DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> General Discussion >> How do you think life on Earth will cease to exist
Pages:  
Showing posts 26 - 50 of 72, (reverse)
AuthorThread
07/30/2009 10:18:09 PM · #26
The magnetic poles will shift, time will move backward, dinosaurs will come and go again, the earth will return to a molten ball of ooze...etc., etc,. then gnab!
07/30/2009 10:35:08 PM · #27
Originally posted by idnic:

The magnetic poles will shift, time will move backward, dinosaurs will come and go again, the earth will return to a molten ball of ooze...etc., etc,. then gnab!


magnetic poles have already shifted many times.
07/30/2009 10:44:54 PM · #28
Depends if you mean life or humanity.
Life is a lot harder to wipe out as a whole than humanity.
For humanity, it's gotta be water supply and allocation.
I'm writing a hefty paper on it this semester and it has become one of the most depressing things ever.

ETA: If the blob consumes everything... is that the end of life? Does the blob need to keep eating to live?

Message edited by author 2009-07-30 22:46:49.
07/31/2009 12:10:36 AM · #29
chuck norris did a roundhouse kick so hard, it cracked the earth in two. the end.
07/31/2009 12:53:18 AM · #30
Originally posted by crayon:

chuck norris did a roundhouse kick so hard, it cracked the earth in two. the end.


I think it was more like Steven Segal snapping the earth's neck.
07/31/2009 01:19:30 AM · #31
all the people who have been "saving the drama for their mama" will finally give it to them, making millions of women instantly deranged.
07/31/2009 01:29:05 AM · #32
Read the book of Revelation. It sums it up quite nicely
07/31/2009 02:00:01 AM · #33
Originally posted by smardaz:

all the people who have been "saving the drama for their mama" will finally give it to them, making millions of women instantly deranged.


lol
07/31/2009 04:37:56 AM · #34
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

Originally posted by crayon:

chuck norris did a roundhouse kick so hard, it cracked the earth in two. the end.


I think it was more like Steven Segal snapping the earth's neck.


Bah! Chuck Norris will end the world at the molecular level -- there will be no more periodic table; there will be no more elements -- Chuck Norris will replace them all with the Element of Surprise.
07/31/2009 05:06:02 AM · #35
Originally posted by cdrice:

Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

Originally posted by crayon:

chuck norris did a roundhouse kick so hard, it cracked the earth in two. the end.


I think it was more like Steven Segal snapping the earth's neck.


Bah! Chuck Norris will end the world at the molecular level -- there will be no more periodic table; there will be no more elements -- Chuck Norris will replace them all with the Element of Surprise.


PFfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Want to see Chuck Norris' surprise as he gets his leg snapped?
Bruce Lee owns.

Message edited by author 2009-07-31 05:06:13.
07/31/2009 05:33:25 AM · #36
The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl,seconds later hell freezes over..
07/31/2009 06:04:02 AM · #37
Originally posted by alans_world:

The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl,seconds later hell freezes over..

Or Seattle.

...I mean winning a Superbowl - not freezing over. That's happened a few times.
07/31/2009 06:22:05 AM · #38
The machines will achieve the ability to self-replicate.
07/31/2009 06:23:16 AM · #39
Originally posted by alans_world:

The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl,seconds later hell freezes over..


I was going to write "The Cubs Win The World Series". Similar scenario, equally absurd.
07/31/2009 06:26:15 AM · #40
Originally posted by alans_world:

The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl,seconds later hell freezes over..


Hell freezes over every winter.
07/31/2009 07:30:54 AM · #41
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

I think it was more like Steven Segal snapping the earth's neck.


Ha! Certainly not. In 'Executive Decision', he dies about 10min after the movie started. Loser!

More seriously, if nothing else happens in between, the moon will ultimatively stop the rotation of the earth (energy lost through the tides). Then it's Sahara on one side and Antarctis on the other. A very limited choice for landscape pictures then :)
07/31/2009 08:13:36 AM · #42
It's gonna rain for forty days & forty nights, the sewers in New York will back up, and that will be the end of us all!
07/31/2009 08:16:22 AM · #43
Originally posted by MistyMucky:

Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

I think it was more like Steven Segal snapping the earth's neck.


