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Scientific Doomsday: Ways the World Could Actually End

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by qubit, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Any one of these could happen on December 21st! :laugh:

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    Supervolcano

    Asteroid Accident

    Comet Collision

    Algal Apocalypse

    Killer Contagion

    Suicidal Supernova

    Orbital Obliteration (my favourite)

    Solar Slaughter

    Read about all these lovelies at wired.com!
     
  2. NinkobEi

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    My favorite one is the Algal Apocalypse because its so preposterous and I hadnt heard it before.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    It didn't list the most likely candidate, at least from the perspective of the Mayans: cosmic radition originating from the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*.
     
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    go calculate the odds of these things happening and you'll see it's bs.

    aliens invading our planet is more likely than most of those
     
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    erocker Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Destruction by its inhabitants seems more likely.
     
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    A.I. ah-oh i think it was eavesdropping....
     
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    I'm not worried. Duke will save us.
     
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    wheres the nukes?
     
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    We'll probably cock-up some GM crop, or over-pesticide so we get toxin resistant antlions, or a DNA'd insect breeds like crazy, which will havok our food chain. And we'll finally regret each small-step that seemed OK at the time but collectively destabilizes our ecology beyond a critical point where it goes pear shaped very quickly. Save the bees! Bury tins of baked beans in strategic locations!
     
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    Suicidal supernova? That's like saying "This type of explosive explodes!"
     

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