It looks like the creationists got me this time. I would like to apologize to my readers to posting something before checking its authenticity. Professor Eric Pianka does not advocate the mass extermination of the human population. [I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence.] He’s not crazy, I am, for believing the story.
But even more, I should apologize to Professor Pianka. And if I thought many of you read my blog, I would. Luckily, and sadly, my sphere of influence exerts very little power on the unfathomably large internet.
According to the local NBC affiliate in Austin, Pianka has received death threats targetting him and his family.
Sean of Cosmic Variance has reported on the misrepresentation yesterday. Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but I should be more wary of outlandish claims against evolutionary biology. In recent history, evolutionary biology has had nothing to do with it. Gosh, those creationists are everywhere into everything. Texas! Bah. It was a dead give away.
I can’t believe how completely had I feel.
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