The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design (2020)

The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design Wendy Northcutt Christopher M. Kelly The Darwin Awards Intelligent Design The first new Darwin Awards book in three years The Darwin Awards Intelligent Design is the latest addition to one of the most popular and successful humor franchises on bookshelves today Named aft
  • Title: The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design
  • Author: Wendy Northcutt Christopher M. Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780525949602
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design Wendy Northcutt Christopher M. Kelly The first new Darwin Awards book in three years, The Darwin Awards 4 Intelligent Design is the latest addition to one of the most popular and successful humor franchises on bookshelves today Named after Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it Most of us know instinctivelyThe first new Darwin Awards book in three years, The Darwin Awards 4 Intelligent Design is the latest addition to one of the most popular and successful humor franchises on bookshelves today Named after Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it Most of us know instinctively that the phrase trust me, light this fuse is a recipe for disaster Darwin Award winners do not Most of us have basic sound judgment that eliminates the need for NO SMOKING signs at gas stations Darwin Award winners do not No warning label could have prevented evolution from creeping up on the homeowner who filled his house with natural gas to kill termites, the easy rider who decided to steer his motorcycle with his feet, or the winner who tried to weld a hand grenade onto a chain Filled with than one hundred new tales of evolution in action, and complete with essential science and safety discussions, The Darwin Awards 4 Intelligent Design shows that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long way to go.
The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design Wendy Northcutt Christopher M. Kelly

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  1. Tori

    There are definitely stupid people in the world, and definitely some creative ways people have injured or killed themselves.Stars in no particular order 1 One star, as always, is given because I finished reading the whole book.2 A second star for being an entertaining, quick read despite how long it took me to actually read due to my procrastination and many books at once reading habits.3 The author used appropriate disclaimers and references as I would expect to see in a book of this type.4 The [...]

  2. Runa

    While I did enjoy the opening essays detailing the history of the Darwin Awards, the essays written at the beginning of each chapter just served, for the most part, to bore me It was, however, interesting to learn how these awards are submitted and chosen, as one who is not a user of the Darwin Awards website But there s really not that much positive that I can say about the book I still got really annoyed with the personal accounts, because NO, just because someone you know did it, doesn t actu [...]

  3. Jessica

    If you ve never heard of the Darwin Awards, it s a dubious honor bestowed on those who have removed themselves from the gene pool with an incredible act of stupidity and which prevents their stupidity genes to be passed on to future generations, ensuring a stronger gene pool Yes, absolutely politically incorrect So I m not sure if I should laugh at or feel sorry for the people in this bookIf this book serves any purpose besides morbid and black entertainment, it is to help others learn from thes [...]

  4. Simon

    This was once again a wonderful compilation of hilarity and absurdity mixed with gruesome details of the most vulgar repulsive kind, but I see it that way only because I myself am repulsed by such grisly details The segments them selves I could all see being used in episodes of 1000 Ways To Die.Each article that was discussed before each chapter was very descriptive in their goals and facts on the histories of some things and the theories of others weer a marvel to observe.While humankind still [...]

  5. Mike

    The Darwin Awards are an interesting idea, celebrating as they do the deeds of people who are quite literally terminally stupid and who through their own actions remove themselves from the collective human gene pool Individually, perhaps as part of the morning coffee ritual, such stories are funny This book however is another matter Its repetitive listing of people who do incredibly stupid things starts off being mildly humorous but quickly becomes repetitive and never rises above that level If [...]

  6. Sarah

    The Darwin awards books are guilty pleasures for me I know I shouldn t laugh at the horrible demises of people who die doing something incredibly stupid, but I do find these books entertaining I hate to say it Although some of the ones in this book seem thoughtless and careless rather than actual acts of stupidity, such as the person who accidentally dropped his glasses over the railing on a bridge and reached over too far to get them and then fell That seems like something just about anybody c [...]

  7. Tyler Chatelain

    The Darwin Awards was an extremely hilarious though at the time time troubling collection of the most ridiculous, egregious ideas which people of today have taken up, usually resulting in their own demise or severe injuries Although the style and concept is grotesque, The Darwin Awards is ridden with satire which makes it thoroughly enjoying while also leading one to question the advancement of society due to the ridiculous, real stories contained within The style of writing allows one to become [...]

  8. Natalie

    I was actually disappointed with this book First off, I didn t really like the style of writing for the stories It could have been written in a way that was entertaining.The other thing I didn t like was how before each section chapter there was an essay on something relating to evolution and why creationism is bogus Not only were these essays annoying I felt like the authors were trying to teach me something when I didn t sign up to be taught, I signed up to be entertained , they were irreleva [...]

  9. Holmes

    I think the Darwin Awards series is one of the finest examples of dark humour gone mainstream Each of the stories in the book is no doubt a tragedy, but a comic one nonetheless Thanking the Darwin Award winners for kindly removing themselves from the available gene pool can seem disrespectful especially to traditional Chinese people , but don t forget that they teach us valuable lessons too how not to die stupidly And by dying they entertain millions around the world Really, they deserve our dee [...]

  10. Daniel

    I read this book to take a humor break from the heavy going books I normally read on science, philosophy, politics, history, engineering, and so on To my surprise, the science essays lurking among the tales of foolish self inflicted demise made this book not a complete waste of time I even learned a few things, for example from the essays on endogenous retroviruses and fat which are also available online, like the rest of the book s content.

