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Date: 09/02/07 02:12 AM

148 Responses to The World Without Us

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:19 am
    Link: The World Without Us - What would happen to the world if the humans left.
  2. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:14 am
    it would go back to being like its supposed to be...not all screwed up like it is now.
  3. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:19 am
    it`d be better if it were pictures, instead of text.

    :-)

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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
    216 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:19 am
    awesome the sun will expand as its is dying and engulf the inner planets of the solar system destroying everything in its wake... gawsh i love science but i like the double slit experiment better
  5. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:20 am
    neat, I guess if you want to live forever you should be in show business! (drum roll)! :P
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    trinah1 Female 18-29
    156 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:21 am
    Quite interesting..
  7. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Wait, if the world without us involves the earth been burnt to f*ck by the sun? Then if we never leave earth will last for ever!

    Eat it hippies!

  8. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:23 am
    ^Lol I hope you`re kidding because the Sun will eat up the earth anyway, and I doubt Humans would last that long as well.
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    oowusum Female 13-17
    160 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:26 am
    I didn`t expect that the Panama Canal would close. It`s also cool that a bronze sculpture would be recognizable after 10,200,000 years.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:28 am
    "
    it would go back to being like its supposed to be...not all screwed up like it is now."

    It would never go back, it would be torched by the sun before it could return completely.

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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:29 am
    At least Howard Stern will exist for all time. B-|
  12. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:35 am
    HELLS YEAH! We are going to die out and the aliens would still be trying to tell us to shut the f*ck up.

    NUH UH YOU ALIEN BASTARD, YOU`RE LISTENING TO OUR RADIO WAVES WHETHER YOU LIKES IT OR NOT, BITCH.

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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:40 am
    awesome.
    let the radio waves TRIUMPH! ftw! FS! (for sparta!!!)
  14. Profile photo of elway
    elway Male 18-29
    185 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:44 am
    this dude was on the daily show awhile back. funny how everyone says that if a nuclear war started, only roosterroaches would survive but they would die 2 :D
  15. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:49 am
    Saw this, or at least something extremely similar to it, a long time ago.
  16. Profile photo of Zeofar
    Zeofar Male 13-17
    150 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Me as well, I almost called this a repost. This one is kinda better though.
  17. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:05 am
    cockcockcockroaches. lolll.

    Okay, anyways.. I`ve seen something like this before, I thought it may have been a repost..maybe I saw it somewhere else, though. The bronze sculpture thing was cool. And the radio waves. :D

  18. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:05 am
    ohh it doesnt work. roosterroaches.
  19. Profile photo of M3ntal1313
    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    448 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:08 am
    Trippy
  20. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2007 at 3:15 am
    They didn`t seem to think that another form of intelligent life might evolve in our absence in the next several billion years, discover our fossils, and resurrect us using amber encapsulated DNA to make us into theme park attractions and populate zoos.
  21. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:27 am
    seems to be a repost but in a different format.
  22. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 3:46 am
    yeah I remember something like this from a while back

    pretty neat

  23. Profile photo of MadeInUSSR
    MadeInUSSR Male 18-29
    251 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:05 am
    at least all the roosterroeaches would die...
  24. Profile photo of Tymberwulf
    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
    99 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:13 am
    Without humans earth would go back to the way it was suppose to be. BS! Earth is the way it is suppose to be, we are on the top of the food chain, so we make the frigging rules. I`m sick and tired of people who talk about what we are doing to the other animals and what not, to them I have two things to say:

    1. If they were meant to be our equals they would have the same ability to create/use tools just like humans.

    2. If we were meant to kill them, then why do they taste so damn good?

    And on a final note, all you folks about to get your panties in a bunch, I`m not listening. :)

  25. Profile photo of jackass681
    jackass681 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:20 am
    you make two damn good points tymberwulf.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:21 am
    i like how at 4.5 billion years..nuclear waste reachers HALF of its life. lol ...and why are we creating more of this stuff?

    Very interesting to think of how earth would be without us. But then, what does it matter? It accomplishes about as much as thinking about Jupiter, without us...not very much.

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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:23 am
    But...I like living.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:36 am
    *sniff

    No one seems to care about the head-and-body lice that would become extinct...EXTINCT I TELL YOU...if humans ceased to exists.

