Darwinism removes stupidity from gene pool

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
A 5-year old is given a rifle and shoots dead 2-year old sister.

See: http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=868878&vId=3943382&cId=Top%20Stories

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  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Americans are asre-crazy batsiht insane.  Almost makes me ashamed to be conservative.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
A 5-year old is given a rifle and shoots dead 2-year old sister.

See: http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=868878&vId=3943382&cId=Top%20Stories

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awsgc24
It was mentioned here --> http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1826152.htm#1826152

I agree Darwin's Law generally helps us to improve the gross IQ of society, alas, in this case, the one removed is a two year old girl who quite frankly, was probably the one from the family most likely to join Mensa.

The parents will never be the same, and who knows what issues the poor little boy is now going to grow up with. Tragic is a word not strong enough.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Darwin awards go to people who remove themselves from the gene pool; not others.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Darwin awards go to people who remove themselves from the gene pool; not others.
Valvegear

Very good point.

Just as the Nobel Prizes are shadowed by the Ig(natioous)-Nobel prizes, what award shadows the Darwin prize in a negative sense?
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Five years old and given a rifle, sounds like there is something wrong here. I would not let any child of 5 years old have a gun of any sort, and one should ask why was the gun loaded at the time and why was it not locked up away from the lad unless using it under parental supervision. Kids being kids you have to expect the worse and this is about as bad as it gets.

It seems that the parents never checked the rifle to make sure it was not loaded and also failed to store it where it could not be reached by the five year old in the first place. I was always told by my father when he had a rifle to never touch it, and if you used it make sure that it was not put away with a round still in it. It only takes a couple of seconds to check that a rifle is indeed empty. By the way I was 16 when my father first let me have a shot with that rifle. I was 15 when he told me the above though.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Very good point.

Just as the Nobel Prizes are shadowed by the Ig(natioous)-Nobel prizes, what award shadows the Darwin prize in a negative sense?
awsgc24
Thinking out aloud, there was a famous debate between pro and anti evolutionists, and the antis led by a Bishop with a name starting IIRC with a "W" were defeated. That "W" name might be a good choice for the shadow Darwin Award !!??

Lo and Behold!

A good name for the Shadow Darwin Award has popped up in relation to the banning of CCTV for privacy reasons, courtesy Adam Bonner and the Adminstrative _______________ Tribunal.

See: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1826393.htm#1826393
  fabricator Chief Commissioner

Location: Gawler
Darwin awards go to people who remove themselves from the gene pool; not others.
Valvegear

Defined as removing yourself, or your ability to reproduce from existence. In any case accidents don't count, doing something dumb and dangerous in the first place does.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Defined as removing yourself, or your ability to reproduce from existence. In any case accidents don't count, doing something dumb and dangerous in the first place does.
fabricator

Hence the need for the Shadow Darwin Award for counter=productively removing GOOD people from the gene pool.

Some names have for this shadow Award have been suggested in another thread.

See: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1826393.htm#1826393
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Not a Darwin award event unless she shot the parent who gave her the gun. Unfortunately unless jailed and they deserve it for Manslaughter, these parents will probably breed again.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Not a Darwin award event unless she shot the parent who gave her the gun. Unfortunately unless jailed and they deserve it for Manslaughter, these parents will probably breed again.
RTT_Rules

Firstly, IIRC, it was a 5 y.o. boy that did the shooting.

Secondly, the parent(s) would be eligible for a Shadow Darwin Award, like an Ignoble Prize, named after Alfred Noble's (of dynamite's fame) stupid brother Ignatius.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Firstly, IIRC, it was a 5 y.o. boy that did the shooting.

Secondly, the parent(s) would be eligible for a Shadow Darwin Award, like an Ignoble Prize, named after Alfred Noble's (of dynamite's fame )stupid brother Ignatius.
awsgc24
Yes I know.

USa has a large group of idiots that have too much power. The US carries on about the troops and civilans lost to war and terroists. Listening to their military radio in Gemrnay, Fook me sounds so much propaganda and treating the bases in Germany as front lines. Yet in last 50 years I hear twice as many people have died in the USA from domestic shootings. No unsung hero stories or memorials unless its a mass shooting for these people, often children.

A few months back after the latest school shooting I started a post stating when will it change or whatever. Some thought it too soon to discuss, but at 10,000+ people a year, every day would always be too soon. 30 school kids in one class room shot dead in one day or 30 across the country in one day, only difference is number of shooters involved and its a still a sick society that tolerates this under the false premise of defending a 300 year old statement. There are countries without efective govts that have lower murder rates than USA.

