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Fearless Philosophy For Free Minds: Justice via Natural Selection

Friday, May 25, 2007

Justice via Natural Selection

How often do we see our court system fall short of delivering justice? Fortunately, the process of natural selection sometimes helps us thin the herds from undesirable individuals who like to kill, steal, and defraud his fellow man.

From The Boston Herald:
NEW YORK - A thief fleeing a jewelry store was killed when his bicycle was struck by a bus, police said.

Authorities said the 42-year-old man snatched a $2,000 gold chain from the Bronx jewelry store on Friday and was making his getaway. A store clerk and two bystanders were chasing the man on foot when he pedaled into an intersection and was hit by a fast-moving bus, police said.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he died from head injuries. Five passengers who were jostled when the bus slammed on its brakes were also examined at the hospital.

"He lost his life for $2,000," said the store’s owner, Lakhwinder Singh. "He’d sell it for maybe only two or three hundred. That makes no sense."

The necklace was still missing, and may have been thrown from the scene or grabbed by a bystander after the accident.

I don’t know about you but this story brought a big smile to my face. This man’s inability to evolve into a person with marketable and desirable skills cost him. On the bright side, he may well have earned a nomination for The Darwin Awards.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The humor here in associating justice with natural selection is devoid of compassion,as is natural selection.Society,civilization was perhaps formed in reaction to the indifference of nature.The quality of a society,indeed the quality of an individual might be said to be in the degree to which it/they have vanquished indifference.


12:23 PM  
Blogger T. F. Stern said...

Pardon my retired night shift cop mentality; but in this world where terrible things happen to very good people, it does strike my funny bone when something terrible happens to a person in the act of commiting a crime.

I wrote about the "killer Dr. Pepper machine" that "jumped" on top of one of the burglary suspects who was attempting to steal the money box that was inside. The suspect was folded in thirds and had not noticed that the machine also sold "Orange Crush". Hooooo Hoooo Hoooo, Haaaa Haaa Hahhh. Now that's funny.

Sorry Anonymous/Boagie; some things need to have humor inserted or they are wasted.

6:31 AM  
Blogger jamesboag said...

Humor at the plight of others is often a sign of a lack of compassion. While it is true, humor at times seems a necessity, one either laughs or cries. When one finds the wretched funny in earnest, one's humanity has failed.

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