    Head-and-body lice have rights! The exact same rights as you or I have. We owe them our existence for their existence.

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    cryndigo Female 30-39
    143 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:14 am
    There are at least four lies on that page.
  30. Profile photo of PoonHat
    PoonHat Male 18-29
    194 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:37 am
    I`m just going to assume it`ll be a world wide chernobyl.
  31. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 7:22 am
    Tymberwolf:
    2. If we were meant to kill them, then why do they taste so damn good?
    _________________________________________________

    I think you mean "if we weren`t meant to kill them" because at it`s current state you stated a positive against your own opinion.

  32. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 7:28 am
    somehow i doubt that buildings would be crumbling after 1 week. Plus, nobody calls the English Channel Tunnel the "Chunnel". WTF?
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 7:49 am
    Oh, for a minute there I thaught it was the world without US. A rather nice thaught anyways...
  34. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 8:43 am
    chuck norris would still be alive after "forever" =]
  35. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3281 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:01 am
    Let`s see, we can leave the planet, and all sorts of great stuff like near extinct animals coming back will happen. But the planet will still heat up and then be destroyed by the Sun.

    Or, we can stick around, some good stuff won`t happen, but the planet will still heat up and then be destroyed by the Sun.

    Same result in the end either way, right?

    I`ll choose to stick around.

  36. Profile photo of Sporks
    Sporks Female 13-17
    94 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:06 am
    This is pretty neat. :]
  37. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 9:09 am
    this is "Half-Repost" another siter like this one has been posted some time ago!
  38. Profile photo of Factoid
    Factoid Male 18-29
    148 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:12 am
    Because I can rape and kill Tymberwolf`s mother, I guess it`s ok for me to do it?
  39. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:13 am
    awfull nearly half of those are wrong, plus "chunnel" wtf! and 10 million years for bronze statues no way. they corrode far FAR quicker than that!
  40. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:25 am
    why cant we put all the nuclear poo and all the other poo that takes ages to decay and send it off to the sun or something?

    why dont we do it now? why barry why :(

  41. Profile photo of narutoandrew
    narutoandrew Male 18-29
    35 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:47 am
    necros, i think they are putting some anti corrosive stuff and thats what the person who made this was thinking about.

    ^^ not sure about you thou.

  42. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:48 am
    So it`d be better off without us? Okay... Yeah but I wanna live.
  43. Profile photo of bobertosmith
    bobertosmith Male 18-29
    68 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:50 am
    The world would return to the way it should be. Humans were an evolutionary mistake that were doomed to end themselves and the planet.
  44. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:53 am
    So the end justifies the means, Rick_S?
  45. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:01 am
    my penis justifies your mum
  46. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:02 am
    powned
  47. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:21 am
    Thats cool =)
  48. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:53 am
    YEAH!!!

    ^lmao @ `King Ducky`

  49. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:21 am
    yeah, but by the time the Sun melts the Earth we will be out destroying other planets for a long time going.
    =)
  50. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 11:39 am
    good points tymberwulf, but i still think you should die in a hole filled with smelly socks
  51. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 11:52 am
    Tymberwulf is absolutely right. We`re the bosses, we make the rules. This IS earth how it`s supposed to be at this period of time.
  52. Profile photo of kittenpants
    kittenpants Female 30-39
    124 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 11:56 am
    this page has pictures from the book, cool

  53. Profile photo of USArmy3
    USArmy3 Male 18-29
    180 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    *yawn* all this poo would happen after nuclear war or something... and I don`t plan on living that long anyways... Nice try Scientists, but you need to go fish.
  54. Profile photo of USArmy3
    USArmy3 Male 18-29
    180 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    darn... censorship is a b*t*h
  55. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    go radio signals.

    I think its time to take over mars.

  56. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
    67 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 12:28 pm
    "Plus, nobody calls the English Channel Tunnel the "Chunnel". WTF?"

    Yes. Some (not many or all) people have combined the words "channel" and "tunnel", thus forming "chunnel" and using it as a name for the Channel Tunnel.

    The guy didn`t make it up.

