Will Global Disasters Render Earth Extinct

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    According to Stephen Hawking, it will and we should be getting out in order to survive as a species. From January,`10:


    It's time to abandon Earth, warned the world's most famous theoretical physicist.
    In an interview with website Big Think, Stephen Hawking warned that the long-term future of the planet is in outer space.

    "It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," he said.

    "I see great dangers for the human race," Hawking said. "There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question of touch and go. The Cuban missile crisis in 1963 was one of these. The frequency of such occasions is likely to increase in the future."

    "But I'm an optimist. If we can avoid disaster for the next two centuries, our species should be safe, as we spread into space," he said.

    "That said,......FOXNews.com - Abandon Earth or Face Extinction, Warns Stephen Hawking
     
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    I think Hawking is overrated.
     
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    Judging by the ways things are going.....:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I don't deny that the world will end. Mankind will then return to our creator.

    We all know that the Earth will eventually become uninhabitable, sooner or later. I kind of doubt that a man made disaster can actually wipe out the entire human population of the planet. But a super nova most certainly can.
     
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    I flipped through a Hawking book one time and came across his strange description of the universe: "It's dog shaped". Not round, not a spiral. Dog Shaped. Uh, ok.

    What's gonna' happen to the earth? George Carlin said it best:

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    "The earth is fine, the people are fucked!" :lol:
     
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    Stephen Hawking's awesome. And he's right. But all of that is going to come way far in the future, IF we're still around.
     

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