  11. Laura

    True stories of people who either killed themselves or rendered themselves unable to reproduce by doing something really stupid Thus proving survival of the fittest, etc I like that the awards originated online and are either confirmed, unconfirmed, or strictly personal accounts Each chapter has an evolution themed essay at the start, and I find it interesting to read this perspective although the occassional slam at creationists irritates me to no end Great bathroom read.

  12. Phoena

    A few of the incidents were hilarious, but many were just dumb or cringe worthy Also there were just about as many honorable mentions for people who survived their stupidity as Darwin Awards While reading the book, I was shaking my head, not sure how people could be so extremely stupid I probably shouldn t have wasted my time reading the whole thing, but there were some pretty good laughs in there.

  13. Emily

    Apparently there are a million of these books but this is the one the library had when I looked it up 4th in the collection Random assortment of stories of people who kicked themselves out the the gene pool with their idiocy either killing themselves or making it impossible to pass on their genes Kinda funny Started as a website that is still going, where people can submit stories Probably won t read the other books, but it was interesting enough.

  14. Rachel Vives

    If you don t have a book in the bathroom, put this one in there Tom and I love having this book floating around the house The writing is smart, the stories are not and it couldn t be funnier A favorite the quick mart robber who decides to break in with a cinder block only to find it s plexi glass 1 Brick bounces off window 2 Robber killed by Brick never saw it coming What do we learn from this I have no idea, but it s funny.

  15. Batsap

    The stories were funny, but I could have done without the science essays between each chapter and all the proceeding nonsense about Noodleous Doubleous I understand that intelligent design is an annoying thing and that a book called the Darwin Awards must agree with me, but I didn t think this book was the right place to push their agenda I m only interested in the funny stories about people dying in stupid ways

  16. Oldfirefox_win7

    I found this Darwin Awards funnier than the other ones There was also a lot less awards that were similar The little essays are quite interesting, but the full page pictures are not funny with the exception of one I don t know if this is any better than the third book, for I didn t have it by the time I started this one Overall, I would classify it as better than the first, but slightly not as good as the second.

  17. Donna

    I LOVE the sentence in the parenthesis, A new volume commemorating individuals who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it What incredible feats of insane stupidity Another book where I found myself not wanting to know but continued anywayjust like rubbernecking on the highway looking at the accident It s pretty scary knowing there are so many people out there with so many missing brain cells.

  18. Andrew

    It was ok sums it up exactly right 2 oddities I too skipped over the Evolution based essays Why were they there at all I know Americans can be funny about some words that they consider strong language, which some of us are no longer bothered about It just looks daft though, when someone is described in the book as a Heck s Angel

  19. Rusty

    Funny A look at the work of would be scientists and the tales therein From the book itself Filled with over one hundred new tales of evolution in action, plus science essays and a parody research paper supporting Intelligent Design, The Darwin Awards 4 shows that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long, long way to go.

  20. M

    Interesting, but definitely and of the same as you go on Not certain what the point of the essays are in context with the book, but fairly interesting Recommended to NOT read the entire way through as I did, and instead to have it be in the bathroom or on the coffee table for reading very small bits at a time.

  21. Becks Fagg

    This little book gets read regularly, as it is prime real estate location aka the bathroom It is bite size chunks of humour and eye bulging stories that entertain.Not the most literate book I have read but I sure do remember bits from it

  22. Sam

    A further collection of amusing tales of how people have removed or nearly removed themselves from the human gene pool Will this series ever end, amusing tales of stupidity and recklessness, can t wait to get my hands on the fifth volume which I m sure there ll be

  23. Kristina

    People are so, so stupid It did seem to me that a lot of the people in this book were there because of alcohol, which was depressing than funny, but a sufficient number managed to be idiots while completely sober.

  24. Elise

    Well, I usually get my Darwin dose on the website, but I saw this book for the amazing low price of 1.99 what book lover could resist There were a few essays added a couple of them were funny and I found one of the a bit on the snippy side, but maybe it was just me.

  25. Jeff

    I don t know what I expected but this book is pretty depressing The book readers take a little too much glee in the deaths and there s no follow up on any of the stories, I though there would be in depth analysis of the deaths.

  26. Mike

    This thing was just a litany of stories about poor bastards that either maimed or killed themselves after having made a horrible decision Story after story of the pathetic deaths of pathetic people I just couldn t do it.

  27. Nancy

    These are always a fun read Showing some of the spectacular and idiotic ways people have caused their demise or come darn close to it It is sad that they lost their lives but you do have to wonder at the amazing levels of stupid that can be out in the gene pool.

  28. Inge Hulsker

    Fun read You would think reading an entire book about people dying would get a bit depressing, but it s not It s unbelievable how stupid people can be The book is put together nicely with the scientific introductions and the categories.

  29. Anna

    Again, this volume delivered with some awesome science essays before each chapter I think now I m only continuing this series to read those instead of the actual Darwin awards, which are getting repetitive and black in humor.

  30. Katie

    The first Darwin Awards book I read even though it technically is the fourth in the series , and I found it ridiculously funny Love it.

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