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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 12:56 pm
    Repost!
  58. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    Also, I don`t get those of you who say "The world would be how it`s supposed to be, if we weren`t here." It`s not like the human species staged a coup and overthrew the basic order of the planet. This planet has been around for a very freaking long time (everyone knows this, but I don`t think everyone really can fathom just how much history passed before humans even began to exist), and it will be around long after this stage in earth`s development has passed. Humans are meant to be the driving force on this planet right now. Like everything else, though, this "reign of humans" will come and go, and another life form will take over once our time is through.
  59. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 1:11 pm
    @ sulu: you`re comment started to flirt with the obviouse but then veers away at the last second into a head-on collision with the idiot mobile carrying a full load of dumbass.
  60. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    so all we have left is radiowaves? thats depressing to thin of all the sh*t thats on the radio right now. i would rather aliens didnt know about "a bay bay"
  61. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    YAY!
  62. Profile photo of Lord_Savior
    Lord_Savior Male 18-29
    177 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    I-A-B is getting taken over by 13 year olds who dont know how to compose a solid thought via typing, OH NOES! :O
  63. Profile photo of cambriaseyes
    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    It`s strange to think how radio and TV broadcasts will outlive us all.
  64. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    I think images would make it better and more understandable.
  65. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    the world is fu*ked with us and the world is fu*ked without us

    the world sucks balls

  66. Profile photo of goldthorn
    goldthorn Female 13-17
    194 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    It would be more interesting with pictures.
    How did they figure all of this out?
  67. Profile photo of erinmmathis
    erinmmathis Female 18-29
    36 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    Oh, for a minute there I thaught it was the world without US. A rather nice thaught anyways...

    drat you dude.

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    kayli-beck Female 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:25 pm
    eek. scary.
  69. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    It`s good to know that our educational system has made this many people have to rely upon pictures to understand theories of planetary decay . . .
  70. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    it`s mother nature trying to fix the crap we put her planet through,

    giving up,

    using the sun to burn the planet

    and starting fresh somewhere else.

    mother nature is smart. i would just say `screw it` and move to a different solar system too.

  71. Profile photo of Yaas
    Yaas Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    I think they underestimate how long buildings will survive, that was kind of rediculous, only 300 years for the bridges?? O`Rly? What about the bridges that are a thousand years old or more and still exist?
  72. Profile photo of Queen_Jay
    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
    241 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    Some people are idiots...
    THE WORLD WOULD RETURN TO HOW ITS SUPPOSE TO BE!
  73. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    How did roosterroaches come about in the first place, if they couldn`t live without us?
  74. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    ^

    Ok you guys really are morons of the highest type. I`m not a hippie (even though they aren`t so bad) but really you guys are just being ignorant

    1. It was shown that Monkeys have been able to invent tools that help them survive in the wild.

    2. It`s programed into your brain to eat fatty food, of course that doesn`t mean eating veggies doesn`t taste good (if cooked properly) but you`re probably the guy who only eats veggies if it`s covered in cheese right?

    On a Final note you guys are both dumb asses and the faster you die the easier we can all get on with our lives.

  75. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    I don`t eat vegetables as a rule. It`s grass, ffs. Maybe elaborate grass, but grass nonetheless.

    That sh*t is for walking on, probably whilst caught up in the chase of something made of meat.

  76. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    ^And so again idiocy is at it`s finest Bet you don`t eat fruit too huh? They`re fermented trees and poo, well I hope you get scurvy.
  77. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    Tymberwulf has a point, we`re the top of the food chain...

    also, about the guy raping the mother, the mother wouldn`t like it, being raped and killing an animal painlessly are two different things. besides, humans NEED the food to survive, his mother does not need to be raped to live. stupid

  78. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    wow sulu has something against some people...
  79. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    I hope you get raped. Seriously, why do people feel the need to throw out retarded statements like these?

    "I HOPES YOU GETS THE SCURVY SIR, THATS HOW MUCH I DISLIKES YOU COMMENTS!"

    F*ck you.

  80. Profile photo of realblender
    realblender Male 18-29
    536 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    I hope you get raped. Seriously, why do people feel the need to throw out retarded statements like these?

