First, here are a few choice quotes from Dr. Pianka, who, apparently, has his P.h.D. in biology (these quotes entirely from the story linked above... The Seguin Gazette: UT professor says death is imminent: By Jamie Mobley: The Gazette-Enterprise: Published April 2, 2006)...
- "[Disease] will control the scourge of humanity," Pianka said. "We're looking forward to a huge collapse."
- "The biggest enemy we face is anthropocentrism," he said, describing the belief system in which humans are the central element of the universe. "This is that common attitude that everything on this Earth was put here for [human] use."
- "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. However, a closely-related virus that kills monkeys, Ebola Reston, is airborne, and it is only a matter of time until Ebola Zaire evolves the capacity to be airborne."
- Does he believe nature will bring about this promised devastation? Or is humanity's own dissemination of a deadly virus the only answer? And more importantly, is this the motive behind his talks?
Responding to these very questions, Pianka said, "Good terrorists would be taking [Ebola Roaston and Ebola Zaire] so that they had microbes they could let loose on the Earth that would kill 90 percent of people."