As discussed in "Radical Environmentalism and the War on Humans", adherents of the extremist ecology and animal rights movements have evolutionary thinking as the foundation for their worldviews. By their reckoning, life is pretty much the same, it's just that humans evolved more efficiently. But some think that humanity is a blight, and should be exterminated (or at least seriously culled). Don't expect respect if you tell them that humanity is special because we are created in God's image. No, we're accidents, just like everything else. No hope, no purpose. And yet they preach the evolutionary message of despair.
I reckon that any group will have the occasional participants that are plumb crazy, but it's a mite unsettling when someone gives a speech at a university wanting Ebola to kill most of us — and other nutcases cheer! This article from 2006 is just as relevant today:
A stunning claim circulating the internet is that a university lecturer was publicly applauded for advocating the elimination of 90% of the world’s population by airborne Ebola virus.You can read the rest by clicking on "Doomsday Glee".
An eyewitness certainly gained that impression from the talk by Dr Eric Pianka, a highly respected evolutionary ecologist, given in early March 2006 to the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont.1 Pianka may have been misunderstood in that he probably did not say that Ebola use should be some sort of deliberate policy. But the reality, based on an incomplete transcript of the actual talk, is still cause for grave concern.