    "I HOPES YOU GETS THE SCURVY SIR, THATS HOW MUCH I DISLIKES YOU COMMENTS!"


    seriously :|

  81. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    You can try to insult me all you want. But the fact that you`re a prick and really can`t defend yourself without cursing is just sad.

    sometimes I wonder is the older generation really suppose to be a role model to the younger or just really old guys won`t don`t give a sh*t about anything other than themselves.

  82. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    I`m trying to point out just because we`re on top of the world now doesn`t give us the right to abuse it.
  83. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    The cursing was just a bonus, the main course was where I made you look and feel stupid.

    Sometimes I wonder about this younger generation and blah blah blah etc...

  84. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    How are you better than a mouthpiece if all you ever do is talk and never listen?
  85. Profile photo of KamakaziSi
    KamakaziSi Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    lol u do realise this is all a theroy they have no proof that this would happen, and if you think about it its completely rubbish cause things would evolve to tkae our palce and what if another ectinction happens and the sun only has about 2 billion years left so it wont last that long anyway
  86. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    Not much. I guess thats a benefit of twisting things around in your head. Watch:

    How are you better than a serial killer if all you ever do is wish death and pain on people and never say anything positive?

    BAMM, YOU`RE THE BAD GUY!

  87. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    ^
    You need to learn what a "theory" means, but the longer shot predictions are pretty flimsy on it`s own though.
  88. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    There`s a fine line between those who do and those who wish to do.
  89. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    What`s the point you`re trying to make Hylian that I`m some kinda evil hippie?
  90. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    Oh that makes everything better. Thank you for putting everything into perspective for me, o wise one!
  91. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    And yes. Let`s fast-forward.

    You`re still gay. Man I`m glad we skipped that argument.

  92. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    Mocking me doesn`t help you dodge the question. What are you trying to prove?
  93. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    Well it seems that we`ve come down to the sexual preference throwing.

    *sigh*.....

  94. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    That you are a douche, most likely.

    I`m kinda confused about it myself, but I do know that you are a douche.

    Make of it what you will.

  95. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    I think I`ll make it a habit not to deal with the afflicted.
  96. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    Have fun with that. It`s a great time waster, to be honest. Look at how much time I`ve wasted here!
  97. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    @ sulu: Suck it you hippie humans kick natures ass we deserve to do what ever then f*ck we want to the earth. Hey, and read my comment towards you on page three.
  98. Profile photo of KamakaziSi
    KamakaziSi Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    lmao sulu i do know what a theory is
  99. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    ^ Point taken

    So many people think Theory is some kinda out of the blue guess and it`s not, thanks for clearing that up.

    As for Neon carrot When your grand kids ask you what the hell are trees? you`ll feel bad.

  100. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    No, I`m sure he`ll just point to one and say, "That`s a tree !". (Punctuation PARTY!)
  101. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    Would anyone who believes the planet would be "better" without humans PLEASE kill themselves?

    No? Then shut up, you gaia loving eco freaks. Earth is a resource. It is not a god damned nature preserve.

    I believe in conservation for OUR sake, not for the Earth`s sake.

  102. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 7:02 pm
    As far as I`m concerned, humans have control of precious little when looking at the grand scheme of things. Taking an Astronomy class will force one to realize this.

    Though humans are intelligent, relative few of them truly appreciate the fact that Earth is a closed system and that simply because humans are capable of screwing over Nature isn`t justification for doing so or is indeed at all wise.

    I like my planet and I like all kinds of animals. A world full of just cows, pigs, chickens and sheep would be a rather dull world, don`t you agree?

  103. Profile photo of Cashcleaner
    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 7:13 pm
    The page fails to mention that without human intervention, wildfires from volcanic activity or lightning strikes could severely affect the world`s climate and surface composition.
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    chickensmoo Female 13-17
    386 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 8:07 pm
    i saw this on the daily show. really interesting anyway. stewart was trying to figure out if there was any good way the humans impacted the earth, so that when we left we would be missed. the author could only come up with all the head and body lice becoming extinct. wonderful.

    but he was very happy to know that his show would be sending out waves forever lol

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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 8:41 pm
    I misread the title and thought what the world would be like without united states.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    "The page fails to mention that without human intervention, wildfires from volcanic activity or lightning strikes could severely affect the world`s climate and surface composition."

    1. Are you suggesting this has never happened in the whole of Earth`s history prior to the appearance of man a mere two million years ago?

