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The dubious philosophy of human extinction

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Around 1600 years ago, Saint Augustine suggested that humans stop procreating. He endorsed this, however, because he wanted to hasten the Last Judgement and the eternity of joy thereafter.

If you don't believe in an afterlife, this becomes a less attractive option. You'd have to be motivated exclusively by removing suffering from nature, without any promise of gaining supernatural rewards.

Probably the first person to advocate human extinction in this way was Arthur Schopenhauer. He did so 200 years ago, in 1819, urging that we "spare" the "coming generations" of "the burden of existence".

Full article at Phys Org: Link

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spartan max2

See, you all aren't original B) lol.

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