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Old 5th Jan 2018, 12:55
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland. (No, I just live here.)
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The point is that having procreated already does not disqualify one from an award. The way the Darwin Awards website rules page puts it:
The existence of offspring, though potentially deleterious to the gene pool, does not disqualify a nominee. Children inherit only half of each parent's genetic material and thus have their own chance to survive or snuff themselves. If, for instance, the offspring has inherited the "Play With Combustibles" gene, but also has inherited the "Use Caution When..." gene, then she is a potential innovator and asset to the human race. Therefore, each nominee is judged based on whether or not she has removed her own genes, without consideration to the number of offspring or, in the case of an elderly winner, the likelihood of producing more offspring.
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