Sunday, April 02, 2006

Kill Everyone with Ebola

[Spoiler Alert: For those who enjoy Tom Clancy, but have yet to read Debt of Honor or Rainbow Six.]

In Debt of Honor, Tom Clancy lays out a scenario which culminates in the suicide attack of a plane into Congress, wiping out the House and Senate, Supreme Court, and Cabinet members. Essentially, the entire US government is killed with the exception of just-confirmed Vice President Jack Ryan. Needless to say, after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Clancy seemed prescient.

Now, a University of Texas evolutionary ecoologist, Dr. Eric Pianka [check out the pic, the guy has some beard], has taken a page from another Clancy thriller, Rainbow Six. Pianka advocates wiping out 90% of humanity, by using Ebola, else planet Earth will be destroyed. Unfortunately, because the "general public is not yet ready to hear what he was about to tell us," Pianka's horrid presentation was not videotaped.

Where to begin...