7 Catastrophic Events Science Reveals Could Wipe Out Humanity
Human Extinction - Sounds rather morbid, yes? Perhaps you'd rather not be bothered about such things and just go about your daily life. Perhaps you'd like to be part of the Church of Critical Thinking that's initiating a global movement to unite our species under one
basic religion and cease the need for fossil fuels which would cause the collapse of the Military Industrial Complex. This would free up trillions of
dollars to fund the scientific community which in theory, could prevent or at least predict the seven below listed scenarios that could wipe out our species.
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No Conjecture, No Joke - According to the National Science Foundation, 5 of these events are not possible or probable, but CERTAIN to take place, and 2 will most likely happen sooner then later.
1. Celestial Body Impact Collision
This refers to astronomical objects, mostly asteroids, that will penetrate Earth's atmosphere causing impact much like the Yucatan Chicxulub crater which most scientists agree is the smoking gun responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs and more than 70 percent of Earth's living species 65 million years ago.
Asteroid 2004 MN4 was recently upgraded to "an unprecedented level of risk" of striking the planet on April 13, 2029. Hey if NASA claims it's "worried", we common folk should be petrified!
2. Gamma Ray Bursts
Some scientists claim this would be a long time coming, some claim it could happen
tomorrow. Truth is, we really don't know and need the funds to look at this more closely. The funds needed to build a B-2 bomber would be sufficient.
There's no debate, however, that these bad boys with the energy equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs could take us out and leave no trace.
Based on almost 30 years of observing gamma ray bursts, scientists now think that on average there is one gamma ray burst per day somewhere in
the Universe. However, recent developments in the study of gamma ray bursts indicates that the true number of these events may be 500 times larger. This means that we only see one out of every 500 gamma ray bursts.
3. Black Holes
A black hole is an object predicted by general relativity, with a gravitational field so powerful that even electromagnetic radiation (such as light) cannot escape its pull. Black holes are sometimes listed among the most serious potential threats to Earth and humanity.
Fortunately, any black hole with mass that is large enough to cause problems for Earth would be detected well in advance, possibly many years before its arrival, by its effect on outer planets orbits. In our current primitive state, If one were to occur in our galaxy it would be bye bye baybee! Let's hope it does not take an impending catastrophe for us to realize how powerful a species we could be if only we could unite our species and use the power of collective thought that would catapult us 10 fold on the evolutionary scale of existence.
4. Super Eruption Caldera Volcanos
Dig down 25 miles into the earth and there is an undergound world of flowing Magma seeking to burst out so hostile you can't even imagine. Several volcanoes around the world are capable of gigantic eruptions unlike anything witnessed in recorded history. Such eruptions would dwarf those of Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, Pinatubo
and anything else going back dozens of millennia. Super-eruptions are up to hundreds of times larger than these and happen about every 50,000 years or so.
Scientists theorize that as many as 20 near surface Caldera chambers, like in Yellowstone exsist and that explosions of this magnitude
happen about every 600,000 years at Yellowstone" and it's been about 620,000 since the last one.
5. Global Warming
Ok, not much to said here. If you're one of those with a mindset that more studies need to be done bla bla bla, you should exit this site and go to something more suitable for your
capacity of logical thought. Solving this critical problem along with global war and terrorism, racial and religious divide, poverty, sickness, hunger and over population is what the Church of Critical Thinking is really all about, and it's actually quite simple. All we need is each other.
6. Nuclear and Biological Weapons
Stupid Homo Sapiens, yes we are. I get many objection queries about the
reality of alien "extraterrestrial" life observing our planet in the form of, "Well, if they're out there watching us, why don't they just come say hi?". Obviously I have many logical answers, one of which is that we
very primitive humans have created enough "WMD's" to destroy all life as we know it hundreds of times over! Hey, it's no coincidence that wave after wave of sightings consisting of all size, shape and types of UFO's happend right after we discovered the power of the atom.
Let's see, out first Nuke tests were in New Mexico, 1945/46. Does Roswell 1947 ring a bell? Ken Arnold, the man responsible for creating the term "flying saucers" had his experience that very same year. I'm sure the word quickly spread through out the intergalactic community that the stupid humans inhabiting that small watery planet in the milky way are now playing with atomic toys and need to be kept an eye on, huh?
Isn't it time that the Homo Sapien tribe band together as citizens of earth and dismantle every type of WMD once and for all so we might have a fighting chance of being accepted into the cosmic universe?
7. Technological Rise of the Machines
Do you realize the capacity of the micro chip increases by the power of two squared every week! If you're a mathmatician, you know what kind of numbers we're talking about here. Make no mistake, if you think "The Terminator" or "2001 A Space Odyssey" scenarios are just science fiction, you'd be sadly mistaking. Our brains have the capacity of performing billions of data transfer calculations per second. We currently are at about 3000. If AI, which now kicks HI butt, tech goes unregulated, we better hope it never considers Mankind a threat. Hey, don't take my word for it! There's tons of data on the subject that might just freak you out. Check out our critical thinking tutorial, and put those skills to work! Do the research and cross referencing to draw your own conclusions.