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By Gary Wolfe
Missoula and Condon, Mont. 

Don't be a candidate for the Darwin Award


As I watched the national news over the past couple of weeks, I was reminded of the Darwin Awards. According to the rules posted on the Darwin Awards website, nominees for the award “significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way.” Furthermore, “they are self-selected examples of the dangers inherent in a lack of common sense,” and represent an “astounding misapplication of judgment.”

I suspect the leading candidate for a 2020 “Darwin Group Award” will be all those people who chose to ignore the advice of medical...

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