posted on Jan, 9 2015 @ 05:05 PM
a reply to: boymonkey74
I don't think the Human race will be Gone but it will replace itself either by evolution or by self adaptation, there will be near extinction's but
so far it is the outcome of an evolutionary experiment at leat 65 million years in the making in which intelligence over brawn reached it's ultimate
expression in the human species, of course if humanity leave's the earth or does succumb to some terrible pandemic disease or un-survivable climactic
or ecological event then that will also effect all other species as we exist virtually everywhere.
So the species that would evolve may not yet exist but I do think intelligence is linked to tool use, the Dolphin and Whale which would also become
extinct as they may very well anyway have heightened intelligence but it is not as we would understand, a large percentage of there grey matter is
geared around there sonic ability's and hunting by sound, they also image there surrounding in there mind's from sound which mean's that the
part's of there large brain's dedicated to abstract thought may be very small as they are geared toward analysis and imaging of what is there not
what might be, however after us and the chimp they are undoubtedly the most intelligent vertebrate.
One documentary that explored the idea a while back postulated a hypothetical invertebrate evolution, a squid or octopus like creature adapting to
the land and becoming arboreal evolving into a prehensile limbed equivalent of a primate that would then potentially evolve into an intelligent
species, a analogue of humanity based on different physical parameter's but still tool using and intelligent.