Survival of the flattest

Survival of the flattest

As you might imagine this rant is centred on covid-19.

It’s a pretty hard post as I don’t want to come across as some right wing fascist bastard.

Or as too simplistic – there are some huge issues to consider – but this post would become TLDR (too long didn’t read – in case you didn’t know).

I’d like to think of myself as a compassionate person but I’m also a biologist at heart and I think Darvin made alot of sense when he talked about natural selection and survival of the fittest.

Also, we have to take ownership of the state of our mostly overlooked but most important asset – our underlying health and level of fitness.

And now, after some 8 weeks of lockdown, I think it’s time to end it for the simple reason that we cannot hide forever.

Society is starting to become divided and removal of the lockdown would remove some of this divisiveness. Scared and vulnerable people would stay at home and the brave and the stupid would venture out. A form of natural selection would result.

And lets be clear; I don’t want to catch covid-19 (on the basis that I haven’t already had it asymptomatically) but I’m willing to risk it. And it strikes me that the people who are most scared of dying are the ones who haven’t (or think they haven’t) lived enough.

We are all dying. It’s just a matter of timing.

If you don’t have religion you better enjoy your one shot at life. And if you do, well, you’re OK aren’t you?

Also, [shameless plug] please take the time to read (and sign if you sympathise with) my mostly selfish petition at

I have also signed the petition to end lockdown in the UK.

And, finally, I really have to get this off my chest.

China is a large country, like India, with many mouths to feed….

But please… eat chickpeas not bats.

Even insects (their genome is quite different to ours) are preferable to small contagious mammals.

Dirty. foul culinary habits probably kicked this off.

So, let’s be more particular with the amounts and types of food we eat meople.