We are large animals, successful large animals tend to last a few million years, really successful small animals last tens of millions of years.
How long will modern humans last? Several other human species went extinct, there was even a miniature human species called Homo floresiensis, it too went extinct.
How do you see us going out?5 AnswersAnthropology2 weeks ago
I got Bud decision. I feel both men are strong, Brook schooled Porter, and while he lost to Spence i think the GGG devastation and then dropping 2 weight classes within 6 months led to his second stoppage loss.
But Brook is strong and can box so i see him lasting 12, but i don't see any welterweight today outboxing Bud. He has too many tools. Make your predictions before the bout you cheatin basturds2 AnswersBoxing2 weeks ago
how would they do it20 AnswersAstronomy & Space1 month ago
I have registered it with WGA & am submitting it to several producers, but would like to get peoples reaction. It's a tragedy but more realistic depiction of humanities extinction.
Plot: can be modern or in the future: doesn't matter. The protagonist, lets call him John, works for the gov., is a single father, knows the president. He's on vacation abroad & out of nowhere a massive earthquake flattens the city he is in [earthquake resistant buildings fall], while escaping a massive shockwave flattens a massive region the size of the USA, shortly after he hears a deafening boom. Our man survives. Fire rains down. He makes it out, fly's back to the USA. By now it's all over the news, a meteorite similar to Chicxulub made impact, no one saw it [like no one sees far larger meteorites that pass by us every year, maybe put in an explanation on how radar is inefficient in space so we can only rely on what little we can see].
Following the impact many volcanoes erupt globally, the sky gets dark, days after stores run out of food, chaos ensues. Our man visits his friend the president. White house is grim, president addresses the nation shortly after John arrives: the gov. will be mailing out sedatives for euthanization: explains how there isn't enough food in the world for the coming 10 year nuclear winter, prays everyone remains calm. Off air prepares himself and his family for euthanization. Our protagonist refuses to give up, he has a kid. Speaks with a military friend who...3 AnswersTheater & Acting2 months ago
I was in the mall with my lady and mom, while they were in a store I waited outside minding my business when out of nowhere a teen girl and her mom then brother and dad surrounded me an told me to erase the pictures of their teen daughters butt. I was confused but told them I did not have pictures, and to clear all doubts unlocked my phone and showed them my recent photos. They saw said I was good 👍 but the mom was still going off on me telling me she's 13. Rest of the family had sense saw i had no photos so they took her and left. I walk while looking at my phone sometimes so maybe they thought I was taking pics.
I felt like I was owed an apology, my mom (who's visiting) and gf came out of store i didn't say anything but later when I left the restroom I saw the family who surrounded me. Their mom irked me more but I took it off on pops because honestly if things get out of control I'd rather knock out pops not mom. I got in his face told them they owed me an apology for the ridiculous claim then i made a scene honestly I'm a nice guy but was ready to throw hands, my mom and gf were confused but pulled me out of there (I was in his face). I left their family silent shook. I could see their perspective it would be unacceptable but if I unlock my phone and show you my gallery right when you accuse It feels like not apologizing to me is disrespectful. Thoughts5 AnswersFamily2 months ago
Tough fights. I favor Charlo a bit against Rosario, Rosario has been stopped before and Charlo smaller Charlo is explosive. I could be wrong but the difference i see is Rosario's been stopped.
Now the Derve fight i think is tougher to call. While that Charlo is undefeated, Korobov gave him a tough fight. He is new to middleweight, and with Derve he is going against an elite. Derve gave both GGG & Jacobs issues. In the weigh in Derve was looking strong. Stylistically both are there to fight. Charlos uppercut can give Derve issues, but Derve pressure is like nothing Charlo has faced.
I got Charlo tko Rosario rd9
Derve ud Charlo2 AnswersBoxing2 months ago
These animals normally don't cross ranges, but with global warming more and more leopard seals have been found roaming Australian beaches, and salt water crocodile range is only expanding with the warming waters.
What will happen when 2 healthy, hungry adults cross each others path.1 AnswerZoology2 months ago
China has surpassed USA as the #1 CO2 emitter, India [population over 1.3 billion] will soon surpass us [if they haven't already]. 3rd world countries will continue to develop, hikes in CO2 emissions is to be expected. Thanks to fracking, extracting fossil fuels is more efficient [thus cheaper] than ever. We are far from it, but is a Permian level extinction inevitable [growing deserts engulf the world]?5 AnswersPolitics2 months ago
From what I've read, the nuclear bombings were used for both a strategic purpose [war manufacturing centers] and as an intimidation tactic to threaten Tokyo into surrender, which they did. Supposedly a land invasion into Japan would have cost far more lives. Thoughts12 AnswersHistory2 months ago
Chicxulub meteorite landed on the ocean, an area the size of the USA would become a no-mans zone as fire would rain from the falling debris shot up from the impact. A tsunami would sweep the world several times, its size and destruction would be hard for us to quantify or imagine.
