by Andre on 6 January 2006
The editors at Seed thought the Darwin Awards were interesting and science related (?) enough to include in their magazine. Am I the only one that doesn’t really like the Darwin Awards? It’s not that I can’t appreciate dark comedy, even the morbid variety, but outside of an occasional chuckle all I got from reading this year’s nominees’ stories was a feeling of pity and a little guilt for taking the time to do it. I just can’t take pleasure in hearing about a college student dying in a car accident even if he had just written an article in the student newspaper about how he was a member of the “die-hard group of non-wearers [of seatbelts] out there”. Was he stupid? Yes. Was it funny when he died? Apparently to someone.