There's a 95% chance of human extinction...

It might sound scary, but there’s a mathematical argument called the Doomsday Argument that says just that. Many prominent academics have subscribed to this argument. Without getting into the math, the argument states that humans alive today are more likely than not to be about halfway through the lifespan of the human race.

A few caveats, the argument does not say that all life will die; just human life. It also doesn’t say that humanity can’t or won’t exist after those 9000 years. It just states that statistically it probably won’t exist for more than the next 9000 years. That means that it’s not predicting that human extinction will happen, it’s just giving us odds. Read more about it at the source. (via)

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