08 August, 2007

Fat Beget Fat

OK, for once, this post is NOT about religion... Woohooo!! ***Cue Trumpet, Fanfare, Confetti***

I just want to draw your attention to the latest scientific study by biological geeks in UK, that show that obese people tend to procreate with other obese people which leads to more obese people in the world:


To which I can only respond with a nonchalant: "No shit, Sherlock!"

Seriously, when was the last time you see a really fat person hooking up with a slim fit hot young thing, huh? (excluding situations where the fat lard have money flowing out of his/her ears to satisfy the whims of the slim trophy partner).

The result of the study is hardly surprising, but what compels me write this blog entry is this rather shocking thought:

Humankind is transcending the confines
of the Laws of Natural Selection
(AKA Survival of the Fittest)

That's right, just because you are stupid, ugly and fat, it does not preclude you from passing your dumb, fatty genes onwards to your offspring. No problem. Nothing a little cosmetic nose surgery, liposuction, laser eye surgery, breast augmentation, genetic engineering can't fix, eh?

Because of human ingenuity, environmental changes does not put any pressure upon our gene pool towards any one direction. If it gets too cold, we don't pick short fat people as our champions, we just harvest more fur from more furry critters. If it gets too hot, we don't get freaky with some tall skinny guy, we just invent air conditioners.

Our species may be the only one on Earth which could break free from the demands of Natural Selection. Our generation the last of which to succumb to the scythe of the Reaper.

And because Hitler and the Nazis, we know that the philosophy of eugenics is inherently wrong and against our better human nature. But if we can understand that it is wrong to selectively breed certain human traits, we should also acknowledge that human technology will eventually cause the diversity of our gene pool to produce people that is not entirely in harmony with mother nature.

Do we need to do anything about all the obese kids that are out there? I don't think so, I believe that in the future, drugs and nano-machines will be able solve all the ailments of our fat brethren. And with the looming human induced ice-age coming, we will need all the fat people we can get to carry our seeds to the next generation.

Welcome to the future, children.

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