What do you think the future will hold for planet Earth?

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I'm thinking 'Blade Runner' scenarios and inter-planetary migration. You?
  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Planet Earth will survive. The life that's currently on it, not so much.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Planet Earth will survive. The life that's currently on it, not so much.
      Planet Earth, not so much either. I a couple of hundred millions of years the sun will start to die and Earth will be swallowed in a nova. So - if humans are still around, they will finally be able to have a "end of the world" theory that will work.
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    As long as it survives another 50 years then I will be happy.
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      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      As long as it survives another 50 years then I will be happy.
      Actually - If I were around to see it survive another 50 years, I might be a tad ecstatic myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    If the Muzzies get a hold of me, I hope it's a quick death. A good, old fashioned beheading would do me. Fast and (relatively) painless.
    The grapevine says the brain lives for 3-8 minutes after a beheading...

    as in your conscious that your head has just been cut off.

    I would imagine 3 minutes or so of absolute panic and terror
    would not be considered painless, much less quick.
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      The grapevine says the brain lives for 3-8 minutes after a beheading...

      as in your conscious that your head has just been cut off.

      I would imagine 3 minutes or so of absolute panic and terror
      would not be considered painless, much less quick.
      Doubt it. Once your conker is chopped off, that's it. Adios amigo.
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      • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
        Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

        Doubt it. Once your conker is chopped off, that's it. Adios amigo.
        Well if it ever happens, let me know

        Meanwhile i will apt for the pansy way out ... old age.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

        Doubt it. Once your conker is chopped off, that's it. Adios amigo.
        I think I have to side with Ken on this one. A beheading isn't a traumatic injury to the brain so I doubt it would be an instant death. The brain would have to die of oxygen deprivation and that would probably take a couple minutes. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

        Doubt it. Once your conker is chopped off, that's it. Adios amigo.
        Actually, this was a big reason that guillotines stopped being used. There's enough blood in the human brain that sometimes the head can "live" for 20-30 seconds after decapitation.

        It was very unnerving for spectators at executions seeing severed heads scream.
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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Actually, this was a big reason that guillotines stopped being used. There's enough blood in the human brain that sometimes the head can "live" for 20-30 seconds after decapitation.

          It was very unnerving for spectators at executions seeing severed heads scream.

          Lol, but they always had a crowd (at least in the movies).
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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Actually, this was a big reason that guillotines stopped being used. There's enough blood in the human brain that sometimes the head can "live" for 20-30 seconds after decapitation.

          It was very unnerving for spectators at executions seeing severed heads scream.
          That didn't deter France from chopping heads off till 1977. If Giscard d'Estaing had won the election in 1981, they would no doubt have continued chopping heads off till the late eighties.
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        • Profile picture of the author bravo75
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Actually, this was a big reason that guillotines stopped being used. There's enough blood in the human brain that sometimes the head can "live" for 20-30 seconds after decapitation.

          It was very unnerving for spectators at executions seeing severed heads scream.
          I'm having second thoughts about this head chopped off thingy.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          Kurt, I have a lot of respect for you but I'm not going for this one. Screaming with no lungs to push air over the sliced open vocal cords. Mmmaybe not. :rolleyes:

          I would suspect that the person being beheaded is dead before the blade makes it all the way through the spine.

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          • Profile picture of the author Kurt
            Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

            Kurt, I have a lot of respect for you but I'm not going for this one. Screaming with no lungs to push air over the sliced open vocal cords. Mmmaybe not. :rolleyes:

            I would suspect that the person being beheaded is dead before the blade makes it all the way through the spine.

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            The "screaming" part was a bad joke. Not only having no air to scream, their larynx would also be cut.

            However, it's true that some heads did "live" for a few seconds after they were cut off.
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    heat will start to kill every living thing on earth after 100 years from now
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Hey Joe,

    Google this for some interesting info:
    decapitated heads still alive
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I'll do it. I hope I don't get weirded out right before bed time.

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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Hey Joe,

      Google this for some interesting info:
      decapitated heads still alive
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

        I'll do it. I hope I don't get weirded out right before bed time.

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        It's actually pretty creepy when you think about it. At least the human bodies don't run around like a chicken with its head cutt off...
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        • Profile picture of the author bravo75
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          It's actually pretty creepy when you think about it. At least the human bodies don't run around like a chicken with its head cutt off...
          Not according to Karl Pilkington. Watch from 17:30
          How did this thread derail into a decapitation thread anyway?:confused:

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