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26-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Demise of the human race
I just saw that Stephen Hawking said human aggression will lead to the demise of the human race.

That comment really made me want to punch him in the throat.



Ok, I'm done here. You can continue on with your day.

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26-02-2015, 03:56 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
Well considering we have weapons capable of wiping us all off from the face of the Earth and we have extremists like ISIS or NK, his comments aren't as far fetched as "punching him in the throat" implies you think they are.

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26-02-2015, 03:57 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
Well, we won't be missed.

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26-02-2015, 04:00 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
Any joke you have to explain is, by definition, not funny. So, I'm just going to give a nervous laugh, walk slowly away, and pretend this never happened.

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26-02-2015, 04:00 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
He's right. If we don't learn to problem solve peacefully we will cause our own destruction. You see that in other species as well. You have competition in evolution and that competition has a downside in that it can distract from the various competing species from the fact they are in the same ecosystem. Will that happen anytime soon? I don't know. While you see lots of news of fighting worldwide, there is actually less death now even with that than there was in WW2. It may not seem like it but the world is becoming less violent. It seems moreso because there is more competing media sources. My biggest worry is that religion will keep acting as a distraction to our common existence. But I do see more of the world not buying into the tribalism of the older generations.

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26-02-2015, 04:03 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
(26-02-2015 03:57 PM)Harvey Wrote:  Well, we won't be missed.

Ultimately no. We were not around 4 billion years ago and we will go extinct long before the planet's core goes cold or when the sun dies. There have been 5 mass extinctions on this planet since evolution began.

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26-02-2015, 04:09 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
Also, punching a crippled dude in the throat... not cool bro.

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26-02-2015, 04:09 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
(26-02-2015 04:00 PM)BnW Wrote:  Any joke you have to explain is, by definition, not funny. So, I'm just going to give a nervous laugh, walk slowly away, and pretend this never happened.

I got it. Wink
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26-02-2015, 04:11 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
irrationality leads to bad decisions.
good, well meaning people do bad things coz they're working on a bad idea.
so unless we get rid of irrationality... we're doomed! Facepalm

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26-02-2015, 04:11 PM
RE: Demise of the human race
(26-02-2015 04:09 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Also, punching a crippled dude in the throat... not cool bro.

I'm at my toughest with people who can't fight back.

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