beaumont."

If true, is this not the most disturbing aspect of the entire episode?


44 posted on 04/06/2006 7:30:30 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Reaganesque

Bump...read this guys Obituary !


45 posted on 04/06/2006 7:33:02 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: BearWash
Sorry that got you mad, I happen to love Catholics and have several in my family. Only stating facts here. I worked in Mexico for 5 years and thats what is going on there. No birth control, free antibiotics and exploding birth rates, all our 30 year old Mexicans in our Factory had 6 kids. They had 30% unemployment because of many reasons but over population was the main one. I happen to love Mexicans and have great respect for their dedication to family and work, much of that from their deep Catholic faith. I am also against illegal immigration. You can think in facts and use science without all the emotion you know.
46 posted on 04/06/2006 7:35:18 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: wagglebee

I think the old professor's cheese just slipped off his cracker.


47 posted on 04/06/2006 7:38:02 PM PDT by baltoga
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To: wagglebee

Poster boy for the wiretap proponents.


48 posted on 04/06/2006 7:38:27 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: wagglebee

He's been reading too much Tom Clancy.

Remember what happened to the bio terrorists in "Rainbow Six"?


49 posted on 04/06/2006 7:51:12 PM PDT by bordergal
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To: wagglebee
Interesting site.

His 'Commandment #7: Thou Shalt NOT exploit statistics to belabor an otherwise obvious point.

I wonder what his stance on global warming (TM) and gun control are???
50 posted on 04/06/2006 8:08:23 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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