Friday, July 16, 2004

Shack's Theory of De-Evolution

The signs of it are everywhere: Senseless violence, assaults, random acts of vandalism, meaningless sports riots, road rage, general lack of concern for anyone or anything but oneself, people who through tattoos, hairstyles and multiple body piercings make themselves up to look like primitive savages (no offense intended to any actual primitive savages who might be reading this). What is it? It is devo, or de-evolution (also the name of a briefly popular musical group back in the 70s. Or was it the 80s? In any case it was too far back to remember. The theory here is that the human race or society has, sometime in the past century, reached it's peak of evolution and has begun a backwards slide toward the apes and baboons that we supposedly descended or evolved from. A lot of people these days act like apes and baboons. Some people even look like them. (no offense to any real apes or baboons that might be reading this). This trend began, I feel, sometime in the 1960s, and has accelerated since the 1980s. While technology may still be advancing, the users of this technology are spinning backwards. Soon we will have a planet full of apes and baboons with nuclear weapons and powerful computers. Who knows what they will do with them? Look what they have already done.

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