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Is our time on earth coming to a close?

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    Posted by jazzydramaqueen (U11832838) on ,

    does anyone ever wonder:

    "could all the natural disasters and problems in the world be a sign of some sort?"

    i'm thinking, what if all these world problems like deadly weather, cancer and genetic defaults are the doings of someone up there telling us that our time on earth is up?

    what if - if you believe we were created by inteligent design - that whoever designed humans made a mistake? after all, we are destroying our own planet, all it's other inhabitants and even eachother!

    perhaps, as grim as this may seem, someone up there is trying to start again and make something better.

    humans have only been on this earth one second in comparison to how old it is and already we're mucking everything up!

    maybe, this inteligent designer is trying to start again without completely wiping everything out like the way the dinosaurs went. after the dinosaurs did go, it took thousands of years for simple beings to rise again.

    now, if you're reading this, i thankyou for your patience. i just felt like i had to write down this theory of mine. nothing more.

    please reply with your thoughts, supporting or contradicting, i dont mind!

    miss j.b.

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    Posted by kerrythekiwi (U7585944) on ,

    'maybe, this inteligent designer is trying to start again without completely wiping everything out like the way the dinosaurs went. after the dinosaurs did go, it took thousands of years for simple beings to rise again.'

    Not true. There were many simple being when the dinosaurs fell. Birds, for example. Mammals began to thrive after the dinosaurs died because they became the predominant predators. they hid behind the dinosaurs' shadows. When dinosaurs died, there were still living beings. This is a false claim you are making.

    And why must God be intelligent? Maybe, as Bobby Henderson reckons with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, God was actually stupid and didn't think things through. If we've managed to fail so spectacularly already, doesn't God seem a bit ridiculous?

    I think humans have definately worked themselves into an early extinction, because we're stupid, selfish and vain. But our time was going to end as soon as we first came into being - because everything must end. No matter what, humans, and all other creatures, have to come to and end. And extinction will come. I doubt that it is THAT close, but in regarding time, it can be interpreted as very clsoe indeed.

    Global warming will increase natural disastor rates, I think, but I don't think it will destroy EVERYTHING until a long, long time has passed. After we've used up what's left of the oil and whatnot... :S

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    Posted by Henny (Host) (U11824583) on ,

    Intelligent design is a really interesting topic. The idea that God created the world and everything in it - rather than creatures evolving slowing over time - is something humans have been debating for a long time.

    You can find out loads more about creationism and intelligent design on the BBC Religion and Ethics pages here:
    www.bbc.co.uk/religi...

    What does everyone else think? Do you think that there's an almighty being out there with the power to destroy humanity, or is humanity destroying itself?

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    Posted by U11930092 (U11930092) on ,

    "could all the natural disasters and problems in the world be a sign of some sort?"

    Well, since natural disasters, diseases, etc have been going on for as long as the world has existed, I think it's unlikely that they are a sign of the end.

    I believe that the world will end in billions of years time, when the sun expands and incinerates the planet. The human race will probably have killed itself off long before then and probably made the planet uninhabitable.

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    Posted by O0oFISHY~MERMAIDo0O (U2792674) on ,

    "I think humans have definately worked themselves into an early extinction, because we're stupid, selfish and vain.

    I think the problem is, humans are TOO intelligent. There has been no other being that has changed the face of the planet as we have.

    But what we have to remember is that we haven't completely changed it for the worst.

    What about the beautiful buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower, the amazing cultures with great traditions, the meaningful relationships that humans can build with each other, through the ability of speech?

    The Human Race is a great one. But things that are great will affect things in a great way. It's inevitable. At least now we've realised what we're actually doing with global warming etc.

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    Posted by kerrythekiwi (U7585944) on ,

    'What about the beautiful buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower'

    human aesthetics will mean nothing when humans are extinct, fishy mermaid. When humans are gone, what will we leave? Endless trails of rubble and granite - impossible for animals to thrive upon for perhaps thousands of years. What's the point of it all?

    And personally, I find the Eiffel Tower rather ugly.

    'the amazing cultures with great traditions'

    What about the self-righteous cultures with terrible traditions of murder and pillaging? And the religions that inevitably come with it?

    'the meaningful relationships that humans can build with each other, through the ability of speech?'

    What about the hurt humans can spread with a single well-placed word?

    'The Human Race is a great one'

    Oh really? What other race mass-murders on such a grand scale (but granted, it IS to eat, though we are probably the only race that deigns to waste food), starts wars that wipe out thousands, steals so much territory from other animals and makes it uninhabitable for them after we die? None but the human race, because we're selfish enough to believe we deserve it. :/

    'At least now we've realised what we're actually doing with global warming etc.'

    That just proves my 'we're dumb' argument. Why did it take us so long to realise you can't take things without consequence? (Not that I'm any better. I KNOW I'm stupid, as a human)

    I'm very pessimistic about the human race, as you can well see. :)

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    Posted by blackmushroom (U8615596) on ,

    kerrythekiwi

    okay so we:

    "starts wars that wipe out thousands"

    well, animals dont really have the power the start a war to kill thousands, but you get wolves hunting in packs fighting other packs just like we used to do. chances are, when we all die, some other animal like the dog will become more intelligent, form their own cities and do exactly what we have done and will do.

    steals so much territory from other animals

    lions, bears, dogs. they all protect their terratory just like we do.

    "and makes it uninhabitable for them after we die?"

    pidgeons will be fine.

    even if we were to leave the planet the why it was before we came, who whould then be around to admire its beauty? chickens dont stop to check out nice views. eventually some other animal would come along and trash it anyway.

