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Will Man ever become extinct??

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Even if it were a closed system to assume that the increase in the number of human beings automatically means that the the system would destroy all human life is absurd. Most likely some feedback would begin to occur and the population would stabilize. Even if some global disaster occurred and 99% of the population were killed there would still be over 60 million people left all who would likely be the ones most able to survive the new paradigm. No, civilization may end but it'll be a long time before man becomes extinct

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well, the whole question is answered by "it depends!"

 

if we stay on this earth, then we will surely die, when the sun 'dies' the first step of that process involves it expanding so much, it will 'swallow' up the earth.

 

if we move to another planet, we will then be without a sun, so we will need to move to another planet, a suitable distance from the sun, with an atmosphere and all, its unlikely that many of those places exist.

 

even if we can find another planet, how can we transport a whole planet's civization there?

 

and then one day the universe may end, we can't stop that!

 

so really, to me, the answer to the question is, it depends ;)

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Based on what we know, the eventual heat death of the universe is inevitable, so (as has already been said) it's a silly question.

 

All good things... etc.

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what time scale is the heat death on?

 

it must be millions of billions of years?

 

it would take ages, and if the universe keeps on expanding, then doesnt that interfere with the universe heating up?

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If there were no militaries there would certainly still be wars! In fact, maybe more. A strong, well armed, well trained, military is a deterrent to war.

 

agree

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it would take ages, and if the universe keeps on expanding, then doesnt that interfere with the universe heating up?

Heat death is cooling, not heating.

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The answer is yes, we will undoubtably die off.

 

Even if we live till the end of the universe, I don't see us living through it (the end that is).

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well to me the HIV and AIDS epidemic is most likely

 

 

I think if it got to the stage where the human population was massively infected by HIV, people might use precautions. Screening sexual partners would negate the risk of the disease spreading.

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The answer is yes' date=' we will undoubtably die off.

 

Even if we live till the end of the universe, I don't see us living through it (the end that is).[/quote']

 

what makes you think the universe has an end?

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what makes you think the universe has an end?

Because it has a finite amount of matter and energy, the heat death of which is inevitable.

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how do you know it has a finite amount of matter and energy?

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The law of conservation of energy, which means that energy cannot be created or destroyed. That's sort of linked to matter by e=mc2 so thus there is a finite amount of matter and energy.

 

Or, as another answer, he could say, "I'm actually educated."

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is it not possible that the properties of the universe are such that we cannot truly know them?

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Well, relativity has been proven in numerous ways, so I really doubt that it would be wrong. Since the law of conservation of energy has not been proved wrong (I just read an explanation of why it was wrong, but the explanation was flawed hopelessly) and it has also been proved right, I see no reason to believe that either are wrong.

In other words, I think that they are right.

Dear lord, this might be turning into another one of these stupid arguments. ARGH!

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is it not possible that the properties of the universe are such that we cannot truly know them?

Yes.

 

But the heat death is still inevitable.

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Start with a finite amount of matter/energy. Actuate all possible combinations(thermodynamics). Final result?

 

There is an end, to this cycle of the universe anyway.

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