I wonder what happened to evolution in these cases...
-Robert Cisero, 46, was arrested in Medford, Oregon in June after (according to police) he hit his teenage daughter in the ankle with a hammer to feign a "skating" injury, for which she could get a prescription for pain medication, which he then commandeered. [KIRO-TV (Seattle)-AP, 6-12-08]
-Darrell Walker , 30, was arrested in Bartlesville, Okla., in May after his 8-year-old son told police that his dad routinely shoots him (and his younger sister) in the leg with a BB gun if they misbehave. [Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville), 5-7-08]
-Sharon Platt allegedly stole $5000 from her employer, Murphy Motors of Williston ND recently and left town. She was apprehended in Pitttsburgh in May after she applied for a job and listed murphy Motors as a reference and her old employer alerted Pittsburgh Police [Grand Forks Herald, 5-23-08]
-Charles Ray Fuller, 21, was arrested in Fort Worth, TX, in April after he took a blank check belonging to his girlfriend and wrote it out to himself for $360,000,000, which he presented to Chase Bank, He remained in character after his arrest, assuring police that the check was legitimate, offered by the girlfriend's mother to help him start a record label. [Star-Telegram (fort Worth), 4-29-08]
Perhaps this next story explains it...
-Evolution scientists at Switzerland's University of Lausanne reported in June that over the course of 30 to 40 generations, ordinary flies tend to live longer if they are stupid. (who measures that) The researchers guessed that heightened neural activity overtaxed their systems. (So that is what is happening to humans)