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Keep in mind that when scientists talk about a high probability of an asteroid hitting Earth, they still usually mean a probability of one in a thousand or less.

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It would take a really, really big asteroid to kill off all of the human population. Even the theorized enormous astroid that supposedly killed the dinosaurs and relatives couldn't wipe out crocodiles, turtles, conifer trees, sharks, cockroaches, those really strange animals known as mammals (they're just freaky, don't you think?)and a bunch of other animals I can't think of off the top of my head. Somewhere, somehow, bands of humans would survive and repopulate all the Earth. It just might not be anyone we know.

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The current theory of gravity is a theory, not a fact, and that is why it is called a theory. Duh.
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Technically, gravity is a law, not a theory. There's no good theory to explain gravity yet. :P

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Allah pulls it all down with invisible fingers! :P

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We now have two consecutive links to Apophis. It must be twice as likely to kill us all! Well, maybe not kill us all, but I think I disaster of that magnitude could count as the end of the world. Let's not get too picky. Most events aren't likely to sterilize the entire surface of the Earth.

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Hmm, let me do this as well. Insteresting post, BtW.

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Originally written by green kid:

im a Chirstian same as uh..ben?.
Good for you. Oh, and hi, I'm ben.
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i think it may happen in the next 20-40 years maybe.
It could. My dad seems to keep thinking it will happen next year. And the years keep rolling. Maybe next year.
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maybe the world will be burned by fire
Maybe. There is enough oxygen in the air to burn up what we see as the Earth. (eg. flammable substances on the surface)
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or the sun will move toward us faster then light speed,
The surface of the Sun will move toward us in 5 billion years as it expands to a red giant, but it won't be faster than the speed of light.
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slam into the earth
It's possible the Sun could get so big in that phase that it ingulfs the Earth, but current evidence suggests it will just miss it. Either way, you may want to turn on your air conditioning.
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and the sun will collapse in on itself and become a black hole,
If the sun was 10 times it's current mass, it could do just that. However, a star of 1 solar mass will just expel it's outer layers and leave its core as a white dwarf, which is really dense but no black hole.
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and suck the galaxy into its hungry mouth
There could be a supermassive black hole in the center of every galaxy. However, matter in space is so sparce and so far apart that the black hole really doesn't have a death grip on much.

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aliens could come and shoot lasers at the houses and build ect. and shoot lasers the size of foot ball stadiums and drop 10 nukes a second and blow the world to dust

[ Friday, December 23, 2005 19:54: Message edited by: green kid ]

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For a loving couple, the world probably ends when one of them dies. Just a thought :\

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i hope the world ends with zombies...deaths little helpers...not too soon i hope

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Why zombies?

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Originally written by green kid:

aliens could come and shoot lasers at the houses and build ect. and shoot lasers the size of foot ball stadiums and drop 10 nukes a second and blow the world to dust
Either this topic is beginning to act as a magnet for noobs (and I use the most flattering term), or it's the first thread I've read today and they're all like that lately (please no!), or I'm just feeling more irritable because of the exhausting day.

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Just a blip, I think.

There's a pretty decent theory of gravity, actually, and it has been around for nearly a century: general relativity. It doesn't seem to play well with quantum mechanics, but it does do a nice job of explaining gravity in terms of spacetime geometry.

Why not zombies with giant lasers, and make everyone happy?

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Ah yes. And then we could go into M Theory...

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Zombie Gundam? Hmm...

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Not the end of the world, but it seemed fitting.

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Originally written by The_Nazgul:

Hi, welcome to spiderweb, leave your sanity at the door.

As for the question? Uhmm...I'm a christian and as such I believe that the end of this world as we know it will come when no one expects it. So the logical answer to your question would be any date not mentioned in this thread.

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Lets take a look at a catastrophic event that will happen:
Remember the devastating tsunami last year? An event a thousand times worse will, no not maybe, will happen in the next thousand years. La Palma, an island in the Canaries, houses an active volcano which erupted in 1949 and formed an enormous crack down the center, which almost resulted in a massive landslide. Rather than fall into the ocean, the land mass stopped after falling just a few meters. Unfortunately this means that future eruptions will eventually send all 500 thousand million tonnes of earth crashing into the sea, causing a mega-tsunami, a wave about a kilometer high moving at supersonic speeds. The wave will wipe out all the coastal cities along the east coast of the US and South America, and by coastal I mean up to 20 miles inland or so. The backlash waves will devastate countries on the other side of the world as well.

If you dont believe waves can reach these heights read about what happened in Lituya Bay, Alaska, July 8th, 1958.

Needless to say, after looking into this topic I can now safely say that I am a hydrophobe.
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Don't you just long for the days when you could send some hobbits out to throw a little ring into a volcano and then the world would be saved? *Sigh.* Life has gotten so complicated.

Maybe Alien zombies with laserguns will destroy the world when their asteroid-shaped spaceship crashes into the Pacific Ocean and the resulting tidal wave wipes out the entire western coastline of North America? Spiderweb Software will be completely wiped out, along with all the Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spiders. And we all know that the GIFTS are secretly in charge of the world.
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Recipriversexclusion: "A number whose existence can only be defined as being anything other than itself."

Brilliant, that word should be aded to the english language...is it? Or is it just part of Hitchhiker's Guide?

As for the GIFTS, I think they will be fine, in fact, they will probably survive and rule the world once all humans perish, then again, so will nasty roaches. I predict a fierce battle for Earth will take place, between roaches and GIFTS, who would win? Roaches have the nasty diseases(sp?) but then GIFTS have the annoying high pitched voice...tough call.

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Actually the GIFTS and the GIFTR get along quite well, as shown in E/A 3. It's everybody else that needs to worry.

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Originally written by A Hexagram Cel:

Actually the GIFTS and the GIFTR get along quite well, as shown in E/A 3. It's everybody else that needs to worry.
We should be ok as long as they continue to think that we're cute.

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Recipriversexclusion is just part of the Guide, as far as I can tell
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Forgive me for being immodest enough to tootle my own eschatological horn, but you folks really do need to get a grip on things and come to terms with the facts:

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