Mims Lied

In his attack on Pianka, Mims asserted that "Something curious occurred a minute before Pianka began speaking. An official of the Academy approached a video camera operator at the front of the auditorium and engaged him in animated conversation. The camera operator did not look pleased as he pointed the lens of the big camera to the ceiling and slowly walked away."

This was a bald-faced lie, intended to captivate readers into thinking that Pianka's talk was not videotaped for some nefarious reason. In actuality, no videotape 'operator' was present.

Another Example

Vanishing Book Speech Controversy

Download The Vanishing Book of Life, the now infamous speech Pianka has given many times (16.8 meg pdf file)

Download text only to Pianka's "The Vanishing Book of Life" speech (283K pdf file)

Download Eric Pianka's " On Human Instincts"