The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130248 Message #2930080
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Jun-10 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: End of man-kind
Subject: RE: BS: End of man-kind
Of course humanity will become extinct. But I also remember Clarke's Law: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong.
I think that there are Hard Times ahead, but when haven't there been? In the meantime, if we really are past the Point of No Return and things are going to crash down around our heads what can we do about it?
I live in the area of "Yellowstone Caldera" and it's overdue to blow. If it blows, what am I going to do -- run out and put a cork in it? I just can't get up the excitement I used to about things I have no control over. I've done what I could and I will continue doing what I can, but worrying about things like the eventual death of the Sun or the extinction of Humanity...sorry, but I'm more concerned about getting the lawn cut.