Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Darwin and the Gamers

Sounds like an Indie rock band – but it’s not.

An 18 year old video gamer died in an internet café after playing for 40 hours straight.  Apparent this is not a first because earlier this year a video gamer died after a mere 23 hours of playing.  Amateur!  Wimp!

But wouldn’t the Darwinists consider this just natural selection at work?


james said...

Wrt Darwin: it isn't necessary for the candidate to die, merely to not reproduce. Someone spending 23 hours at a shot in fantasy-land isn't amazing mate material.

I wonder about bedsores...

A few years ago a casino had a minor scandal when a patron sat down at a slot machine just after another left after gambling for hours, but before the house had a chance to change the cushion--and got a seat full of urine. Reportedly the casinos keep an eye on the all-day patrons and try to get in quickly to clean up after them.

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

I hope that offending casino player doesn't reproduce either!