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Fearless Philosophy For Free Minds: Survival of the Hottest?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Survival of the Hottest?

There are a variety of ways species continue to pass genes through natural selection to the next generation. Among these survival traits are beauty, brawn, and/or brains. Without at least one of these traits, natural selection eventually selects a gene line which will become extinct. Similarly, those who possess strength in any of these traits (if not all these traits) dramatically increase their chances of survival and their odds that their genes will be passed to another generation.

This brings me to the third runner up in the 2007 Miss Teen U.S.A. contestant from South Carolina. Watch the video below and decide which of these traits will help aid her in possibly not only survival, but likely prosperity and the ability to pass her genes on to her offspring.

That was painful to listen to wasn’t it? Clearly, Miss South Carolina finds herself in the very shallow end of the gene pool when it comes to intelligence. But Miss SC shouldn’t worry about such things as uttering a coherent thought because let’s face it: she’s smokin’ hot! All she needs to do to ensure her long term survival and pass her genes another generation is to visit any upper scale nightclub in any city in America, find a man with money, get herself knocked up, and she’s set. If she wants to set her sights a little higher, she can find a willing professional athlete or celebrity to prey upon. She doesn’t need to go to college; she doesn’t need to find a high paying job. The only thing required for her is to stay fit and pretty until that day comes.

Of course maintaining beauty may be a lot more difficult than it appears and there is no guarantee she will keep her looks for long. What would happen if she had the misfortune of being disfigured somehow from a fire or car accident? These unfortunate things happen everyday. What would her prospects be then?

I’m not trying to be mean and I hope Miss SC is able to make her dreams a reality; I’m just trying to make a point. Maybe those of us who were not lucky enough to inherit the genes to make us beautiful or handsome should be thankful that through natural selection we were forced to find other means for survival. Most of us have the mental capacity to exercise our brains through reading and making the most of our education. I suspect that Miss SC also has the same mental capacity but has failed to develop her mental abilities.

The scary thing for me is that natural selection not only applies to the individual but to populations. The idea that there could be hundreds or thousands of adult voters who have the same (apparent) level of intelligence as Miss SC is frightening. Miss SC has the same right to vote as the rest of us. What’s her thought process going to be if she decides to vote in the next presidential election? “I’m going to like totally vote for Hillary because it would be like so totally awesome to have a woman president!” Let’s hope she and others like her need a makeover on Election Day.

Hat tip: Boortz

This is too good: Someone has taken the time to draw a map in an attempt to follow Miss SC's answer.


Anonymous Aimee said...

Oh! My! Gawd! That was awful, Mario Lopez had a look on his face like WTF are you talking about?!?

LOL, Attn: Beauty Queens across America, Huge Election Day Discount at your local Salon! Or like in Africa.

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