Well,another interesting,thought provoking thread.
I think(therefore I am) that a more appropriate term for humans presently occupying the earth is
and not virus
. check the links and you will
see I am correct.
I take the documentary series at only its entertainment value only.
The "History" channel is no longer a channel dedicated to showing shows on history.
Those documentaries are as about as factual as the Jetsons cartoons were for those old enough to have seen them.
Modern man may not survive the next global catastrophe that will surely occur in the future,but I know the aboriginal peoples will survive and
repopulates the earth.
Structures built to last will in some form survive even if the native vegetation covers it.
Machu Pichu comes to mind.Angkor Wat,the many ancient cities known to be hidden in the South American jungles ar some others.
I can quickly name one place where engineers say the structures may remain long after man has left.A thousand years may be a stretch but over a
Adak,Alaska was the home for a naval air station that has been closed for sometime now.The climate is very harsh with gale force wind and rain/snow a
daily occurrence and earthquakes are very common.
Because it is very remote and the expense of transporting building materials high,the military took the attitude of "building it to last" to
The barracks and administrative buildings built on top of Bering hill are like fortresses.Very little maintenance was ever needed on the outside of
the buildings during the base's operational existence.
They are wind,rain and earthquake proof.They had to be.
There is no evasive vegetation on the island to create cracks etc.only tundra.
It will be interesting to see how it survives.
Using Chernobyl as an example is humorous.
The Soviets were not actually known for their quality construction methods now were they?
[edit on 25-4-2010 by Oneolddude]