Then impact would kick dust up, the tectonic shock of the impact would cause massive earthquakes and a global volcanic eruptions, all this would make the atmosphere toxic.
Then the bad part begins. Volcanic eruptions and impact debris would spread globally causing a 18 month-10 year long ''nuclear winter'', which means for that time the world would be in an endless night thanks to the atmospheric debris blocking out the sun, global temperatures would plummet and photosynthesis would cease. All plant life and phytoplankton would collapse, animal life would follow. The only warm blooded animals to survive would be tiny generalist [small rats, small pigeons].
Today there are 7.8 billion humans, we are big warm blooded animals that need a lot of food, with global agriculture collapsing and then vegetation collapsing could we survive?4 AnswersHistory3 months ago
In USA by law you can receive medical treatment [the best and most expensive in the world], but you risk going into debt if you do. USA relatively small gov. means most people have to pay their way through higher education, people risk falling into deep debt but the opportunity for economic growth is unequal. Most global tourist are American because of this & 50% of immigrants apply for USA residency.
In EU by law you can receive medical treatment [ok quality, at no cost at all], no cost no strings attached but many times a long wait time.
EU relatively large gov. allows most people to get through higher education at no direct cost to them, though the higher tax rate is what pays for it. Essentials are mostly covered by the gov. but most people must work for a roof over their head and for any wants, though the higher tax rate yields little net profit so most live paycheck to paycheck, few get to travel or spend on luxuries [average car is small and unpractical].
Your preference?4 AnswersEconomics3 months ago
What has he done to get so much hate? The man was raised middle class but built his company from 0, now he employees hundreds of thousands of Americans, has a $15 minimum wage for the least skilled laborers! I personally know some Amazon engineers, all make 6 figures but this doesn't make the news.
Bezos has built a stronger middle class than some countries!
He also offers a product which billions of people enjoy.
Amazon has avoided FEDERAL taxes [a loophole due to all the new jobs they created] but why is this Amazons fault? Shouldn't you blame the gov?3 AnswersPolitics3 months ago
Why were sauropods so much bigger than other terrestrial megafauna in earths history [mammals, ornithischians, theropods, crocodylomorphs]?
On land the biggest:
1. mammal [palaeoloxodon namadicus] weighed 18-20 tons 2. Ornithischian [Shantungosaurus giganteus]
weighed 16-18 tons
3. Theropod [T-Rex] weighed 6-10 tons.
Late cretaceous sauropods [titanosaurs] were ripping the scale, some weighed more than the above 3 record holders COMBINED. Why? Herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs and herbivorous theropods, their closest cousins, were nowhere near their size!4 AnswersZoology3 months ago
N. Koreas Kim Jong Un claims there will never be an Imperialist invasion thanks to their nuclear weapons. Thoughts?
"Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defensive nuclear deterrent, there will no longer be war, and our country's safety and future will be firmly guaranteed forever."4 AnswersMilitary4 months ago
All scavengers occasionally kill their food, but with humans only those in the poultry industry tend to do the killing. Most people eat meat that has been dead for months! Most of us never eat a meal of an animal that we killed or hunted ourselves, not once! Even vultures do more killing than us.3 AnswersZoology4 months ago
In most Eurasian: elephantidae [like mammoths] died out, snow rhino [woolly rhino] died out, their hyenas, lions and bovines died out.
In N. & S. America almost all megafauna died out, even their wild horses died out!
In Africa only a few bovines and carnivores died out, but most everything else survived, why?2 AnswersZoology4 months ago
Mossosaurs evolved in the late cretaceous, after a mysterious mass extinction in the water killed off all ichthyosaurs and most pliosaurs. They only had a 20 million run from land to water.
Mossosaur body plan resembles that of early ichthyosaurs and early whales.
Early ichthyosaurs were not very shark-like, neither were early whales, both had flexible necks early on but not afterwards, both evolved caudal fin later in their evolution.
Mossosaurs still had flexible tails and only in the late cretaceous did they begin to evolve caudal fin.
Basilosaurus is an early whale, chaohusaurus is an early ichthyosaur.
Sadly it seems we never saw the ''finished product'' for the mossosaurs, but i have a feeling it would have been very shark/whale/ichthyosaur - like
It seems the only apex predators to go from land to water that took a different morphology were the pliosaurs, they were very turtle-like biomechanically though better suited for an aquatic life [live young].4 AnswersZoology4 months ago