    2. Are you suggesting this is necessarily bad? It`s nature, pure and simple. Categorizing negative or positive outcomes to the processes of nature is a human trait; nature doesn`t care either way.

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    Medici Male 30-39
    26 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    They missed the second coming of Jesus at 2015.
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    imnotfamous Male 13-17
    68 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    I saw this in Time magazine. Or was it some other magazine my dad had?... Oh well, I saw it in some magazine somewhere.
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    "Though humans are intelligent, relative few of them truly appreciate the fact that Earth is a closed system and that simply because humans are capable of screwing over Nature isn`t justification for doing so or is indeed at all wise."

    Finally..someone sane -__-

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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:49 pm
    On the fire thing, I was under the impression that the general human response to wildfire was `Let it burn, guys.`

    I know there are a few circumstances in which we intervene, like it`s an imminent threat to human life, but don`t we mostly just let it go?

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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    Alot of this is speculation.. which makes it pretty worthless.
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    babidee Female 18-29
    192 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:10 pm
    omg anybody notice that most of page 4 is pointless? anyway ya just because we are highest beings on earth doesn`t give us the right to abuse it! does an adult have the right to abuse a child? No, and for all of those sayingwe have a "right" to do whatever we want...w/e just w/e
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    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    wow...
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    rabbeseking Male 13-17
    152 posts
    September 2, 2007 at 10:49 pm
    YAY A page full of Sulu and HylianNinja arguing childishly, that is the true marvel of this post.
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    dementor440 Male 13-17
    62 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:11 am
    if we lived on the earth that long, before 500,000 years, pollutions levels would be so insanley high, that no life could live, earth will just compleatly be destroyed by humans. aliens and robots wont destroy all humans, we will. oh and hippies? they are not helping, they just need to take a bath, or i will soak them with soapy water }-)
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    pianoman1462 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2007 at 12:34 am
    that was highly depressing.
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    KamakaziSi Male 13-17
    14 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 2:47 am
    where would all the humans go in this idea? cause if theay all just die then wouldnt all the 6 billion bodies prove a mild problem?
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 2:56 am
    @ sulu: if my grand kids ever ask what we did with all the trees i`ll say "damnit hippies got to you first, hey kids you should go play splatter our brains against the side of the house with my gun, i`ll help."

    f*ck you hippie.

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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 3:10 am
    Oo help help I`m being repressed!

    F*cking Nazi.

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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 3:24 am
    Wow...Just makes me think.
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    ChickenMan Male 13-17
    250 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 4:27 am
    Heh. The radioactive thing is not true--plants have failsafes, if there was nothing monitoring them anymore, they would simply shut down.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Overmann: After reading most of the commentary on IAB (specifically within these pages), are you quite sure you want to call humans "intelligent?"

    Medici: "They missed the second coming of Jesus at 2015."
    HAH!! The Lord, our Saviour, returns in full glory but nobody`s around to see it!! How much would THAT suck?? :-D

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    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 10:09 am
    "After reading most of the commentary on IAB (specifically within these pages), are you quite sure you want to call humans `intelligent?`"

    I am. Based on my definition of intelligence there are no conflicts, although agreeably the term can seem misleading. It also helps to generalize... heh.

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    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:00 am
    "Oh, for a minute there I thaught it was the world without US. A rather nice thaught anyways..."

    Yes, what would the world be like without the U.S for you to never shut up about :)

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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:21 am
    I hate all the people that think they`re so damn noble by saying humans have destroyed Earth as if they actually care.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:43 am
    @ sulu: Talking to you is like being bukakked with stupid.
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    ilivethere Male 18-29
    7 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    The world would be better off without us yes but we are animals made to adapt and survive in our enviorments our main tool is not our keen sense lie animals so we use our brains we use things around us to survive since we are smart enough to actually use them so we are actually not evolutinary mistakes just using our brains potential like plants usiong their ability to create their own food oh and btw i live there
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    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    if there were no humans dolphins would eventually become the superior species and start to pollute the wold dolphin style
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    pippidy Male 13-17
    39 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    a called this a repost when i first saw it but then i realized it wasnt in a google picture format, also it would be better with pictures and finaly


    WOO HOOOO TAKE THAT YOU ALIANS YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO OUR RADIO HAH HAH!!!

