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14-04-2015, 05:29 AM
The need for Darwinism
So, when I was getting on the train to New York this morning at 6:53, I noticed a little placard that read "do not board moving train". Now, while I concede that's sound advice, is this really something people need to be told? Ignoring the fact that people trying to board the moving train won't see the small sign on the moving train until it is entirely too late, perhaps we should reconsider issuing these types of warnings.

I'm not suggesting killing off all the stupid people. I'm just suggesting we take down all the obvious warning labels and see how things shake out.

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14-04-2015, 05:37 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
There is provenly tested value in telling people the obvious in order to alter their mental states of action. Psychologists find these things out all the time. Even well adjusted, competent intellectual people can do stupid thoughtless things.

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14-04-2015, 05:42 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
You say value, I say allowing recessive stupid genes to remain in the gene pool.

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14-04-2015, 05:44 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
(14-04-2015 05:29 AM)BnW Wrote:  I'm not suggesting killing off all the stupid people. I'm just suggesting we take down all the obvious warning labels and see how things shake out.

Spoken like a true lawyer... Dodgy

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14-04-2015, 05:50 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
Speaking as someone who has boarded a moving train...

a) it's not easy
b) pain is involved
c) aim to not land in the lap of the grumpy bastard reading the Times newspaper... aim for the Sun reader with a sense of humour.

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14-04-2015, 06:04 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
(14-04-2015 05:29 AM)BnW Wrote:  I'm not suggesting killing off all the stupid people. I'm just suggesting we take down all the obvious warning labels and see how things shake out.

I think we'll go extinct by regression toward the mean, long before you reach your eugenics goal there...

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14-04-2015, 06:07 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
It reminds me of the whacked out regulations the OSHA came up with.... For instance we got fined once for not having the fire extinguisher marked with a pictograph on the wall where the extinguisher was mounted. The pictograph was about 6 inches high - and the fire extinguisher 2 1/2 feet.............. Yeah boy, you'd never find that extinguisher without that label pointing it out.....


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14-04-2015, 06:11 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
Perhaps we could speed things up even more with different signs.

"Do try to board this train while it's moving."

"Walk really close to the edge of the cliff."

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14-04-2015, 10:22 AM
RE: The need for Darwinism
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/avoid-d...08847.html
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14-04-2015, 10:56 AM
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Hmm, in principal, I kind of get the whole survival of the fittest thing (overpopulation and lack of resources and all). But that being said, I could see myself hopping on a train if it was moving less than 5mph, NOT within 10 seconds of approaching a wall, and had large doors open. That is if I knew it was an allowable action (stupid to risk being fined). In those circumstances I am confident I could board without a significant chance of threatening my life. Of course if the train is rapidly accelerating, or the doors have the ability to close while a person is in mid jump that changes things.

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