for science. .. Ah... the good ol' days when natural selection was allowed to occur.
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#14 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (12/10/2013) [-]
This kills the man.
#35 - aleksandurr (12/10/2013) [-]
It would've worked, but his massive balls weighed him down.
User avatar #94 to #35 - nignogatron (12/10/2013) [-]
Keep the thumbs at 69, you glorious bastard.
User avatar #184 to #94 - trollinggenius ONLINE (12/11/2013) [-]
his comment deserves more thumbs than a middle school joke. come back when you can behave yourself.
#119 to #35 - theincrediblemrk (12/11/2013) [-]
You, I like you.
You, I like you.
User avatar #106 to #9 - queefquizzler (12/11/2013) [-]
I read fork science for the second half...
#20 - kanatana (12/10/2013) [-]
**kanatana rolled a random image posted in comment #517 at I'll start ** fur siense!
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#160 to #20 - lolkoi (12/11/2013) [-]
This could possibly be the best roll ever..
This could possibly be the best roll ever..
User avatar #161 to #160 - kanatana (12/11/2013) [-]
It's... One of my better ones, that's for sure.
#28 - doctorkolo (12/10/2013) [-]
Can you imagine if that worked?
User avatar #38 to #28 - wolviewolverine (12/10/2013) [-]
we'd have rectangle parachute costumes now.
User avatar #112 to #28 - slenderbro (12/11/2013) [-]
It would have. He just wasn't high enough for the chute to open.
#70 to #28 - ballisticmistype ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
It does but not exactly like that
#158 - darthblam ONLINE (12/11/2013) [-]
#91 - holyfool (12/10/2013) [-]
Clearly
User avatar #182 to #91 - bushingenna (12/11/2013) [-]
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooohhhhhhhhhh i just got that joke
#2 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
Ah... the good ol' days when natural selection was allowed to occur.
User avatar #5 to #2 - lmOldGreg ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
People dying because they're trying to be innovative isn't natural selection, it's not stupidity.
#6 to #5 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
That is basically the definition of natural selection

His idea was to wear what looks like a fur coat and jump off a bridge.
It ended up being such a horrible idea it most likely killed him. and now we dont have him in this world making more horrible decisions.
User avatar #17 to #6 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
Natural selection is the process by which species evolve based on inherited advantages and disadvantages and how those traits affect the individual's ability to reproduce.

Just because he made a bad choice doesn't mean his death is natural selection in effect. His first tests using dummies were successful. He was just taking the next step. His parachute wouldn't have been much use if it was only ever used practically on dummies.
User avatar #81 to #17 - seventh (12/10/2013) [-]
I don't know why you're getting thumbed down. You're absolutely right.
User avatar #41 to #17 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
he made a incredibly stupid decision that got him killed, that IS Darwinism. there is no "but" about it.
User avatar #43 to #41 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
Marie Curie is famous for her research on radioactivity. She won two Nobel prizes and revolutionized what the world knew about chemistry and physics. She also died due to overexposure to radiation. By your logic, she should be chalked up as an evolutionary failure because she was trying something new and died from it.
User avatar #44 to #43 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
there's a stark difference between willingly throwing yourself off a bridge with what basically amounts to a reinforced garbage bag and studying radiation, especially when the radiation was probably caused by the mobile xray units during ww1.
User avatar #45 to #44 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
But there are similarities in the two cases like the fact that neither one has a pile of dicks to do with natural selection .
User avatar #47 to #45 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
dying because you didn't have the foresight to think "throwing myself off a bridge is a really bad idea that will get me killed" is natural selection. we have a thing for such incredibly bad decisions, they're called the "Darwin Awards" and they go to people who remove themselves from the gene-pool in such spectacularly stupid ways that everyone else is left wondering "the **** was that guy thinking?"
User avatar #50 to #47 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
He was testing a parachute. How else was he supposed to test it? Using dummies? Oh, wait, he tried that. And what do ya know, it ******* worked. If he just threw it together and jumped off a bridge, you might have a point.

Also, natural selection it the gradual process of biological evolution throughout a population. One guy killing himself isn't going to do much to affect the entire population of Paris. It would if, say, 15% of the population was to suddenly kill themselves by testing an experimental parachute. Individuals can't evolve.
User avatar #51 to #50 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
exactly, using dummies. you do not throw people off a building, period.

also the scale of it does not make it any less natural selection. you're grasping at straws here.
User avatar #52 to #51 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
So after he finished testing with the dummies he should have began it selling for public use?
User avatar #55 to #52 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
yep, you test it once, twice, hundreds of times under varying conditions (heavier dummies, larger dummies, varying altitudes, varying lateral velocities, heat, wind, weather, etc). there's a reason we don't allow testing on humans for basically anything anymore.
User avatar #63 to #55 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
People have died in much stupider ways. At least he was trying to accomplish something.
User avatar #66 to #63 - KillinTime ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
I'm not disputing that one of my old classmates died when he unintentionally discharged a shotgun by banging the butt against the ground spraying bird-shot into his lung. but natural selection is what it is and doing it for the sake of the advancement of humanity does not make a bad decision better.
User avatar #69 to #66 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
That type of behavior is just reckless. Nothing good can come from doing that. I am sorry to hear about your classmate.

