McAvoy wrote:Probably. I don't remember how it went down. I may look it up later.
The looking it up later bit.
Tsukiyumi wrote:At least 100 years ago, the majority of truly stupid people weren't rewarded for their idiocy.
"Look ma! I'ma catch this rattler with mah bare hands!"
Mikey wrote:True. Also, to a certain extent, we as a species have "conquered" natural selection. Is an individual's eyesight worse than the norm? NP - get glasses, lenses, or LASIK. Born sickly, weak, or otherwise unable to cope with the same environmental pressures as the rest? NP - we have medical, prosthetic, and other technology and therapies to get past that. Just can't hunt or forage as well as the alphas? NP - just get over to the Piggly Wiggly and pick up all the meat you need.
I'm not saying that saving kids or helping the sick or disabled is bad, I'm just saying that it definitely affects the way that nature has thinned the heard for the entire history of ever. Back in the day, some guy jumps off the barn... well, if the fall didn't get him than the infection will, or the gangrene, or... Nowadays, we just patch him up and send him on his way to keep doing stupid shit AND pass along his stupid-shit-doing genome.
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