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Human race 'will be extinct within 100 years'

By T.K. Randall
June 19, 2010 · Comment icon 113 comments

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A microbiology professor who helped eradicate smallpox has claimed we will be extinct within only 100 years.
Professor Frank Fenner of the Australian National University believes that the human race will be unable to survive due to overpopulation and overconsumption following a global population explosion.
As the scientist who helped eradicate smallpox he certainly know a thing or two about extinction. And now Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has predicted that the human race will be extinct within the next 100 years.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (113)




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Comment icon #104 Posted by Agent X 14 years ago
Things always have to get worse before they get better.
Comment icon #105 Posted by 14 years ago
Things always have to get worse before they get better. Only because we are collectively stupid and refuse to read the abundant signals. Br Cornelius
Comment icon #106 Posted by REBEL 14 years ago
And now Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has predicted that the human race will be extinct within the next 100 years. The Omega Man He has claimed that the human race will be unable to survive a population explosion and 'unbridled consumption.’ Soylent Green
Comment icon #107 Posted by THE Dr Alien 14 years ago
basically what he's saying is that there'll be so many people that everyone is gonna day. it's like saying if you fill a glass with too much water it will crack and break. i'll give humans 700 years until humans evolve into freaks with large heads and no hair.
Comment icon #108 Posted by REBEL 14 years ago
i'll give humans 700 years until humans evolve into freaks with large heads and no hair. lol! Thought that was already happin ... in Beverly Hills (Hollywood).
Comment icon #109 Posted by THE Dr Alien 14 years ago
lol! Thought that was already happin ... in Beverly Hills (Hollywood). see, evolution is already taking place, and scientists dont even know about it...
Comment icon #110 Posted by Esoteric Toad 14 years ago
In a hundred years another article will read, "in a hundred years the human race will be extinct" According to Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts (1979), an Assyrian clay tablet dating to approximately 2800 BC was unearthed bearing the words "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common." This is one of the earliest examples of the perception of moral decay in society being interpreted as a sign of the imminent end. From here
Comment icon #111 Posted by Emma_Acid 14 years ago
The Omega Man Soylent Green If its Chuck Heston we're talking about, surely Planet of the Apes is the one to watch???
Comment icon #112 Posted by stevewinn 14 years ago
basically what he's saying is that there'll be so many people that everyone is gonna day. it's like saying if you fill a glass with too much water it will crack and break. i'll give humans 700 years until humans evolve into freaks with large heads and no hair. funny you should say that mate, because the projected evolution of humans by experts say that the Human race will evolve into basically what looks like a Grey Alien. Larger head for a bigger brain. Bigger eyes, will lose most of our body hair.
Comment icon #113 Posted by THE Dr Alien 14 years ago
funny you should say that mate, because the projected evolution of humans by experts say that the Human race will evolve into basically what looks like a Grey Alien. Larger head for a bigger brain. Bigger eyes, will lose most of our body hair. and most people think that these aliens are extra terrestrial beings from 100's of lightyears away. i reckon they're time travelers see


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