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#1    Saru

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

If we were to become extinct in the forseeable future, how exactly would such an event come about ?

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What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Are we on the verge of our own unexpected extinction? An international team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.

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#2    Frank Merton

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

I don't think human beings will become extinct except by evolving into other species as we spread around the galaxy (the stars are so far apart separate colonies will go thousands of years between exchanges).


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

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most likely through our own stupidity.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Or by being too smart for our britches.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

by stopping procreation either by becoming extremely religious or all gay.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

View PostSaru, on 24 April 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

If we were to become extinct in the forseeable future, how exactly would such an event come about ?

Some cataclysmic event, such as a meteorite hit or a megavolcano explosion. The highest life forms go first in that case. And that obviously includes us.

View Postshrooma, on 24 April 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

most likely through our own stupidity.

Well, that certainly helps. :-)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

We will died out at our own hands. We humans are our own worst ememies


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

very pessimistic... but very true..


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 24 April 2013 - 12:13 PM, said:



The highest life forms go first in that case.
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which means we'll have a world where only the french are left.....
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

View Postshrooma, on 24 April 2013 - 12:30 PM, said:

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which means we'll have a world where only the french are left.....
:-D
Ooooooooooooooooooooo!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 24 April 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:


Ooooooooooooooooooooo!
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surely you mean
Oooooooooooooooooooui! freet?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

(but before anyone jumps on the 'racist' bandwagon, can I just point out that my eldest son is black, my last GF was japanese/american, and I have two frenchmen on my FB list.)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

View Postshrooma, on 24 April 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

most likely through our own stupidity.
Along what shrooma said, I don't think humans will ever become extinct. We will, however, become less intelligent and end up lacking basic human compassion and emotions.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

View Postshrooma, on 24 April 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

(but before anyone jumps on the 'racist' bandwagon, can I just point out that my eldest son is black, my last GF was japanese/american, and I have two frenchmen on my FB list.)
Sad state of affairs really. growing up in a very multicult area the main problem of being called a racist was NOT by black people, they were just as against black on black crime as the rest of us and the area i grew up in had a large black on black crime problem, it was the lefty white people who did not want anything said against the situation and would not have a white person talk against it....the numerous black friends i had were disgusted by their attitude as it did not help race relations at all!
It was ok for a black person to complain but not a white, now how racist was that? but not by the blacks in this case.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

This is a no brainer, one word, RELIGION!!!  with everyone fighting over who has the best imaginary friend the human race will be the casualty.





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