Whenever someone is trying something that hasn't been tried before, there is always a certain level of risk involved. Think of the very first parachute ever invented. I'm sure plenty of people thought it was a ludicrously stupid idea. It is something people have been trying to accomplish since the beginning of time. Many have failed. Some have succeeded. Just because he was trying something new and died from it doesn't mean he was a dark spot on humanity that the world should be glad to be rid of.
#110 to #69 - anon (12/11/2013) [-]
Parachutes is rather risky even today. I still consider it an extremely stupid idea. ;O
#53 to #50 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
Natural Selectio

The process in nature by which, according to Darwin's theory of evolution, only the organisms best adapted to their environment tend to survive and transmit their genetic characteristics in increasing numbers to succeeding generations while those less adapted tend to be eliminated.

He was not properly adapted for air travel.
He died.
He is no longer able to transmit his genetic code.
End of story.
User avatar #54 to #53 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
No human is "properly adapted for air travel". That is why things like airplanes and parachutes were invented.
User avatar #56 to #54 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
And it appears that his parachute wasnt fit for the job.
User avatar #60 to #56 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
That it was not, but a person's reproductive success in Paris during the 1920's was not judged by their ability to survive a leap from the Eiffel Tower.
User avatar #61 to #60 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
His reproductive success hinged on that very decision

He came
He fell
And he conquered no woman from that point forward.
#48 to #45 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
He was too dumb to realize an ugly fur coat wasnt going to stop his fall.

And now hes dead

Cause and effect. And thankfully the effect is no more ugly fur coat parachutes were developed for use.
User avatar #79 to #6 - seventh (12/10/2013) [-]
You think he was wearing a fur coat as a parachute?

You can't be this ******* stupid.

This man, if he survived, could have worked on developing a better designed parachute.

And by your "definition," you're basically saying if the Wright brothers made a slight miscalculation in their designs and died in their airplane, it was the cause of natural selection.
#82 to #79 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
Thats real cool.

Ill just sit here gaining thumbs from the comment above which as it sits is at 108 and rising.

User avatar #84 to #82 - seventh (12/10/2013) [-]
Not the first time a scientifically incorrect comment has amassed thumbs.
User avatar #139 to #82 - ronyx ONLINE (12/11/2013) [-]
Is your e-peen bigger with all those thumbs now?
#142 to #139 - Frankendell (12/11/2013) [-]
More than you know my friend.
More than you know my friend.
#10 to #6 - anon (12/10/2013) [-]
Not knowing that's the Eiffel Tower and that he was actually a very important Dress-maker in the 1900's Paris.. Now that's stupid.
User avatar #29 to #10 - overlordweasel (12/10/2013) [-]
ea..because everyone in the world is up to date with all the past famous dress makers...and from the video/gif above, it looks like it could easily be the supports to a bridge... I doubt, the area around or even the tower itself even looks like that nowadays.
#88 to #29 - anon (12/10/2013) [-]
***** is u crazy.. what kind of uneducated **** isn't savvy with the last 200 years of dress design!? Not to mention that's an incredibly deep arch for a bridge of that height.. it'd be 100ft from the bottom of the chasm with a 20 ft gap! you would bridge that **** with scaffold!
#183 to #2 - clufromtron (12/11/2013) [-]
you dont have to say it so coldly. That man, despite having a failed invention, genuinely thought it would work.

He died trying to better humanity (in albeit a small way) by putting his full intellect into the creation of a device he hoped would someday be used to its fullest potential (modern flight suits have benefited by learning, from this man, what NOT to do)

I mean, he also cared enough about the safety of other he decided to be the test subject so that the only person harmed would be himself in the case of failure.

While this IS natural selection at work, you dont have to be a dick about it.
#109 to #2 - madsolar (12/11/2013) [-]
I miss those days. There are way too many stupid people now a days
#138 to #109 - penileburglar (12/11/2013) [-]
'way too many stupid people'   
   
'now a days'   
   
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'way too many stupid people'

'now a days'

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#169 to #138 - anon (12/11/2013) [-]
was that an attempt at grammar nazism? cuz it was rather... ****** .
"way too many stupid" people is a perfectly acceptable form of saying there is an incredibly high amount of individuals who are intellectually challenged. is it proper ye olden her royal assness majesty the queens english? **** no its murican english.
"now a days" granted im not 100% certain but i believe its supposed to be hyphenated so ill let you have that one

also a forewarning: dont ******* start on my grammar. i am quite capable of having perfect grammatical form. but its just that m too ******* lazy to use it.
be ******* grateful im even attempting to use punctuation.
#177 to #169 - penileburglar (12/11/2013) [-]
...Wow. Not only is your grammar horrible, but you even missed the joke entirely.

