reply to post by Retikx
Hmm.. Says it's unavailable.. The one I watched was only 2 minutes long. It's listed a few videos down from the one you linked to. May have to wait
till tomorrow and then try it.
Edit to add the following rather than doing a separate post:
Originally posted by mopusvindictus
The operative word is HALF the population
I would have no numbers on this, but given our attempts to eradicate simple insects like roaches or ants and the methods we use.
It would be extremely unlikely that we could, given genetic diversity even if we tried in the face of human resourcefulness as well ... actually
eliminate mankind from the planet
I was being optimistic I think. I would say that if a virus/infection/etc. were to evolve to the point that no drug we have, or will have at that
time, could stop it or slow it it would take out a lot more than half the population simply because of how mobile people are. One infected person can
conceivably infect thousands of others with one trip to the store, let alone the rate at which people fly. A "super-bug" if you will could
potentially be spread around the world before we even knew what was happening.
considering... one, (okay very tired) man could in theory impregnate 100 women
I just can't see the actual threat
In theory he could, in practice it's unlikely what with the female cycle and other factors (diet, health of the male as well as the females, any
drugs that may be in their systems, etc.). It would at least take quite awhile for all 100 to become pregnant.
The threat is highly unlikely to happen in our lifetimes, so I suppose it's not really anything to worry about at the moment. But what happens if the
last males are unable, for whatever reason, to make any sperm carrying the Y chromosome that are also capable of fertilizing an egg? Long shot
scenario, I know. But hey, this is a conspiracy site!
[edit on 9-11-2008 by Jenna]