Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Forrest Mims vs. Eric Pianka

The online science world is abuzz over Forrest Mims's claim that a UT Austin Bio prof said scientists should kill 90% of the world's population. Some Intelligent Designers have jumped on the bandwagon and called the DHS. A reasonable statement of the whole affair is at Panda's Thumb.
If Forrest Mims sounds familiar, he's the guy I mentioned in transmitting audio over an LED's light.
When crazy claims like these appear, you always have to ask yourself, what's more likely: A whole academy conspires to turn off the video camera, a scientist calls for the destruction of mankind, and only one person makes a stink? Or... did someone mishear what the scientist was saying.

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