User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

  1. #1
    PhD in the mundane Doctor Anaximander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    MBTI
    TiSi
    Enneagram
    953 sp/sx
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    18,387

    Default How long until extinction of Homo sapiens?

    It’s inevitable. Not a question of if, but when. How long do you give the human race? Or will we be lucky, defy the odds, adapt and evolve?

  2. #2
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20,341

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical Turtleneck View Post
    It’s inevitable. Not a question of if, but when. How long do you give the human race? Or will we be lucky, defy the odds, adapt and evolve?
    In the vast sweep of life on Earth, large celled animals have a short evolutionary life span. We are large celled animals, and a planet ruled by natural selection, we can expect a short evolutionary life. But don't worry, we are probably here for hundreds of millions of years.

  3. #3
    Haunted Echoes Red Memories's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    MBTI
    ESFP
    Enneagram
    125 sx/so
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    7,766

    Default

    That's a good question I do not have a good answer to. It is a matter of whether or not we choose to change the trajectory. The future is in our hands. Something tells me we'll fuck it up and be gone in 30-40 more years.


    After all,
    How can you run from what is inside of you?

  4. #4
    Guardian of Ga'Hoole Julius_Van_Der_Beak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    LII None
    Posts
    15,783

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical Turtleneck View Post
    It’s inevitable. Not a question of if, but when. How long do you give the human race? Or will we be lucky, defy the odds, adapt and evolve?
    Well, if that one Star Trek Voyager episode is any guide, we'll turn into salamanders.



    I hope that's true. Those things are pretty badass.
    A path is made by walking on it.

    -Zhuangzi



  5. #5
    Astronomer of the Abyss тень's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    MBTI
    XNTP
    Enneagram
    468 so/sp
    Posts
    6,009

    Default

    "Extinct" is too shallow of a term in terms of the possibilities of what can happen in the future. This is under the assumption that something outside of our control will wipe us out.

    1) Humans will exhaust all resources and destroy the environment, this is inevitable regardless of efforts to convert to "Green" energy. This is because it is population that is the problem, meaning things will inevitably become unsustainable no matter how efficient we are due to lack of physical space, even after we wipe out all other species on earth. So by the will of nature, humans will die en mass via starvation and war. But this won't kill off humans, some will survive in the shadow of the fall for many years to come. Possibly, evolving into something else along the way.

    2) Humans somehow overcome our animalistic nature, and able to live in harmony with nature. Most likely by then though, humans will have evolved into something else (technically not human, therefor extinct). The same applies in a dystopian society as well. If we can choose our genetics, then eventually "humans" as we know them, will become extinct. Also very possible humans can take multiple evolution paths and co-exist as well, much like ants do. As to live in super-societies like we do, we eventually might lose our social instincts or emotions and become a hive mind and new species all together.
    一期一会
    "Evil preaches tolerance until it is the dominant force, then it tries to silence good, and allow for no disagreement."

  6. #6
    PhD in the mundane Doctor Anaximander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    MBTI
    TiSi
    Enneagram
    953 sp/sx
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    18,387

    Default

    If we colonize multiple worlds, then we could definitely evolve into several different species over a long period due to adaptation to varying conditions. A very long period, we’re talking hundreds of thousands to millions of years, probably. However, I don’t see that happening on a single planet like Earth. Too much competition. Homo sapiens sapiens are already the single remaining HS subspecies. Overlapping niches and too much competition over limited resources drove species like Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis to extinction.

    Ants and smaller animals with comparatively short lives and fast gestation periods adapt to environmental change much faster than large mammals, so this is why we see many species of ants but only one species of bipedal humanoids on our planet. Unless you had isolated groups of humans that stopped coming into contact on this planet, but we are too intelligent and curious to remain isolated for as long as it would take to result in genetic incompatibility
    Likes FemMecha liked this post

  7. #7
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20,341

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dareyth View Post
    Humans somehow overcome our animalistic nature, and able to live in harmony with nature.
    Homo sapiens have the same DNA as every living thing on our Earth, the same DNA as the plants, animals, and fungi. And now with gene sequencing we can trace the exact relationship of every plant, animal, and fungus.

    We are animals related to every other animal and living thing on Earth. Trying to overcome our animalistic nature flies in the face of biology, and is an expression of religious hatred for our bodies and minds.

  8. #8
    Complex paradigm Virtual ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    xNTJ
    Enneagram
    153 so/sp
    Posts
    14,923

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical Turtleneck View Post
    It’s inevitable. Not a question of if, but when. How long do you give the human race? Or will we be lucky, defy the odds, adapt and evolve?

    If we evolve and evolve and keep involving ... we will go extinct. Since the concept of species is actually a product of a human mind and it isn't set in stone.
    Either way current form of humans will disappear with time.


    Although technology will have a say in all of this. The natural processes are just too slow to match what is going on currently.

  9. #9
    Complex paradigm Virtual ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    xNTJ
    Enneagram
    153 so/sp
    Posts
    14,923

    Default


  10. #10
    The Goldblum The Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    24,350

    Default


    Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
    Sinnerman where you gonna run to?
    Where you gonna run to?
    All on that day...
    I am the Cat who walks by himself; and all places are alike to me...

    For the cat is cryptic,
    and close to strange things which men cannot see.
    He is the soul of antique Aegyptus,
    and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir.
    He is the kin of the jungle’s lords,
    and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa.
    The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language;
    but he is more ancient than the Sphinx,
    and remembers that which she hath forgotten...


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO