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Old 05-03-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Der Trihs View Post
Personally, I predict that in a few centuries at most there won't be a significant amount of what we would call humans anywhere, in or out of this system.
In what way of speaking? Are you talking about a nuclear annihilation? If so, then, well, it's certainly possible we'll wipe out a very large chunk of humanity...though I'd imagine there would still be a fair few left. Maybe we'll cause our own extinction in a few centuries. Definitely a possibility. However, excepting that.....

If you aren't talking about nuclear annihilation, how do you figure? Evolution doesn't happen that fast. We've been anatomically modern in our current form for around 200,000 years, and the genus is around 2.4 million years old.