Darwinism 2017

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Darwinism alive and well (well sort of) from the land that just keeps on giving. :facepalm:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40438207

thought the comment that they wanted to raise their social media profile rather pertinent to other topics on the site at the moment!
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We used to have a Darwinism thread each year but there wasn't one last year - if you would be so kind as to amend the title of this thread we can hijack it as the 2017 Darwinism thread?

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speedbird2639 wrote:We used to have a Darwinism thread each year but there wasn't one last year - if you would be so kind as to amend the title of this thread we can hijack it as the 2017 Darwinism thread?


I thought there was and did a search but nothing came up, now amended

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They've sprogged, so not Darwinism. :whistle:
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yes good point, but I'm not going to change the thread title again!

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But they could have had more ?
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He can`t father anymore,he`s dead, so that`s his genes out of the gene pool. :yahoo: :lmao:

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Well, there's one up the spout to go with the one they already had.
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What an idiot - .50AE - one of the most powerful handgun calibres in the world and he thought a book would stop one at a distance of 1 foot???

Feel sorry for the two kids:- "mum what was daddy like?" "A complete and utter idiot son, just like your mother"

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Hopefully the kids'll be taken off her & placed with a more sensible, normal couple.
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boff180 wrote: "mum what was daddy like?"


"He was like an open book son, in fact you could see right through him"

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You can almost hear the duelling banjos.

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The wimpy old .38 Special round ( with a ME far less than 1/5th that of a .50AE ) will easily go through more than 6" of wood when fired from a distance of 20' or so, so you wonder at the intelligence of someone who thinks a hardback encyclopaedia would stop a .50AE from less than 2' :facepalm:
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I assume they borrowed the encyclopaedia? :lol:

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I've seen the hole in a tree trunk left by a .50 bullet, that must have stung.... briefly. Not as funny though as the idiots who decided to play Russian roulette with an automatic pistol.
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I guess this sort of counts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40642968

Made me chuckle anyway.

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starbuck wrote:I guess this sort of counts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40642968

Made me chuckle anyway.


I like this related story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39725535 mainly because they captioned the photo "Rage against the machine".

And on a more recent note of (near) Darwinism: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-40781810

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5100947/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-ghost-town.html

Ok - he's not quite dead yet but I fear he soon will be. This gent genuinely believes the World is flat; that Elon Musk is building 'fake rockets' and he claims he 'doesn't believe in science' even though he admits to borrowing from aerodynamics and fluid dynamics but claims "that's not science, that's just a formula".

He has already fired himself a short distance in one of his contraptions and it didn't end well with him having to have 3 days of bed rest to recover.

Eventually he hopes to get 10 miles high and this, he believes, will enable him to prove the Earth is flat.

I think the best bit of the whole article is the casual mention that the rocket is steam powered!

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speedbird2639 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5100947/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-ghost-town.html

Ok - he's not quite dead yet but I fear he soon will be. This gent genuinely believes the World is flat; that Elon Musk is building 'fake rockets' and he claims he 'doesn't believe in science' even though he admits to borrowing from aerodynamics and fluid dynamics but claims "that's not science, that's just a formula".

He has already fired himself a short distance in one of his contraptions and it didn't end well with him having to have 3 days of bed rest to recover.

Eventually he hopes to get 10 miles high and this, he believes, will enable him to prove the Earth is flat.

I think the best bit of the whole article is the casual mention that the rocket is steam powered!


It's hard not to admire such stupidity, anyone who is willing to risk scattering themselves and several bits of metal from a flying kettle in order to disprove a huge amount of science and common knowledge deserves some sort of award for stubborn one minded stupidity.
Somehow I don't think he will get 10 miles up, more likely six foot under or scatter 10 miles wide.
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Apologies for resurrecting this - it should be Darwinism 2018 I guess - but it seems the world provides an endless supply of stupid people to keep me entertained.

However, in this case it appears to have been a failed bid for a Darwin award: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43195877

He reminds me of myself aged about 7, stomping out the front door resolving to leave home and never come back - only to stop at the garden gate, feeling a little foolish.

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Wimp! :tongue:

Or should that be Snowflake!
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speedbird2639 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5100947/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-ghost-town.html

Ok - he's not quite dead yet but I fear he soon will be. This gent genuinely believes the World is flat; that Elon Musk is building 'fake rockets' and he claims he 'doesn't believe in science' even though he admits to borrowing from aerodynamics and fluid dynamics but claims "that's not science, that's just a formula".

He has already fired himself a short distance in one of his contraptions and it didn't end well with him having to have 3 days of bed rest to recover.

Eventually he hopes to get 10 miles high and this, he believes, will enable him to prove the Earth is flat.

I think the best bit of the whole article is the casual mention that the rocket is steam powered!



Wasn't sure where to post this but thought it better to resurrect this old thread.......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51602655

Mad Mike took his last hike yesterday.

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speedbird2639 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5100947/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-ghost-town.html

Eventually he hopes to get 10 miles high and this, he believes, will enable him to prove the Earth is flat.


As much as I respect his right to think differently, wouldn’t it have just been easier to accept the overwhelming evidence that the world isn’t flat, and is instead a sort of round, globular shape?
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Ken Shabby wrote:
speedbird2639 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5100947/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-ghost-town.html

Eventually he hopes to get 10 miles high and this, he believes, will enable him to prove the Earth is flat.


As much as I respect his right to think differently, wouldn’t it have just been easier to accept the overwhelming evidence that the world isn’t flat, and is instead a sort of round, globular shape?

Poor old Mad Mike, at least he proved Newton right in terms of gravity.
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