Exploring The Possibilities Of When And How Humans Will Go Extinct
Mar 14, 2015
Speculators argue that since we're so spread out, it would be hard for anything other than a pandemic disease to truly wipe out all traces of humanity.
There is, however, a more hopeful view. Some say that our extinction won't be through death, but evolution. Homo sapiens will simply give way to a new type of human, just as the Neanderthals did for us.
The thought of human extinction is pretty scary, but totally fascinating at the same time. There are three big theories as to how it may happen. First, there are natural disasters like earthquakes, asteroids or pandemics. Then, there are man-made causes like hitting unsustainable pollution levels or acts of war like nukes or bio-weapons. Finally, there's the possibility of alien invasions.