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View Poll Results: How will the Apocalypse happen?
Comet/Asteroid/meteor 9 10.11%
Robots take over the world 2 2.25%
Global pandemic 11 12.36%
Supervolcanoes 7 7.87%
Nuclear annihilation 10 11.24%
Whatever the Mayans said 10 11.24%
Alien Takeover 3 3.37%
Apocalypse (X-Men villain) 7 7.87%
Man-bear-pig? 22 24.72%
It's never gonna happen stupid 8 8.99%
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Well the Mayans predicted it and they know their ****.
the issue tears me, since the mayas are one of my favourite societies in history, but I really can't get behind the idea that the world is just going to end for no obvious reason.

Damn you mayans, damn you and your brilliance.
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Yeah, if I was being serious, my answer would be overpopulation.
That's why you know that eventually humans will spread across the universe. There will be people in our generation that try to change the world, the carnage of that event will tamper any concerns over over-population as the conflict will drive us further. As long as science doesn't get too bogged down in bureaucracy we'll keep spreading and expanding.
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The world is going to end in 2012. Better fulfill your life before then.
You know...that didn't sound that bad. Not bad enough to end the whole world.
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The best way for the world to end would be by a Apocalyptic Alien Mayan Man bear pig with Aids and a megaman blaster that shoots nukes and jumps out of a volcano!!! FTW
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_L...adron_Collider

If not that then supervolcanoes.
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I voted manbearpig. It's inevitable.
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Where is the Odyssey 5 style end option?
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Nanobots dude...nanobots
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self-created futuristic black hole death sounds so much more appealing then getting our ass handed to us by the universe.

It really does.
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I said global pandemic.

*cough
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If I could pick, I'd go with our sun dying. How cool would it be to have a nebula or red giant as our light source?

However if we did create a black hole, that **** would be awesome. I love the idea of dying in absolute chaos.
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Black Holes suck...**** event horizons
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Just to make myself feel old, I remember seeing that movie when it first came out. It was at a drive in movie theater.
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**** that, CJ, this is a better black hole-inspired movie:

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If I had to bet money, I'd say it's only a matter of time before this kills a sizeable chunk of us...

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the flu? I think an epidemic would be unlikely but not out of the question... more likely a genetically bottle-necking event in which the species is stronger as a result.
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If a particularly strong species comes around and antivirals don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.

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If a particularly strong species comes around and antibiotics don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.
if there was a pandemic that killed as many as you think, yes, the gene pool would improve because those who have evolved enough that they are more immune than others will only (albeit slowly) improve the overall immunity of our species. Think about it this way, there are actually people in Africa immune to the HIV. How insane is that?
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If a particularly strong species comes around and antibiotics don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.
You and your 'science'. pfft, get this nonsense out of here!

It's a shame that more people don't realize the real threat of the manbearpig. Even gingers (as Tackle said) may pose a larger risk than this flu you speak of.
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This assumes that ManBearPig isn't actually the name of a virus that Al Gore is secretly developing to spite the world.

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if there was a pandemic that killed as many as you think, yes, the gene pool would improve because those who have evolved enough that they are more immune than others will only (albeit slowly) improve the overall immunity of our species.
Immunity to one strain of one virus is just that. If the virus kills everyone is can survive in, the virus is dead from that point on anyway. If a very similar strain shows up that's just as powerful, sure those people would be in better shape, but strains aren't normally that closely related and only one thing would have to mutate for that immunity to change.

Immunity isn't some broad-spectrum thing that sizes up the "strength" of a person's resistance to "disease". It's a highly particular thing that only applies to one strain of billions.
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