posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:33 PM
Originally posted by joecool9887
if we are gone we are gone why prepare for something that might never come to be.
Because "being gone" isn't nearly that cut and dried. When a civilization collapses, most of the individual denizens do in fact survive the event;
they simply have a rotten quality of life and are at the mercy of whichever local strongman next asserts himself.
The people who do a little bit of preparation are the ones who can assert themselves compared to the rest of the population. If you had been a Jewish
when the Gestapo was rounded them up in the Polish ghettos, having a few days' food put back could empower you to hide in a crawlspace or flee to the
woods outside of town. Not having food might have led you to get on a train to a concentration camp.
Likewise, after the collapse of Roman authority in 376, 90% of the city's population fled. The ones who had food with them obviously were able to
flee further than their neighbors....
We have been here how long why would that change.
Because every dog has its day. The dinosaurs were here 200+ million years, so they say. They tell us we've bee here 3 million. Or maybe you were
thinking of our particular Western civilization, which dates from the end of the Black Death in the 15th century---so, 500 years.
Every single civilization before us became extinct. Every single one. but us. We even extinctified some of them personally. But we're completely
different, right? We'll be immortal.....
Sorry but I think we as a people will be here til we leave the planet to explore space or need to leave to find a new planet.
Who has ever been documented to have left the planet permanently? Only a few hundred astronauts have ever climbed out of our planet's gravity-well,
and that was only for a few dozen hours or days or weeks at a time.
The vast bulk of us aren't going anywhere at all. Even if a few of the human elite do manage to escape the earth's fate, they sure as hell won't
be taking the likes of us along with them.
And where will they go? We couldn't even sustain Biosphere I & II in the Arizona desert for a few weeks. We can hardly even build up a speed of
1/1,000th of the speed of light. We'd have to sustain an earth-environment for centuries to arrive at even the nearest desolate star-system. No,
your story, and your children's children's stories (assuming you successfully breed), will play out right here on the earth's crust.