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    Do you believe in there's an end? No matter how you look at everything, there's always an end. Leaves biodegrade, metals rust, and people die. Recently, unknown diseases start to apppear and a lot of people died. Natural calamities began to assault: Tsunamies, earthquakes and landslides, and killed thousands of people. Is this how the world will end? Or will there be more dangerous calamities to show-up?

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    Well, as a white conservative Bible-thumping Christian, I believe that the world is going to have a very, very bad time in its history, worse than everything just mentioned, and then there will be the Rapture and the Day of Judgement after that. But I don't think it will happen anytime soon. What is your opinion?


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    As an Atheist, I believe that the end of the world will be lacking 10 headed-dragons. It will instead be caused by cosmic phenomena like the Sun, the Earth, or the other planets, would implode or explode, destroying the balance of the solar system thus destroying all life on Earth, or an asteroid would hit Earth, and thus, once again, destroying all life on Earth.

    Earthquakes, storms, floods, and such, are all natural phenomena which occurs on Earth ever since and therefore would be the least possible means for the end.
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    If you are an athiest, I am curious. Would you view the end of the world as when there are no more humans, or when there is no more life, period?


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    The world ends when there is no more living organism left on it, or if it gets destroyed as a whole. Hell, the world would be a better place for other living things without humans.
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    Ahhh, I guess that just depends on how you view it. After all, if you believe in macro-evolution (which I don't), over 99.99% of the earth's species' have already died out before we even came around. Isn't it better that there are those capable of rational thought around to be proper stewards of the world, even if we screw up a lot?

    Edit: By that I mean that species would come around, change into something new, and the old version would die out, in endless repitition. It really seems pointless without someone there to recognize it for what it is.
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    If we eventually die out, some other species would probably evolve rationality. If only micro-organisms are left, they'll eventually evolve and start over once again. Humans just think too highly of themselves, labeling themselves as overseers and such.
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    I see, that makes perfect sense, if you believe in macro-evolution. I just don't see how it is really feasible. I mean, I have studied cellular and molecular biology, and I don't think it's possible for one organism to evolve in the 4 billion years scientists say the earth is, let alone millions of organisms. Heck, the controls we have against genetic abnormalities alone should probably stop all evolution once you get into the more advanced organisms. Take into account that we can't even create viable amino acids from raw chemicals in a controlled lab environment(the ones scientists said they made are not able to create proteins used by lifeforms), let alone in the horrible conditions that the earth was supposedly in 4 billion years ago, and it just doesn't seem possible to me without the hand of a creator. To quote Darwin, "To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree." But I am preaching to you, I appologize, I guess its a habit, I just wondered your thoughts on this?


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    No one between the two of us know what the truth is anyway, so we are simply led to believe what we think is true. As for me, the existence of a "GOD" is particularly more absurd as compared to the thought of evolution. After all, evolution is just another term for coping with your environment, and as we may both have observed, all living organisms have the ability to cope with their environment. Take this to a higher degree and it'll be changes in physical attributes in order to further more cope with their environment. It all results from neccessity, for without doing so, they will not survive.
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