Debunked:"If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be... - Prince Philip

TemplarJLS

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"If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels. -Prince Phillip

This is a VERY common quote passed on though certain Conspiracy Websites. However that is the problem:

Conspiracy Websites are the only place I can find that quote. I can't find it anywhere else, not even as a quote-mine.

Of course there is this video


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The problem is that it has the quote on text, and the interview provided has no such quote.

He did say something about big families (From what I could understand), but didn't express any such desire.


UPDATE:

I found the quote here:

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/162685-if-i-were-reincarnated-i-would-wish-to-be-returned

I fail to see, however, how this proves that the Government is plotting to depopulate the Earth.
 
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David Fraser

Senior Member.
It is actually an interpretation of a quote he made in the foreword of "If I were an animal" by Fleur Cowles. I have the book but it is quoted here,

I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
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http://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Prince_Philip,_Duke_of_Edinburgh

I will make a scan or find an e copy of the text if I remember.
 

Gary Cook

Active Member
It is actually an interpretation of a quote he made in the foreword of "If I were an animal" by Fleur Cowles. I have the book but it is quoted here,

I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
Content from External Source
http://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Prince_Philip,_Duke_of_Edinburgh

I will make a scan or find an e copy of the text if I remember.
Surely thats more like a paraphrase taken as a quote than actual bunk? He does actually say he would come back as a deadly virus albeit in the context he said, no?
 
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