"Probably. So what? People are the cause of all the problems. We have too
many of them. We need to get rid of some of them, and (malaria) is as good a way
According to "Earthbound," a collection of essays on environmental ethics,
William Aiken said: "Massive human diebacks would be good. It is our duty to
cause them. It is our species' duty, relative to the whole, to eliminate 90% of
Former National Park Service research biologist David Graber opined, "Human
happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and
healthy planet. . . . We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth.
. . . Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us
can only hope for the right virus to come along."
Speaking of viruses, Prince Philip — Duke of Edinburgh and patron of the
World Wildlife Fund — said, "If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned
to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
The late Jacques Cousteau told the UNESCO Courier: "One America burdens the
earth much more than 20 Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say. In order
to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a
horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it."
That represents the values of some progressives, but what about their
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