Has Natural Selection Short-circuited? I got into a debate about the present safety issues creating an environment where the ones that are too stupid to cyoa no longer run the risks of being striken from the food chain by fate. Later in the morning, I commented that you never see cut-off levis being worn any more by children. When I was younger, the jeans were turned into shorts when the knees got tore out, both out of practicality and need. I haven't seen a pair of cut-offs on a child in years and it set me to wondering...I haven't seen the knees wore out of a pair of jeans in years and it set me to wondering...I don't even recall a grass-stained knee in recent years and something is definately wrong here. Jeans now wear out in the ass first or on the thighs...almost never see any wore out at the knees. Kids don't crawl over hills any more to sneak up on each other. They don't wrestle or play hide and seek or kick the can or red rover...too damned many ipods and playstations, I guess. It makes me sad but by extension, I wonder if that isn't the new rules for natural selection?