Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Natural Selection

This caught my attention: "New York may ban iPods while crossing street"

The article states that New York State Sen. Carl Kruger is going to introduce legislation to ban the use of electronics devices such as iPods, Blackberrys and video games while crossing the street. Apparently, three pedestrians in his district have been killed (since September) after stepping into traffic while their attention was focused on their gizmos. "This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand," Kruger said. Not a 'small problem,' but a 'major crisis.'

If you're a fan of Evolution, this 'crisis' could be a good thing. However, if you're an Intelligent Design groupie, you just suffered a smack-down because oblivious to traffic is not a very intelligent design. I only call 'em like I see 'em.


Chris said...

Why oh why do the politicians of the world insist on legislation for the idiots of the world. Anyone with a few snapsing brain cells knows you should be looking both ways before crossing the street. We are all taught this when we are children. People need to be made responsible for their own stupidity.

By the way - saw Babel last night. A very powerful movie with themes of communication (or the lack of) and the choices we make. A must see, but it's the kind of flick you need to talk about after over a cup of coffee or something.

John Taylor said...

I agree - if people were responsible for their own stupidity we wouldn't have nearly the frivolous lawsuits that we have in America - and, as a whole, the species would improve(if you can imagine that).

Thanks for the word on Babel - I wasn't sure about seeing it but I will, now - I'll let you know when I do - it's out on dvd/blu ray Feb 20.