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    Posted by kerrythekiwi (U7585944) on ,

    blackmushroom

    'well, animals dont really have the power the start a war to kill thousands, but you get wolves hunting in packs fighting other packs just like we used to do. chances are, when we all die, some other animal like the dog will become more intelligent, form their own cities and do exactly what we have done and will do.'

    Over thousands of years, perhaps. But I seriously doubt that. I don't know what chances you're looking at, but the chances of the development of a superior intelligence to our scale is so unlikely it's barely worth mentioning.

    So, are you saying that as we have the power, we might as well use it to commit these atrocities? And that if another species had the power, it would go about taking over in this same way?

    'lions, bears, dogs. they all protect their terratory just like we do.'

    Certainly. However, they allow other creatures to live among them (I'm not overlooking the fact that this is mainly for feeding purposes). We humans build houses which are virtually inaccessible to other creatures, and will be usueless to them in the future.

    '"and makes it uninhabitable for them after we die?"

    pidgeons will be fine.'

    This version of argument is hardly worth bothering with. How can you say this is all fine because PIDGEONS will be fine? I am talking about that we have roads, have scarred the world with quarries and dumps, and have basically paved over the majority of this country. How can a creature survive on that? Nothing will grow from it for years. I highly doubt any other creature would ever leave such destruction of our very own planet in such a way.

    'even if we were to leave the planet the why it was before we came, who whould then be around to admire its beauty? chickens dont stop to check out nice views. eventually some other animal would come along and trash it anyway. '

    I find it embarrassing that you think the planet the way it was before us was simply for beauty purposes. What about that trees were for homes, for food? Land grew flowers and crops for animals to eat. have you completely overlooked this basic fact?

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    Posted by Derridia (U10745411) on ,

    To my mind, the existence of natural disasters tells us one of many different things about an intelligent designer:

    - The designer is inept, and doesn't know how to clear up His messes.

    - The designer is malevolent/evil, and creates natural disasters for His own amusement.

    - The designer is nonexistent, and so couldn't intervene anyway.

    - The designer is mysterious, and causes natural disasters for reasons we cannot fathom, making it hard to know His intentions for us and the world.

    Jazzydramaqueen's designer sounds like an inept one.

    Have I missed any possibilities out? Which possibility would you favor?

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    Posted by deity_slayer (U10641887) on ,

    "i'm thinking, what if all these world problems like deadly weather, cancer and genetic defaults are the doings of someone up there telling us that our time on earth is up?"

    Probably not. Deadly weather, cancer and genetic defaults have been around ever since life began. So have natural disasters, global warming, epidemics of deadly diseases and just about any problem you can think of.

    "what if - if you believe we were created by inteligent design - that whoever designed humans made a mistake?"

    That can't be right. Theists would say that God can't possibly make mistakes, and atheists would say that God doesn't exist at all.

    "humans have only been on this earth one second in comparison to how old it is and already we're mucking everything up!"

    That's because we're too smart for our own good. But not to worry, once we've ruined this planet all we have to do is find another, leaving all the other animals to try and fix our mistakes.

    "maybe, this inteligent designer is trying to start again without completely wiping everything out like the way the dinosaurs went. after the dinosaurs did go, it took thousands of years for simple beings to rise again."

    A few thousand years isn't very long on the geological timeline. If life had been wiped out completely there probably wouldn't be simple beings even today. As it was, there were plenty of small mammals and reptiles which managed to hide underground waiting for the dust cloud to settle.

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    Posted by Urban-Queen (U11838559) on ,

    "...are the doings of someone up there telling us that our time on earth is up?"


    "Someone" up where? <laugh> It's really easy, for me, to think that all these floods (global warming) was the doing of humans and no one else.

    ...or maybe it's the coming of Christ! <yikes>

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    Posted by let's talk (U12099547) on ,

    Sooner or later, and sadly I think its likely to be in our life-time something is going to happen to either irradiacte human life or change the way we live now.
    Too many bad things caused by us are happening for something BIG not to happen...
    orr yes Urban-Queen it is the coming of Christ
    either or both , I'm scared

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    Posted by U13912539 (U13912539) on ,

    If christ is coming then why will there be floods and global warming and etc...
    this global warming is cause of us because all these car and factory gases arn't letting the sun's heat to reflect back up to the sky so the heat is traped in the world which causes global warming.simple!

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    Posted by sandira1234 (U13915975) on ,

    in my religion they say life is all a test and if u can sustain life on earth,peace,harmony u are doing a good job but if u totally destroy the place like we are doing then obviously ur making a huge mistake.
    what do u think?

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    Posted by samantha (U14105842) on ,

    WOW! that really made me think

    i think you could be right,there is nothing that i could say to add to the comment ...

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    Posted by Aquamarine1 (U7811978) on ,

    I don't think so, I mean if someone "up there" wanted us all dead and had the power to kill us then they would do it all at once and make it quick and painless. Everything has to end at some point I think - just imagine living to be 200 or something but not being able to do anything, the government doesn't have endless money to pay out for the non working to live so people would all end up in poverty with less food, space and all that so deaths and natural disasters are terrible to a point, but they are needed in a way.
    I don't beleive in God, also global warming is actually down to us burning fuels and stuff so you really can't go blaming all of humans faults on God just because it's easier than facing up to it.

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    Posted by U14110288 (U14110288) on ,

    hello :)
    I don't think the world will end, as it is very unlikely. but no-one knows what the world could do, its an unknow-able thing.
    its abit like the rumour about the black hole, we don't know if the world could suddenly be sucked into the black whole.
    nobody knows.
    xx

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    Posted by U14129009 (U14129009) on ,

    some day our earth will come to an end it is fixed but we dont know the time

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