“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Woman channeling Icarus, proves Darwinian selection instead

You wonder how some people manage to stay alive as long as they do.....

A woman fell 80ft to her death over a cliff edge in Devon while chasing a feather, coastguards have said.

Last Updated: 11:16AM GMT 23 Feb 2009

The walker, who was in her 40s, had been following a coastal footpath when she spotted the bird feather and went to pick it up.

As the wind caught it and blew it close to the edge, she ignored safety warnings and climbed over metal railings lining the cliff top.

She then lost her footing and fell from the rocky outcrop to the beach below at Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

If only she had been able to grasp the feather as she fell, she could have flapped furiously and eased her descent, just like Wile E. Coyote does when he chases the Road-Runner off a cliff.

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