HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 12, 2002, 10:55 PM
Master of disaster
Travis's Avatar
Northern Virginia
Joined May 2000
707 Posts
We are (in) Devo

De-evolution that is, Humanity has reached it's peak and now
the human race is de-evolving back to a more primal form.
The evidence is clear. Although we are in an age of super technology we still have police brutality, religious terrorism,
class bigotry and road rage.
For all our tecno-sophistication we are becoming more like the
monkies chattering for isolation from the other monkies.
We are Devo!
Travis is offline Find More Posts by Travis
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12, 2002, 11:12 PM
Registered User
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Joined Feb 2000
2,545 Posts
Ok, so WHIP IT.
JIMJAM is offline Find More Posts by JIMJAM
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2002, 04:02 AM
Single-task at best...
tim hooper's Avatar
Telford, UK
Joined Feb 2000
7,500 Posts
Are we not men?

I don't whether we're actually devolving, or just failing to keep up with the massive increases in technology, coupled with an increasingly overcrowded & over stressed population.

But the net result appears (to me) to agree with that of Travis.

tim
tim hooper is offline Find More Posts by tim hooper
Last edited by tim hooper; Jul 13, 2002 at 04:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2002, 08:42 AM
Registered User
Pepperell, MA, USA
Joined Jan 2001
2,567 Posts
I think it has always been like this. The difference is now you have cable news networks running and competing 24/7 for news nuggets, so everything gets reported.
MrMootsie is online now Find More Posts by MrMootsie
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2002, 07:53 PM
Senior Member
Houston
Joined May 2001
797 Posts
its the defeat of natural selection
lymon is offline Find More Posts by lymon
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2002, 08:36 PM
Ascended Master
Sparky Paul's Avatar
Palmdale, CA
Joined Oct 2000
13,499 Posts
No, it's an example of "punctuated equilibrium".
In this case however, the "isolated group" that is evolving in a different direction than the norm is in the numerous advanced cultures which keep recessive or non-survivable (in raw nature) characteristics available to the gene pool.
Sparky Paul is offline Find More Posts by Sparky Paul
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2002, 08:48 PM
Registered User
rcav8r2's Avatar
United States, PA, Beaver
Joined Sep 2001
3,521 Posts
Speaking of Devo, do you know that these guys now write music for Nick at Night? Weird fact but just watch the credits for Rug Rats and some of the others... :-)
rcav8r2 is offline Find More Posts by rcav8r2
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2002, 10:00 PM
the journey is the reward
Hammer Head's Avatar
Canada
Joined Apr 2002
1,542 Posts
Look out...

for that space junk falling!

HH
Hammer Head is offline Find More Posts by Hammer Head
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2002, 10:43 PM
I Know NOthing
Expert's Avatar
New York NY USA
Joined Jun 2002
24 Posts
Proof

You're right!

Here's proof:

<http://www.darwinawards.com/>

Schulz
Expert is offline Find More Posts by Expert
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 01:51 AM
Heli Bouncer
Looooeeee!'s Avatar
At the Discount Clambake
Joined Feb 2001
3,922 Posts
Trilobites.......

Did any of you guys catch the late nite PBS show ten years ago called "The 90's"? It had little blurb about Mark Mothersbaugh and his wife and some alternative videos they did together.
It was pretty cool to see someone from DEVO still making music.

Looee
Looooeeee! is offline Find More Posts by Looooeeee!
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 11:38 AM
the journey is the reward
Hammer Head's Avatar
Canada
Joined Apr 2002
1,542 Posts
Mark Mothersbaugh...

....has done allot of production work. He is a respected producer.

I have not seen the vids but have read about him in Mix Magazine and other music industry mags.

DEVO was ahead of the curve for their time.

Yeah, so whip it!

HH
Hammer Head is offline Find More Posts by Hammer Head
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 03:04 PM
Registered User
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Joined Nov 2000
4,359 Posts
Travis, I believe you are what they call a Cynic.

The vast majority of Americans are well educated, obey the laws & enjoy the fine arts. All you have seen is the blurbs you catch on the news & you LET yourself be swayed by the views of others instead of weighing the facts for yourself.
Yes, there is & was always, Evil or generally disagreeable people but to take current events & jump to the conclusion that we are De-Evolving is a little far fetched, don't you think?
-Mike-


P.S. - Sometimes Police beatings ARE Justified.
mrebman is offline Find More Posts by mrebman
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 03:59 PM
the journey is the reward
Hammer Head's Avatar
Canada
Joined Apr 2002
1,542 Posts
"Sometimes Police beatings ARE Justified"

mrebman

With respect, I must disagree.

Force should be used only for self defence or the defence of others and never in excess.

Beatings "just because" are never justified.

We call this civility and the rule of law.

Beatings "just because"… I missed my coffee break, "just because" …it was a 1 hour high speed chase, "just because" …beatings are never justified.

Note the emphasis on “beatings” not fending off an attack on ones person. Police beatings are not about self defence or justice and go against the very intent of the rule of law.

What you suggest is a slippery slope indeed.

HH
Hammer Head is offline Find More Posts by Hammer Head
Last edited by Hammer Head; Jul 20, 2002 at 04:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 06:43 PM
Master of disaster
Travis's Avatar
Northern Virginia
Joined May 2000
707 Posts
I, a cynic? I belive that everything is for the best, in this, the best
of all possible worlds.

A cynic is someone who supports police brutality, someone who
is a little more de-evolutionized than his fellows
Travis is offline Find More Posts by Travis
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2002, 07:26 PM
Single-task at best...
tim hooper's Avatar
Telford, UK
Joined Feb 2000
7,500 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Travis
I belive that everything is for the best, in this, the best
of all possible worlds.
Samuel Butler, yes?

tim
tim hooper is offline Find More Posts by tim hooper
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Three strikes and we are in trouble gtstubbs Life, The Universe, and Politics 39 Apr 22, 2004 12:54 PM
We are in Las Vegas this weekend Shawn Palmer Castle Creations 1 Oct 12, 2003 01:36 AM
All we are (flying) is TinyX in the wind... Martin Hunter Parkflyers 6 May 26, 2003 11:44 AM
Are You Sure We Are In Baghdad?!?! guapoman2000 Humor 0 Apr 08, 2003 11:31 AM