Humans were almost extinct

Discussion in 'Science & History' started by redsoxocd, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. redsoxocd

    redsoxocd living on the border

    here's the full article:
    Dry spell almost killed off race - National - smh.com.au

    I found this to be really interesting. Just the thought that humans were almost extinct and that if it werent for some drastic change the world could've been inhabited by only animals.
     
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  2. Hanzo_Hattori

    Hanzo_Hattori For the Horde!

    Soo we're all brothers and sisters? o-O
     
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  3. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Or half-brothers or half-sisters, or one-millionth brothers or sisters or whatever....
     
  4. redsoxocd

    redsoxocd living on the border

    yeah, when i was in the 6th grade we had to watch a video about it. It kind of disgusted me at first. But then thinking about it, its like 1,000,000,000,000th brothers and sisters
     
  5. Rhodie_Anders

    Rhodie_Anders Registered Member

    That's really amazing. Just 2,000 of us were left living at one point, and now we boomed to several billion people. It was a very long time ago, but in geological time, it was only a fair amount of time ago. I find that quite interesting.
     
  6. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    Actually, only about 15 billion humans have walked the Earth.
     
  7. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Many species have come very close to extinction before, we were just able to bounce back unlike most others. Wasn't there a point where 99% of all life on Earth was wiped out?
     
  8. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member


    Extinction is cyclic. 70-99% of the species on the planet have ben wiped out about 5-6 times.

    They say right now we are currently in a new extinction phase.
     
  9. Jakey-D

    Jakey-D Registered Member

    That's scary!

    Do you think man will ever be made extinct again when you consider how quickly our technology is advancing? I'm pretty sure that before global warming or a giant asteroid or some sort of plague becomes threatening enough to wipe us out we will have come up with some way of surviving.

    I honestly believe that earth colonies on neighbouring planets are not totally unrealistic.
     
  10. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Colonizing and terraforming Mars is not unrealistic.

    Humanity will become extinct at some point in time I think that we will mostly die of a plague or disease.

    Mechanically engineered disease.
     

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