Survival of the Fittest: Raptor Eats Cheerleader on Charles Darwin Day

There must be some National Association of Cheerleaders filing a complaint over this, but it is pretty funny. The important thing is that it demonstrates the concept of natural selection and the survival of the fittest on Charles Darwin Day.

As Darwin stressed, “In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.”

I can begin to understand why the Raptors set league attendance records — though you have to subtract the number of digested cheerleaders from the final number.

It appears to be an acquired taste, though Clutch of the Houston Rockets not only eats cheerleaders but regurgitates them before the crowd.

27 thoughts on “Survival of the Fittest: Raptor Eats Cheerleader on Charles Darwin Day”

  1. I understood that Sarah Palin’s belief that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time was based on a strick historical reading of the bible. Now I’m pretty sure it was from confusing grainy reception from CBC broadcasts of Raptors’ games with the History Channel.

  2. I guess Darwin’s concept explains why people abort and don’t reproduce by choice.

    Ain’t fit enough?

  3. Gyges:

    that is interesting about the ape/human divergence. Gives one pause for thought as to the possibility of some serious external force.

  4. Byron,

    Random mutations+lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of time. The earliest known member of the family dates back to the Miocene (epoch about 23-5 million years ago)

    We’re talking seven and a half million years to get from a common ancestor to a handful of known species of Asian and two (possibly three) African elephants. Assuming 15 years between “generations” (females generally begin breading around 13, but 15 is easier math wise) that’s 500,000 generations of elephants.

    Interestingly, that’s about the right time frame and location for when the great apes started to split up.

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