"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Imagine Earth without people

Quite interesting piece in New Scientist. Think the world would be better off if global warming and the rest get rid of humans altogether!

5 comments:

john said...

Ah the unrelenting optimism of Fitzrovian Tuesdays!

Tom said...

Yes, very good piece. As the article itself concludes, imagining a flourish post-human earth is both a humbling and slightly comforting prospect. I'm coming round to the (admittedly philosophically problematic) notion that maybe things would be better without us.

Colin said...

John, if you want a break from our misanthropy, watch the South Park World of Warcraft episode. It's on You Tube. You might have to search for it a bit - the full episode is in 3 parts, each about 7 minutes long (as opposed to clips and trailers).

phaemon said...

Can be found here

john said...

Aaargh - i don't think i can get away with watching this at work - hope it doesn't get pulled before I can get home and stream it there.

Superb change of thread direction btw :-D