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And by nigh... It can happen whenever. From 10 years from now... all the way to billions of years! Who knows?

So what do you think would cause the end of human life as we know it? There are a few theories that are easily possible.

1) The Pandemic (my personal belief if it will be any time soon): Viruses, bacteria, and all sorts of other pandemic educing beings are becoming immune to their cures. Take penicillin for example. Bacteria that penicillin cured is slowly becoming immune to it! We are well over-due for an outbreak on the proportion of the Black Plague.

2) Physics ______! (will happen. Life will end on earth at this point no matter what): The sun runs on nuclear fusion. Its source of energy is expected to run out in ~2.2 Ga (Billion years). At this point the sun will become a massive Red Giant, reaching out and embracing Earth in its fiery embrace! After that it will become a dwarf star and if anything happened to survive, they will freeze to death.

3) Physics ______ v2.0! We did it, we survived being frozen to a burnt crisp! Well wait... now the Earth is a ball of rock with no plate tectonics, magnetic field or anything else of that sort. Damn it...

4) Impact: There are roughly 1,000 near earth asteroids that are of a significant size to create a pseudo "nuclear winter (post 6)" Kind of like one of the two leading theories for the death of the dinosaurs.

5) Super Volcano: The other leading theory for the death of the dinosaurs that could occur again on Earth. Pretty much very large volcanos can erupt launching ash into the sky creating a "nuclear winter."

6) "A planet doesn’t explode of itself," said drily The Martian astronomer, gazing off into the air. "That they were able to do it is proof that highly Intelligent beings must have been living there.": Pretty much whoever gets pissed at whoever else and we have a nuclear war. Whoever survives the radiation and the explosions now has a new issue... Nuclear Winter! There is so much debris in the atmosphere that the sun is blocked out, the temperature plummets and plants die. Mutually assured destruction.

7) Solar Flares: Pretty much emissions from the sun that makes all electronics fly to the electronic heaven and, if fierce enough, kill life as we know it.

8) And every Americans favorite... Climate Change!: We all know there have been ice ages and intermission ages often during the Neogene era. We are overdue for a new ice age. Who wants to wear parkas for the rest of your life and the next hundred thousand years to come?!

So... what are your thoughts on the end of the world? Do you think any of these will happen? Do you have any other ideas? Robots taking over the world... The History Channel was right and aliens are going to start War of the Worlds?
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Something will destroy us at some point or another :\
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9) God
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A nearby Super Nova , Gamma Ray Burster might have you putting on an extra layer of sunscreen.
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Mankind itself or Cthulhu either way
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I just want zombies to start popping up.
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Where's the option for humanity wiping themselves out?
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Some kind of World War with Nuclear Weapons. Perhaps some will survived but billions will die. I'm almost certain it will happen in our lifetime.
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We're all going to die eventually so I don't think about it that much.
The world will end for me when my time comes
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Earth will run out of resources.
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J-POP187 wrote:

Where's the option for humanity wiping themselves out?


6) "A planet doesn’t explode of itself," said drily The Martian astronomer, gazing off into the air. "That they were able to do it is proof that highly Intelligent beings must have been living there.": Pretty much whoever gets pissed at whoever else and we have a nuclear war. Whoever survives the radiation and the explosions now has a new issue... Nuclear Winter! There is so much debris in the atmosphere that the sun is blocked out, the temperature plummets and plants die. Mutually assured destruction.

^_^


Haruna-kai wrote:

Mankind itself or Cthulhu either way


“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

I think the Crawling Chaos, Nyarlathotep and his father the Blind Dumb God Azathoth is the bigger issue here.


pirththee wrote:

A nearby Super Nova , Gamma Ray Burster might have you putting on an extra layer of sunscreen.


I actually need a good tan again!
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Since the beginning of time, there have been people saying that it is the end of time. In 10 million years, there still will be.
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Dark_Alma wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Where's the option for humanity wiping themselves out?


6) "A planet doesn’t explode of itself," said drily The Martian astronomer, gazing off into the air. "That they were able to do it is proof that highly Intelligent beings must have been living there.": Pretty much whoever gets pissed at whoever else and we have a nuclear war. Whoever survives the radiation and the explosions now has a new issue... Nuclear Winter! There is so much debris in the atmosphere that the sun is blocked out, the temperature plummets and plants die. Mutually assured destruction.

^_^

Fallout here i'm come ever read A boy and his dog?

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PhantomGundam wrote:

I just want zombies to start popping up.


I second this idea. At least with zombies we have a fighting chance. Any other kind of Doomsday scenario is pretty much going to end with all of us dieing, is how I see it.
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I don't think anything will completely wipe out humanity until the huge asteroid, volcano, or whatever happens. I think the disease stuff and war is likely to destroy civilization as we know it sometime in the next several hundred years. But i'd guess humans will still be alive.
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