Saturday 10 December 2011

Netball Captain Dies After Choking

The ambiguity—or equivocation—of words can sometimes produce misunderstandings, disingenuous statements and even unwitting comedy.

"Choking" is a term used to describe the physical blockage of the breathing tube or trachea.* It is also used in sporting parlance as a psychological blockage in physical performance. The fact that the news report (see below) linked a person's death by choking to his public sports persona is a tragicomedy.

* The evolution of the structures of the trachea and the oesophagus is but one example demonstrating the absurdity of Intelligent Design. There is nothing intelligent about this "designer", since this "design flaw" has been the cause of death to many people just like this unfortunate male netball captain. Any designer who planned the makings of the same passage for swallowing, breathing and talking is clearly stupid.


Captain dies after choking (The Standard)
Thursday, December 08, 2011

The captain of New Zealand's men's netball team reportedly choked to death in a freak accident while eating his dinner.

Mike Siave, 35, collapsed in front of his wife Amanda on Friday as he was eating a meal at his Christchurch home, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Paramedics failed to revive him.

"He was one of the best captains we've ever had," men's netball association head David Pala'amo told the Christchurch Press.


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