The justification is made even more pathetic when you just ahve to look across the border at their almost blood brothers, the Canadians which don't have the same problems. If they applied the same rules and lawsuits to guns as they do people who spill hot coffee or don't want to wear seat belts. The gun manufactures would not let most of the gun owners buy a gun.

Sorry, Off the soap box!
  Gaz170 Junior Train Controller

Location: Gold Coast
As someone said, Americans will always have these tragedies until they learn to love their children more than their guns.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Apparently the NRA wield great power.

A theory I once heard was that they can be easily be defeated, if many, many gun haters joined up and then out-voted the gun lovers! This is somewhat similar to what happens here with greenies buying shares in mining companies solely to gain the right to attend Annual General Meetings to disruptively voice their displeasure, but if the majority of NRA members happened to vote for strict gun control because of a wave of new members, then real change could occur.

Plausible?
  Speed Minister for Railways

Not a Darwin award event unless she shot the parent who gave her the gun. Unfortunately unless jailed and they deserve it for Manslaughter, these parents will probably breed again.
"RTT_Rules"
Even if the stupid parents were shot, they've still reproduced and the demonstrably stupid child lives on.

If he discharged the weapon while resting it on his thigh and the recoil battered his scrotum beyond use, that would qualify. Otherwise, he has to kill himself.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Even if the stupid parents were shot, they've still reproduced and the demonstrably stupid child lives on.

If he discharged the weapon while resting it on his thigh and the recoil battered his scrotum beyond use, that would qualify. Otherwise, he has to kill himself.
Speed
Ummmmm it is not the 5 year old boys fault actually. Sure he pulled the trigger, but leaving a kid with a rifle that might be loaded, as it was tragically in this instance. Is really just lack of parental care at any time. A concerned parent would have told the child not to touch it unless Dad or Uncle or whoever was there to keep an eye on them. Walking out and leaving a 5 year old child playing with a rifle is just more than most could think about really, would you do it. If it had been me I would have taken the rifle from the lad and gave him a stern lecture about how guns can be used to kill. Then I would have checked to make sure it was not loaded and then locked it away in a closet or cupboard for safe keeping.

I have taught my sons how to use a gun responsibly, not just thrust one into their hands and said go for it.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
A concerned parent would have told the child not to touch it unless Dad or Uncle or whoever was there to keep an eye on them. Walking out and leaving a 5 year old child playing with a rifle is just more than most could think about really, would you do it. If it had been me I would have taken the rifle from the lad and gave him a stern lecture about how guns can be used to kill. Then I would have checked to make sure it was not loaded and then locked it away in a closet or cupboard for safe keeping.
David Peters


What responsible parent gives a 5 year old a gun period?

I have taught my sons how to use a gun responsibly, not just thrust one into their hands and said go for it.
David Peters


I *really* hope they were much more than 5 years old when this took place...
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
What responsible parent gives a 5 year old a gun period?

Graham4405

For consistency's sake, shouldn't 5 year olds be allowed driver's licences?
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
For consistency's sake, shouldn't 5 year olds be allow driver's licences?
awsgc24

Hell, why not let them drink alcohol and vote as well.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Hell, why not let them drink alcohol and vote as well.
TheBlacksmith


We allow five year-olds in parliament and government so why not? Wait, that's those with the mentality of five year-olds... Embarassed
  Carnot Minister for Railways

America - the land where individual rights are considered more important than common sense and logic.

For the sake of opening a (very big) can of worms - the Right consider gun rights as sacred while the Left consider abortion/same-sex marriage rights as sacred.  Just sayin'.....
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
America - the land where individual rights are considered more important than common sense and logic.
Carnot
Coming soon to a nation near you...
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
For consistency's sake, shouldn't 5 year olds be allowed driver's licences?
awsgc24

Car makers discrinate against 5 year old drivers, as their front seats are mostly too low to allow the 5 year olds to see over the stearing wheel.

For female 5 year olds, this counts as misogyny.
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
Hmmm...I wouldn't leave a five year old holding a gun, but don't diss five year olds who can drive.

I've seen a five year old competently reverse a truck down a creek to recover some sheep, perhaps you shouldn't place city values on things that happen in other places?

Of course five year olds shouldn't drive cars in the city.

M
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Of course five year olds shouldn't drive cars in the city.
Grantham
Only people who drive like five year-olds... Mr. Green

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