Apocalypses

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by draqon, Feb 15, 2006.

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Which apocalypse/end of our civilization/Earth is most likely?

  1. Nuclear War

    20.8%
  2. Biochemical War

    5.7%
  3. Chemical War

    1.9%
  4. Terrorism/bloodshed (everyone dies)

    1.9%
  5. GreenHouse effect (Venus scenario)

    18.9%
  6. Meteor/comet/body strikes

    15.1%
  7. Aliens Invasion

    3.8%
  8. Peace all throughout...there is no apocalypse

    7.5%
  9. Genetic extermination

    1.9%
  10. One of people's universal engineering concepts fail

    5.7%
  11. Ice Age...

    3.8%
  12. Other

    37.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. draqon Banned Banned

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    So...which of these...are the likely scenario for our civilization/Earth?
     
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  3. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    You forgot Zombie Epidemic
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    thats genetic extermination...kind of... and vote dammit..
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You forgot climate-change-induced infestation of fire ants and killer bees.
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    thats biochemical war...killer bees and fire ants change climate chemically.....

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    ....nice one....
     
  9. protostar Registered Senior Member

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    I think we'll all eventually be extinct by the ice age after our planet gets
    knocked out of orbit or changes places with another planet in our solar system. Of Course that is after the Galactic Core Explosion event that
    will probably happen as we enter into "uncharted territory" of the universe.
     
  10. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    That was totally unscientific, unlike zombies which have been proven to exist (not human zombies yet, just wasps, but I'm sure we will discover them)
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    people vote...it takes seconds...
     
  12. dixonmassey Valued Senior Member

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    I would bet on consumerism, isolation/estrangement..., in other words, Americanization of life as the greatest threat.
     
  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously, nuclear war is the obvious choice. They are really really destructive and everyone is getting them.
     
  14. draqon Banned Banned

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    That relates to the people engineering concept idea fails...
     
  15. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    Aliens, baby, aliens. They're gonna get us. Better watch out.
     
  16. draqon Banned Banned

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    I see u ppl voting others there...what other apocalypses are there?
     
  17. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    greenhouse effect will kill us in the end, but before that happens, id say we have to watch for nuclear/biological war(we should be relatively safe after 2008 hopefully). but the most likely one for the majority of you, is a global depression caused by all you idiots having money invested in america, who has more global debt than any other country in the world.
     
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  19. draqon Banned Banned

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    well duh...entropy will kill us yeah...but thats billions of years...I am talking of civilization...will we actually be able to reach Mars and other planets/moons to hold our place in the universe? And Greenhouse effect I mean...I know Earth will be destroyed ragardless...maybe by Greenhouse effect...but will humans be fast enough to have someone survived to spread the seeds of life? Ar maybe there are no aliens because every life in the universe has destroyed itself in the early stage of its civilization development? And only some get to actually survive and then create a new world by directing specific comets to planets so that we have the right set of chemical and birth of life and then evolution. Maybe the GOD we all talk about, maybe this GOD is the last human of civilization before us, and when our civilization's last breath will extinguish someone will survive and spread yet another seed to yet another planet.
     
  20. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Technological Singularity. By a large probability margin. This may not be a bad thing.

    Depletion of resources / global famine should also be considered, I think.
     
  21. Hurricane Angel I am the Metatron Registered Senior Member

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    Zombie epidemic would be the best case scenario. We've seen so many movies on how to survive (go to a mall).
     
  22. draqon Banned Banned

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    what saddens me is that I was the only one who voted "Peace all throughout...there is no apocalypse"... apparently noone here believes that this world will escape apocalypse...
     
  23. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    It's a matter of probabilities, not belief. I think that all the choices are unlikely, but that Other is the least unlikely.

    There's also a matter of interpretation... I think that it is reasonably possible that peace throughout will reign, after humanity/civilisation has changed so much that we personally wouldn't recognize it. To me, that counts as an apocalypse, because humanity and civilisation as we know them will be gone.
     

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