Wednesday, July 23, 2008

And Darwin Would Explain This How?

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)

5 comments:

Michael said...

Helloooo Pam, I thought I was reading the local news here in Florida. Theres no Lifeguard for the Gene pool in Florida. Every day I read the local news here, its stories like that. Must be the heat. Well just stopping by and saying Hellooooo. Love ya Michael

Pam Lambros said...

I like that, "no lifeguard for the gene pool". But I think it goes beyond Florida. Anyways, looking forward to seeing all of you in a couple of weeks.

Sylvia said...

Do you ever read the Darwin Awards? It's all about natural selection. These awards go to people like that, except more stupid. As Ron White, the comedian, coined, "You can't fix stupid."

I also like the phrase, "artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

Have a great day!

Pam Lambros said...

I will have to check out the Darwin Awards. Always am amazed at what people do. :-)

Walter said...

You can check out the Darwin Awards for various years at:
http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/

Walter