Tsunami-adieu mon ami!

02Mar10

2009 was the 2ooth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his Origin of the Species.

The annual Darwin Awards are about celebrating the deaths of the late unlamented slow learners who have selflessly and stupidly demonstrated evolution in action by chlorinating the gene pool and culling the herd through diverse  self-destructive deeds which illustrate both unnatural and natural selection and a powerful- and fortunately requited- death wish.

A special instant Mass Darwin Award should be given to the large number of idiots who queued up on the seabed and foreshore in New Zealand after the Chilean earthquake on the weekend,  the better to see the tsunami at close quarters.

Their friends and families could easily have been sequentially waving them goodbye in a Chilean version of the Mexican Wave and simultaneously witnessing a sudden upwards spike in the nation’s average IQ.

 #Blinks

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8541833.stm      Tsunami maps      

The Darwin Awards   For services to  Gene Pool Cleansing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lfTPTFN94o&feature=related      Daniel Dennett – The Genius of Charles Darwin: The Uncut Interviews

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One Response to “Tsunami-adieu mon ami!”

  1. 1 Parorchestia

    Lyall,
    Alternatively, it could result in severe selection for swimming ability. Maybe then we would have greater success in future Olympic swimming events!
    In any case, how much sillier is it than attempting to drive through central Christchurch? Or crossing the road? Climbing mountains…….?


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