FALLEN MINER: “Darwin Award”?


If there were an award to humans who improve the fitness of their species by accidentally killing themselves through utter stupidity, thus curtailing reproduction of that stupidity, it might be called the “Darwin Award” (after naturalist Charles Darwin).

Today’s candidate for such an award is Alejandro Ramirez, a miner in Arizona who died yesterday when he had the not-so-bright idea of “amusing himself by trying to step upon the fingers of a fellow-miner who was” climbing down on a ladder just below him. “Ramirez lost his hold upon the ladder and fell 300 feet, dying almost instantly. The other miner dodged Ramirez’s falling body and entirely escaped injury.”

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