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Quote[/b] ]Jee had been diving away from the reefs and out in the blue, spearfishing
At Sodwana Bay, SA......

Sorry, but in such cases of blatant Darwinism, one has to concurr with
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Quote[/b] ]Go Sharky!  
In Project Management terms solo diving, in the blue, in tiger shark inhabited waters, whilst spearfishing, is an "81 risk".  ie the highest level of probablility of something "unfavourable" happening, and the highest level of severity if it does!!  


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Compare this incident with the fact that we can expect around 8 people to die on UK roads every day (1998 statistics),  doesn't stop folk getting excited about Jeremy Clarkson and his advocacy of penile substitute metal boxes does it


Obviously, speaking as a scientist trained in the ways of Darwinian evolutionary theory,  I don't have the slightest  problem with people killing theirselves by virtue of their own stupidity, every diver should already know that spearfishing is THE way to get attacked by a shark.

Lets look at the statistics, 6+ billion humans, and 100 million sharks per annum killed by humans for  "a delicacy"  


Gooooooooooooooooooo  Galeocerdo cuvier......

 

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Quote[/b] (Steve W @ Dec. 02 2003,16:26)]As  Lou Reed Sang    "You're gonna reap, just what you sow..."
Go Sharky!  
Mate you're talking about a 21 year old boy who died horribly. I think you're being a tad insensitive.

If you look at the environnmental impact of spearfishing it is virtually nil and way, way less than ANY commercial fishing techniques. It is completely specific and targets the exact species and individual. Lots of the Coral divers instructors spearfish in their spare time and as far as I know this is the first tragedy to occur.

I am not a spearfisherman, it does not interest me and neither am I advocating shark killing. However I find your attitude to this event disquieting and unpleasant.
 

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Who mentioned environmental impact of spearfishing? Not me...

At 21 years old he's entitled to be called a man not a boy,  and if he'd been switched on about the dangers of sharks, as should anyone who's diving in SA waters, he'd have known it was about the stupidest thing anyone could do.

As for being insensitive, let's have a quick reality check, for example a celebrity dies in less than ideal circumstances (Princess Di, Rock Hudson, Elvis and a million more)  within days/hours multitude of  jokes circulate via e-mail TV etc, and sensitive people like yourself don't laugh ? No, I'm sure you'll chuckle as much as the next regular bloke does, we all do, it's perfectly normal.

Perhaps it's because this fool was a diver that it's supposed to be a different kettle of fish but I'd prefer to save my sympathies for the millions of folk who die or are injured through no fault of their own.
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Your attitude seems to be that he deserved to die. I assumed this was because you disapproved of his spearfishing ie because of enviromental impact rather than stupidity.

Spearfishing is a popular sport in SA and elsewhere in the world. Very few incidents of this sort occur (yes I know who Rodney Fox is). I still fail to see why you are cheering on the shark in this case.

You are, of course, entitled to your view point.
 
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