The Darwin Awards Lessons From the Shallow End of the Gene Pool Oregon H.F.M.A. Conference. Matthew M Eschelbach, M.S., D.O., F.A.C.E.P. Medical Director, Emergency Department St. Charles Medical Center, Redmond, OR. Matthew M. Eschelbach, D.O. [email protected]
Matthew M Eschelbach, M.S., D.O., F.A.C.E.P.
Medical Director, Emergency Department
St. Charles Medical Center, Redmond, OR
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert EinsteinStupidity
"If you really are stupid, I would call that a disease. The lower 10 percent who really have difficulty, even in elementary school, what's the cause of it? "A lot of people would like to say, 'Well, poverty, things like that.' It probably isn't. So I'd like to get rid of that, to help the lower 10 percent."
James Watson, Ph.D
Co-Discoverer of the
On the concept of stupidity.
The Darwin Awards honor those who improve our gene pool... by removing themselves from it. These men and women gave their "all" in an effort to improve the human species. Of necessity, the honor is generally bestowed posthumously.
“I bet no one's ever done this before...”
“It seemed like a good
idea at the time.”
Darwin was a true scientist, he spent most of his life experimenting and trying to prove his theories.
Much of what he proposed was based on observation and theory only later did other scientist’s observations help to fortify his work.
He only published his work when the threat of others beating him to the punch became eminent.
Continental drift, proposed in 1912 and confirmed in the 1960s, shows how descendants of a common ancestor were separated when landmasses moved.
Gregor Mendel 1822-1884
( Nor do we want them to)
Peppered Moth in Natural Setting
Mr. Xishun, 56, an astonishing 7ft 11 inches
Mr Pingping, 19 is a mere 2.ft , 3 inches high.