Ha! Certainly not. In 'Executive Decision', he dies about 10min after the movie started. Loser!

More seriously, if nothing else happens in between, the moon will ultimatively stop the rotation of the earth (energy lost through the tides). Then it's Sahara on one side and Antarctis on the other. A very limited choice for landscape pictures then :)


Actually, the moon will eventually leave Earth's orbit, it's currently receding from the Earth at about 1.5in/year.
07/31/2009 08:44:03 AM · #44
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Actually, the moon will eventually leave Earth's orbit, it's currently receding from the Earth at about 1.5in/year.


It already did, on September 9th 1999 when a nuclear waste dump on the moon exploded.

What, you mean "Space 1999" wasn't real? :-o
07/31/2009 08:47:27 AM · #45
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

How do you think life on Earth will cease to exist?

So many possibilities... war, asteroid, disease, zombies, "global warming", etc, etc.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213792.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35357/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_213792.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


What makes you think there is life on earth?
07/31/2009 09:07:09 AM · #46
When ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Strikeslip finally annoys the whole world into ending it all... He will survive for about two more weeks, and then having no one left to annoy, will finally annoy himself to death by repeatedly poking himself in the eye with a single upraised finger. Thus contracting a fatal infection since ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo will no longer be around to save him. ;-)

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a poker...
07/31/2009 09:26:34 AM · #47
I took a class in college (2 years ago) that covered something like this. To paraphrase:

The luminosity of the sun increases with its age. The more luminous the sun, the more energy the surface and atmosphere of the Earth absorb - which corresponds to a higher mean temperature on Earth. The luminosity of the sun decreases as you move farther away from it. There are of course, upper and lower bounds for the temperature can sustain life (at the extremes only bacteria and other microorgansims are able to survive).

Scientists have formulas for the luminosity of our sun as well as formulas that relate it to the temperature on the Earth. From these equations they have created the Circumstellar Habitable Zone (which the orbit of the Earth falls into) around the sun, the zone for which there are planetary surface temperatures that can sustain life.

As the sun grows more luminous the CHZ shifts outward, deeper into the solar system. The models predict that the Earth will remain the CHZ for only 1.5 billion more years. After that the suface temperature will be too hot to support essential orgainic molecules/amino acids required for all forms life.

As for us Humans - I'll be happy/surprised if we make it through this century without killing each other.

We flatter ourselves to think that we can eradicate all life on Earth. There will be life after us, on some form or another, if only for 1.5 billion years.
07/31/2009 10:02:27 AM · #48
Originally posted by in2truth:

Why not just read the bible? It tells how the story ends. Some of you believe the bible to be fiction, others believe it to be half and half, and others believe it to be the true and accurate God breathed Word of God.

Much of what is written in it has come to pass. Much of what is happening today in the world was written about first in the bible. Many people who actually pick up their copy and actually read it are not surprised with anything that is happening in the world today.

Our future is all layed out in black and white. What is your future? You have two choices... The answer is in the most unread book in the world and yet for some reason has sold the most copies in history.

So... How will the world end? What will happen when you die?


Nah, the bible speaks of the fates of humans, not life on earth. And if we consider that nature really doesn't need us, and that the planet would be better off without us, I really don't think the rapture and the apocalypse would be the end of life, just the end of us.
07/31/2009 10:07:54 AM · #49
Originally posted by MilesW:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Actually, the moon will eventually leave Earth's orbit, it's currently receding from the Earth at about 1.5in/year.


It already did, on September 9th 1999 when a nuclear waste dump on the moon exploded.

What, you mean "Space 1999" wasn't real? :-o


It was real.... in the movie!

The sheet of glass in front of you tv is to prevent the alternate reality occuring behind it to mix with our own whenever someone watches a movie.

07/31/2009 10:29:12 AM · #50
Global Worming !!!
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 07/17/2019 12:27:04 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/17/2019 12:27:04 PM EDT.