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    Unhappy The end of things to come...

    Its inevitable...something very very bad is going to happen.

    I am not a pesimist by any means, but history has shown that all good things must come to an end.

    Apocalypse WOW!

    So, do you think Mankind has a chance to survice in this big bad galaxy...or even on samller scale...does mankind have a chance of even surviving on Planet earth for the long run?

    Whats the human race's chance of survival in the big piture for the long haul.

    I think we do have a chance, but things are going to have to change.

    Also, what is the way Mankind is likely to meet its end?

    Nuclear/Biological/Chemical warfare? Species suicide?

    Robot apocalypse? Hey, we are working on building machines that will be physicaly, mentaly, and in every way better then us...welcome to number 2 on the food chain...again, is this species suicide?

    Or how about he realy depressing stuff...things beyond our control.

    Yellowstone park and other super volcanos?

    Asterorids impacting?

    Or even better, aliens!!! Little green men doomsday.

    Or maybe it will get all old testiment on us. JC comes back, judgement day, fire and brimstone, satan, all that stuff...

    So, in these various senarios, which ones do you think the Human Race has a chance to survive or adapt to...or are we just doomed no matter how you look at it and our time in the Galaxy is fleeting and ever so brief.




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    "For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."
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    Your a little late. Y2K was 5 years ago
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    Gosh Samson - Are you feeling alright? Tinfoil hat getting a little tight??
    Just another reason to enjoy every day that we have on this mud ball in space!
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    In addition to being a topic about the destruction of our civilization and race...

    DONT PANIC!!!

    (Those of you who recognize this catch phrase and who are movie goers might see where this topic was inspired from)

    But it was also an experiment to see how different groups react to the topic at hand.

    I might post links to the other threads so you can compair, its kind of interesting. I have not decided if I want to do this yet, I may have more experiments to conduct...

    Oh, and not only was this inspired by the above, it is also one of the favorite topics of many of the people I work with.

    They are supremely paraniod and creative in their doomsday brainstorming...

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    -Adversity: That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

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    HUH - I feel used and dirty!
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    Talking Not In The Next 100 Years..........

    Look, whatever this is all about, forget it. We are not having the end of the world come anytime in the forseeable future. Why Not? Ask the Lady of the House. She will tell you very plainly that there is simply no time available to schedule such an event. The kids have homework, soccer games, Scout meetings, etc. She will have to get the housework done and get to the Hairdresser after that. The Bridge Club will be meeting on time as well. So, forget it. There just isn't time to do it.
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    All that and "Everybody Loves Raymond" ends tonight....

    Be safe y'all!
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    I wish it were that simple...

    We are too buisy to the world to end right now, try back later!!!



    A link to the Robot Apocalypse:

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html

    Yellowstone go boom...

    http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/

    Incoming Assteroid:

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...htm?list177527

    All fun stuff.
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    -Despair: Its always darkest before it goes Pitch Black.

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    Just keep chanting:

    42, 42, 42, 42...

    And hell yeah we're doomed, so lets go out with a party.
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    Originally posted by Ladder8
    All that and "Everybody Loves Raymond" ends tonight....

    That is the 8th seal of the apocalypse.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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    Question Huh??.....................

    Originally posted by Ladder8
    All that and "Everybody Loves Raymond" ends tonight....

    So who is Raymond? And why would anyone love him??? Must one of those stupid things from TV............
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    Please don't let Sc and The Nozz see this....................
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    The end will come not with a bang, but a wimper.

    Forget who said it, but with drivel like this, it is one step closer.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    I think the end will come in 2014.

    1994/5- Rangers win the Stanley Cup

    2004-Red Sox win the World Series.

    2014-If the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl, duck!

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    "This is the way the world ends.Not with a bang, but a whimper."

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    Originally posted by LEWTFL
    "This is the way the world ends.Not with a bang, but a whimper."

    T.S. Eliot
    Likely true.

    I subscribe to the robot apocalypse myself.

    The chain of events has been set in montion...there is no turning back.



    I for one welcome our new robot masters.

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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES


    Likely true.

    I subscribe to the robot apocalypse myself.

    The chain of events has been set in montion...there is no turning back.



    I for one welcome our new robot masters.

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    Please don't let Sc and The Nozz see this....................
    Umm...we're not the ones destroying whole nations, simply because we're paranoid they might "get us" with their invisible WMD.

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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES


    Likely true.

    I subscribe to the robot apocalypse myself.

    The chain of events has been set in montion...there is no turning back.



    I for one welcome our new robot masters.

    I subscribe to the Second coming of Jesus myself.

    The chain of events has been set in montion...there is no turning back.

    I for one welcome our Savior.

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    Originally posted by ThNozzleman

    Umm...we're not the ones destroying whole nations, simply because we're paranoid they might "get us" with their invisible WMD.
    HOLY CRAP, THEY HAVE STEALTH WMDs!!!!

    We need to increase Homeland security funding, specificaly for rural fire departments!



    Who is destroying nations anyway?

    Last I checked there was a hell of a lot of money going into building stuff...and we are paying the bill.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


    I subscribe to the Second coming of Jesus myself.

    The chain of events has been set in montion...there is no turning back.

    I for one welcome our Savior.
    Care to make a wadger on who gets here first?

    Jesus or the robots!?!?!?

    No sure when JC is supposed to come, there are a lot folks that claim they talk to him and that he will be here in 1988...er, make that 1993...er, make that Y2K....er, make that 2006....

    But in the robots case the people leading the Artificial Intelegence field are expecting the Robo Sapiens (true term) to be here around 2050 or even sooner by some estimations.

    Its Moores law.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4446285.stm

    ftp://download.intel.com/research/si...oorespaper.pdf

    And thats not even county quantum computers!

    http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~westside/quantum-intro.html

    Basicaly it is predicted that within this century that a single computer will have more "brain" (processing) power then the entire human race, every person that ever lived on earth, combined.

    Scary thought...
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    It surely does not matter who gets here first.

    And it certainly doesn't matter what date.

    "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
    37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
    38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;
    39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
    40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
    41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
    42 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
    43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
    44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    It surely does not matter who gets here first.

    And it certainly doesn't matter what date.


    I beg to differ in that it matters greatly who gets here first.

    If the robots (and the potential apocalypse associated with the issue for mankind) get here first there wont be any humans left to greet the Messiah when he returns.

    Think about it.
    -Brotherhood: I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
    -Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of you life is to serve as a warning to others.

    -Adversity: That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

    -Despair: Its always darkest before it goes Pitch Black.

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