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How will the human race end... or will it?
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Posted 12/17/08
I don't think even a meteoric cataclysm will wipe the human race out. (Unless is carves a crater half the size of Earth, now we're talking.)

I'm more of the thinking that human beings' genes will become sterile, disabling their ability to reproduce.

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Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08
Many people understand that an ice age, major earthquake, meteor alone wont kill us. Its whats follow thats scary. If a country is left in a cold, ruined part of the world, itll fight to get good land. If theres an ice age and the upper half of the U.S. is frozen, do you think we will take it as it comes. Of course we wont start launching nukes off the bat, we will try to be diplomatic at first but it all results in the same thing.

Its interesting that you mention the human race becomming sterile. I am a biology major, and in genetics theres something crazy going on. The Y chromosome (XY=male, XX=female) is disappearing... they dont know why and they dont know what will happen, but on average, it gets smaller every year and is losing genes associated with it.
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Posted 12/17/08

phame wrote:


threnagyn wrote:

I would like to know how people think that we are going to go out as a human race. You could also give other ideas, like a tragedy that will wipe out most of us, or if we do not meet our demise... what will happen with the human race?

I made this because there is a lot of talk about the end of the world on the internet. Like different theories about Dec 21, 2012 and what the Mayans believed, or a massive pole shift. I want to know what people think of this stuff.

For me, there is an impending tragedy that not too many people are aware of. Its called a supervolcano. There are only a few scattered around the world. They go off every million years or so, and the biggest one we know of was theorized to have 100,000 times the power of the largest nuke ever detonated (Tsar Bomba). Right now, the Yellowstone Caldera is set to go off, and if it does, much of the United Stated will be covered in ash, and the world may slop into an ice age. This will cause problems, because there is already a food shortage and an ice age wont help. The armies of the world would assemble to take whats left. There would be an ultimate war for habital land closer to the equator that would result in an inhabitable Earth (more nukes).

Another supervolcano called Lake Toba, erupted 75,000 years ago and wiped out 60 percent of the worlds human population. There is another supervolcano in Colorado that is 2 times that size. (althought it hasn't erupted in 26 million years).
tell me what you think!


DUPLICATE!!!


WHAT THE???? I made the same thread about the end of the world especially about 2012 and the upcoming movie "2012".
Posted 12/18/08 , edited 12/18/08
I'm thinking humans will evolve into something else superior, like how the orang-utans evolved into us. And then they will develop their own technology or something like that and slowly the humans will start to disappear and the world will be taken over by this new species.

...Either that, or, you know. Global warming. Some of us burn to death, some of us get caught in the flood.

Or if we somehow manage to survive global warming, we'll wait for the stars in the Milky Way to fall towards Earth gradually...and burn us.

Or maybe I'm just scaring myself.
Posted 12/18/08

Its interesting that you mention the human race becomming sterile. I am a biology major, and in genetics theres something crazy going on. The Y chromosome (XY=male, XX=female) is disappearing... they dont know why and they dont know what will happen, but on average, it gets smaller every year and is losing genes associated with it.


What, you serious?! So the world is gonna be dominated by females (XX) and super-females (XXX)?!?

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Posted 12/18/08
Technology. Yeah, shit like "I Robot." Yeah, that's going to happen. But see, Will Smith is an actor. We don't have any so called "Hardasses" [Swear to god if you say Chuck Norris I'll kill you.] so we're all gonna go SPLAT!
Posted 12/18/08
Well i think it's multiple thinks, we had the flu endemics in different countries!
read here -->
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_pandemic

so what this means, although avian flu H5n1 is lethal in most cases, if it mutates and human to human transmission occurs then there might be a major wipeout of the human race, just like in the US "survivors" drama!

Well this would lead to a bottleneck situation in the genepool and this would in turn cause evolution of the homo sapiens sapiens into some subspeciation of homo sapiens neo (whatever latin name you would like to give it) as there would be a much smaller population size that would be breeding and this would in turn create interbreeding and increased number of same genetic codes.

Well apart from the previous two, you can additionally get world hunger caused by climate change, decreased sweet supplies. HIV, meteors, and even nihilism!
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Posted 12/18/08

Vyill wrote:

Technology. Yeah, shit like "I Robot." Yeah, that's going to happen. But see, Will Smith is an actor. We don't have any so called "Hardasses" [Swear to god if you say Chuck Norris I'll kill you.] so we're all gonna go SPLAT!


I think about that sometimes. Its called technological singularity. Its the theoretical point in time when we make an artificial intelligence that is able to constantly improve itself. According to some random sources, it would start out as a slow process but with time it would increase exponentially. Its a scary thing, but one thing to remember is that we have developed (EMPs) which fry any hard drive. One thing I have heard that counters that, is maybe the AI could be smart enough to make its structure out of flesh.... weird.... but perhaps possible.
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Posted 12/18/08
when u touch urself at nite
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Posted 12/18/08
as far as i've seen, lifespan has been decreasing.


and you will be the one to think of anything that would enhance the sentence.
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Posted 12/18/08
Global Warming will without a doubt, end humanity.
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Posted 12/25/08
The human race will never end and I believe the prophecy is bullshit.
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Posted 12/25/08

ChinkoyMYX wrote:

Global Warming will without a doubt, end humanity.


First of all, Global Warming is bullshit. XD



If Global Warming was real, Animals to have made an affect by spreading greenhouse gases into the atmosphere with droppings. Mother Nature is also another source of Global warming along with the celestial objects that surround our planet. The greatest source is the sun.

Understand that there are many causes of the change of temperature such as how CO2 increases as the temperature (Laws of Nature) increases which is why with such technology and stupid assumptions of certain changes in our world, scientist who believe in this crap will make the most exaggerating graphs ever. What made me lol of these graphs they presented to the public was how the temperature today surpassed its medieval era. I don’t think people back then had the technology to give a shit about how hot it was really. Hurricanes occurred so much more during the sixties than today. And as I said, there is really no plausible evidence that greenhouse gases or carbon dioxide released by humans are the cause of any type of climate change on earth. Ever heard of Solar Activity?

Can’t you see you are being influenced by the media and Al Gore? AL FUCKING GORE?! What the hell does he know of science if he specializes in law and almost failed natural science in college? They are making money off of all this so that they can spread these lies and make a profit because some people are just that gullible! Only a bunch of socialist fucktards would spread these lies to "Save the planet from doom" but that is just going cause our economy to flush and cause another inflation as well as raise taxes if we change our way of living by using much electricity, on equipment and things such as windmills, increased fuel prices, and most of all for the government!
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Posted 12/25/08
global warming, poverty, war
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Posted 12/26/08
ohhh....scary...
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