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How will the human race end... or will it?
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Posted 12/26/08
I think the human race will last for another 2 billion years but we are not on earth anymore. The Earth as crazy as it seems is already a dark, craggy planet that can't support life as it is. The human race can adapt to any condition and whatever global disaster that will happen, the human race will still adapt like Darwin said the survival of the fittest.

One scientist categorized civilizations into 3.

A One Civilization is a planetary civilization. They can harness the forces of their planet and use it to their advantage. They can get energy from the sun, wind, earth and the oceans. They live until their planet's resources are depleted.

A Two Civilization is a stellar civilization. They can get the energy of the stars. They can harness the solar wind etc. etc. etc. until the star dies out.

A Three Civilization is a galactic civilization. They can harness the energy of the planets and the energy of the stars. They migrate around the universe in search of a new home and for exploration. It is the final stage in a civilization.

Currently the human race is a Zero Civilization. It is simply because we get our energy from dead plants but we are going in to the One Civilization but the Human Race has more things to learn more things to explore.
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I believe the human race will come to an end. For everything that has a beginning, there IS an end. Just how things work.

As for how, I believe it will have to do with over-population.
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Of coure the world will end. And besides, according to some atzecs or indian guys they say the world's gonna knock off course in 2012 and the moon's gonna take us out. On the other hand bible says fire and blood's gonna take us out, or a nuke's gonna go off and there'll be a nuclear war to take us all out. Either way we're all gonna die at somepoint
Posted 12/30/08
They also said the world was going to end in 2000, so I don't believe what scientist have to say when it comes to that. Only people with easily manipulative minds would take that stuff into concideration. Until the world ACTUALLY ends in 2012, I'm going to enjoy my first year of college thank you very much.

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I have 3 ideas:

1) Nuclear bombs
2) Planets collide
3) WAR!
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i personally think that humanity will stick around for a reallly really long time, we might even see the end of the universe, but in the end we will become exstinct, we just dont know when
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First of all let me make it very clear that I do not subscribe to any of that superstitious 2012 "end times" nonsense. There's no evidence to support it, therefore I see no clear reason to believe it.
If the human species is to meet its end, it will come in one of a few ways, the first of which is unavoidable.

1. The unavoidable fact that the sun is 4.6 billion years old and only has roughly a billion more years left in it before it leaves the main phase and heads toward becoming a red giant, which should roughly put the surface of the sun somewhere between the orbit of Earth and Mars. Surprisingly few people understand that life is actually in its twilight years on planet Earth.

2. Humanity will do itself in through man-made means; nuclear winter, global famine due to catastrophic climate change...etc. I'm sure there are quite a few ways we could do ourselves in.

3. Impact by an undetected or late detected asteroid large enough (+10mi in diameter) to cause a Mass Extinction event. No one in the area would see it coming. Large objects coming in at cometary speed would not produce a fireball as they do in Hollywood movies...We're talking violet-hot events, not red hot. They come in so fast that the atmosphere within thousands of miles is simply vaporized.

4. One last, albeit pretty unlikely scenario is a GRB. The Wolf-Rayet star WR 104 which is roughly 8000 light years from Earth has its rotational axis aligned to within 16 degrees of our solar system. If Wolf-Rayet went Supernova and produced a GRB pointed right at us, we would have 8000 years to live before the Earth is slammed with a massive dose of high energy radiation. Of course if Wolf-Rayet already went nova, we might have far less time.....

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Posted 1/2/09

otakujohn wrote:

3. Impact by an undetected or late detected asteroid large enough (+10mi in diameter) to cause a Mass Extinction event. No one in the area would see it coming. Large objects coming in at cometary speed would not produce a fireball as they do in Hollywood movies...We're talking violet-hot events, not red hot. They come in so fast that the atmosphere within thousands of miles is simply vaporized.



I'll impact you with a large undetected object, just you wait and see!

As for how things will end for the human race, there's too many deciding factors.

I believe that eventually we will evolve beyond what we consider to be "human" into something that is completely different. That is of course if we don't wipe ourselves out first.
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BossTuff wrote:
I'll impact you with a large undetected object, just you wait and see!


O RLY? Don't start a cubicle war you can't win man.


BossTuff wrote:
As for how things will end for the human race, there's too many deciding factors.


Such as? If by "deciding factors" you mean the possibility that we may not be a terrestrial species in the future, I would have to agree with you. The only way to prolong our species in the long-term is to leave Earth.


BossTuff wrote:
I believe that eventually we will evolve beyond what we consider to be "human" into something that is completely different. That is of course if we don't wipe ourselves out first.


We're evolving right now. Case in point: Tetrachromat Females. Also there's the fact that a small percentage of women have evolved an immunity to HIV. There are lots of small examples of human evolution, small incremental steps that may eventually lead to larger changes in the human population if those changes are favored by natural selection.
Also, there's the possibility that we may be able to steer our own evolution by changing our genetic code. For example, we could undo the mutation that caused us primates to lose the ability to internally synthesize Vitamin C. We could also do away with many, if not all genetic disorders....

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Posted 1/2/09

otakujohn wrote:


BossTuff wrote:
I'll impact you with a large undetected object, just you wait and see!


O RLY? Don't start a cubicle war you can't win man.


BossTuff wrote:
As for how things will end for the human race, there's too many deciding factors.


Such as? If by "deciding factors" you mean the possibility that we may not be a terrestrial species in the future, I would have to agree with you. The only way to prolong our species in the long-term is to leave Earth.


BossTuff wrote:
I believe that eventually we will evolve beyond what we consider to be "human" into something that is completely different. That is of course if we don't wipe ourselves out first.


We're evolving right now. Case in point: Tetrachromat Females. Also there's the fact that a small percentage of women have evolved an immunity to HIV. There are lots of small examples of human evolution, small incremental steps that may eventually lead to larger changes in the human population if those changes are favored by natural selection.
Also, there's the possibility that we may be able to steer our own evolution by changing our genetic code. For example, we could undo the mutation that caused us primates to lose the ability to internally synthesize Vitamin C. We could also do away with many, if not all genetic disorders....



I just quoted your face!

Anyway, I'm about the bring the pain train...
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BossTuff wrote:
I just quoted your face!



I just quoted your mom!
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Nuclear war--lots of fighting at the moment it's a possibility.
Population/ food ratio-- goes out of whack...not enough food people die
Epidemic-- we are due for one so it's a possibility
Evolution--something comes that is bigger and better than humans
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i believe human race would be wiped out by there own doing...not unless we get out of our denial that the world is still okay
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Posted 1/2/09

superninjaboy wrote:

Hmmm hard to say really, if you think about it humanity has been at the center of the cross hair since the beginning. I mean we have had some close calls. Did you know that in 1995 World War III almost broke out over a simple mistake? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_rocket_incident
So overall i think humanity will survive in one way or another no matter the disaster(Unless of course the world literally blows up/falls apart).


Forget sNorway-- KENYA!!! ONLY IN KENYA~~! WE GOT THE LIONS....

I think classism is going to get really ugly in our lifetime. An overcrowded world isn't going to make for good neighbors.
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