At no point did I imply there was anything wrong with 'way too many stupid people.' I was pointing out the irony of that statement being said by someone who doesn't know how to type 'nowadays.'

And grammar is not an issue of laziness. It does not take any more or less keys to type in proper grammar than it does to type without it, nor should it take any spectacular mental effort to type properly in your native tongue (Which, given you're from MA, it most likely is.) The only thing you're too 'lazy' to do is learn your own language; at which point, you have no room to comment on the intelligence of others.

Picture related: what your father should have done.
#19 to #2 - ripgeckosncherios (12/10/2013) [-]
honestly, while I see your point, you are wrong.
It took hundreds of failed tries to create a lightbulb. Expecting something to work on the first try isn't very realistic.
Also I might be wrong on this, but the last time this was reposted someone said, maybe even OP himself, that his parachute just jammed and technically would have worked. It was a one in a thousand accident that occured while trying to create a very useful invention.That isn't natural selection
User avatar #26 to #19 - lyiat ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
Yeah, the test he preformed got him killed. There are a thousand other ways that he could have tested this without it killing him. That is natural selection.
#197 to #26 - ripgeckosncherios (12/11/2013) [-]
at a certain point you need to start testing on humans.
and seriously a random jamming in the aperature that takes place once in every thousand jumps isn't natural selection, it is an accident.

Now if the device didn't work yet, then it COULD be seen as natural selection, but a random jam? Never
#62 to #2 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
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#65 to #62 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
I take it i won   
   
Good.
I take it i won

Good.
User avatar #67 to #65 - deathblossomfour ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
You should take it as "I'm not going to spend my day arguing with people who don't know what they are talking about". You weren't even the one that got me the maddest. You had some decent points, regardless of how much I disagree.
User avatar #68 to #67 - Frankendell (12/10/2013) [-]
Oh. Well thank you then.
#198 to #62 - darkchoc (12/14/2013) [-]
God damn, that's a pissed off gorrila
#157 - fifteensecondchug (12/11/2013) [-]
**fifteensecondchug rolled a random image posted in comment #70 at i dont think he knows how they work **
for science
User avatar #46 - jokersaysamuseme (12/10/2013) [-]
Was that supposed to be a parachute or something?
#122 to #46 - cdsams (12/11/2013) [-]
Allow me to enlighten you: I have reason to believe that a parachute was one of Leonardo Da Vinci's designs.
Allow me to enlighten you: I have reason to believe that a parachute was one of Leonardo Da Vinci's designs.
User avatar #127 to #122 - jokersaysamuseme (12/11/2013) [-]
You've been waiting for any excuse to use that new gif haven't you?
#49 to #46 - InfiniteFetus (12/10/2013) [-]
Yeah, he was an inventor and had come up with the idea of a "para-suit", a parachute hidden in a plain suit. As I recall, he simply had such confidence in his untested design that he tried to test it himself. The results are clear.
Yeah, he was an inventor and had come up with the idea of a "para-suit", a parachute hidden in a plain suit. As I recall, he simply had such confidence in his untested design that he tried to test it himself. The results are clear.
#58 to #49 - autoxx (12/10/2013) [-]
Did it work?
Did it work?
#73 to #49 - scotlandhome ONLINE (12/10/2013) [-]
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#117 to #49 - kommandantvideo (12/11/2013) [-]
You are wrong! It was a tench coat parachute indeed, that was supposed to be usable my airplane pilots, so that they could have a functional suit, and a functional parachute in one, in one. The design was tested many times, and it worked quite well in the early designs, but it soon stopped working. He decided that he was going to test it with a real human, himself, but it obviously didn't work. He died.
You are wrong! It was a tench coat parachute indeed, that was supposed to be usable my airplane pilots, so that they could have a functional suit, and a functional parachute in one, in one. The design was tested many times, and it worked quite well in the early designs, but it soon stopped working. He decided that he was going to test it with a real human, himself, but it obviously didn't work. He died.
User avatar #153 - badmotorfinger (12/11/2013) [-]
This actually kind of makes me sad.
Can you imagine how excited he was?
And then his spirit breaking as he realizes the air isn't catching him.
User avatar #164 to #153 - technoshaman (12/11/2013) [-]
*spirit, etc.
User avatar #170 to #153 - gamebug (12/11/2013) [-]
And then all of his bones breaking because the air isn't catching him.
User avatar #154 to #153 - ThatFuckingGuy (12/11/2013) [-]
and then he dies seconds later.
#147 - yisumad (12/11/2013) [-]
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#107 - anon (12/11/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #161 at no title ** why he jumped
User avatar #116 to #107 - kyouko (12/11/2013) [-]
That's a mighty good reason.
User avatar #148 to #137 - bigmacintoshh (12/11/2013) [-]
fire emblem **** yeah.
#113 - GoldenLotus (12/11/2013) [-]
I approve
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