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    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    haha

    yes!

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    doomyman Male 18-29
    98 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    this is making me afraid of everything btw it would be interesting to carve your initials under a rock and see how long it would last after humans leave
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    doomyman Male 18-29
    98 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 5:10 pm
    seriously how will you get pictures of a world without humans
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    spotted_girl Female 13-17
    182 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    I liked this, especially the last one, about how our tv signals and radio signals would keep going on forever...
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    alaman1112 Male 13-17
    43 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    Well, the sun`s gonna take a horrible vengance upon us. Better start the evacuation of earth to pluto!
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    standemon Male 18-29
    13 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 9:46 pm
    "seriously how will you get pictures of a world without humans"

    I figure they could use some art work of some sort. You know, an artist`s rendition? (I hope I spelled that right)

    As for sulu...kid...This is the internet. Arguing on it is as retarded as it gets. Let it go. All those involved in it are just hiding behind their computer monitors....including yourself. Grow up, go out and do something, for god`s sake, get a life.

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    videogamebum Male 13-17
    27 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 11:33 pm
    The book isn`t at good as it seems
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    Orkray Male 13-17
    85 posts
    September 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    this dude was on the daily show awhile back. funny how everyone says that if a nuclear war started, only roosterroaches would survive but they would die 2 :D

    not from a nuclear war they wouldn`t, they`d be killed by the winter that followed probably.

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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    September 5, 2007 at 4:57 am
    Actually Overmann, uncontrolled wildfires have happened before in the past.

    In fact, it is believed by many that the fires that occured as a direct result of the asteriod impact that killed off the dinosaurs contributed more to their dimise than the impact trauma itself.

    Like you say, however, at the end of the day, nature is a culmination of productive AND destructive events. But let`s all understand that the implications of the article was that humans and the by-products of our society is inherrently harmful to the Earth.

    I happen to believe that`s not neccesarily true, but it`s the sentiment I got from the article, at least.

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    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    September 5, 2007 at 8:24 am
    "Actually Overmann, uncontrolled wildfires have happened before in the past."

    Don`t say `actually` when you agree with me.

    "...nature is a culmination of productive AND destructive events."

    Nature is not a culmination of productive and destructive events. Like I said, categorizing nature`s processes as negative or positive is a strictly human trait. Nature just *is*.

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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    September 5, 2007 at 8:37 am
    cool tbh
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    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    September 6, 2007 at 5:33 pm
    ooo makes me want to know what happens after that.
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    pikkutiikeri Female 18-29
    65 posts
    September 7, 2007 at 12:58 pm
    That was pretty cool... It`s nice to think the earth might not be screwed forever after all, that it might still have a chance if we all just dropped dead right now. :) But it`s sad to think how much plastic and radioactive waste and other crap we`d leave behind that would just stay and stay and not go away.
  143. Profile photo of pikkutiikeri
    pikkutiikeri Female 18-29
    65 posts
    September 7, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    Oh and I don`t think humans and the by-products of our society are inherrently harmful to the Earth. Mostly they are, but that is our own choice. It is completely possible to live in peace with nature, most people just don`t choose to do so.
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    yazhi Male 13-17
    1 post
    September 9, 2007 at 12:29 am
    it is really awesomehttp://www.youthink.com/art/smile...
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    kirby218 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    September 9, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    Ah. The wonders of guesswork and jumping to conclusions...
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    ballin462 Male 13-17
    61 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    -NeonCarrot-
    Male, 13-17, Canada
    1270 Posts Monday, September 03, 2007 11:43:06 AM
    @ sulu: Talking to you is like being bukakked with stupid.


    lmao!

    in my point of view, sulu made a death wish to all humans, switched his words around when hylian attacked him for it. sulu kinda had a point when he said humans being on top means nothing. my friend noah always goes on rants how people should die, that doesn`t make him a hippie, thats the complete opposite.

    neon carrot i agree with you on the whole issue, except for the hatred of hippies. i kinda advocate hippie "nonsense".

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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    September 16, 2007 at 3:11 am
    hippie is just a derogatory term towards earth huggin` hip- ... oh well he`s a hippie through and through.
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    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    What... What about zombies?

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