Late is better than never, as they say, and so it is with this new feature, Ask a Science Blogger. This week’s question was late, arriving yesterday, but here it is;
Question: Will the “human” race be around in 100 years?
Um, YES. Even if The Rapture does occur, there still will be people on Earth since someone has to take care of the christians’ pets that were so thoughtlessly abandoned.
But I do wonder if the human race will still exist 1000 or 10,000 or 100,000 years from now? I think that’s open to debate, particularly considering our tendency towards self-destruction and especially as the projected length of time into the future increases.
I am very curious to know if you think that modern society will survive, even for 1000 years? Personally, I think that is unlikely. I expect that our descendents will be worse off than we are today due to the combined effects of environmental destruction, depletion of many natural resources, overpopulation, increasing religious dogmatism and the aftereffects of the growing educational, nutritional and financial disparities.