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Old man thinks we’ll be extinct in 100 years. In other shocking news, I like beer.

Stay away from me Lucky Charms

Yawn.  Well, we’re all gonna be gone in 1oo years. Such a gloomy message would depress me, except: (1) Someone predicting the end of the world is about as shocking as road construction in Illinois; and (2) I’ll already be dead, so what do I care? Anyway, on with the show!

And now Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has predicted that the human race will be extinct within the next 100 years.

Professor Fenner believes humans will go extinct due to “unbridled consumption” and of course, climate change.  He’s being listened to because he helped eradicate smallpox.  Thank you and congratulations.  Is a microbiologist really qualified to tell anyone that the human race is going to go extinct due to climate change though?  I mean, just because Sean Penn does a great job acting like a person with a mental disability doesn’t mean he’s an expert on foreign policy, right?

My point is, some random scientist telling me the world is going to end in 100 years because too many people exhale is about as credible as him telling me we’re going to be enslaved by a race of mutant leprechauns during a Lucky Charms shortage.  Why am I so confident?  Because nobody has any idea when humanity will end, and trying to guess is dumb.  We’re just as likely to die tomorrow because our esteemed president falls asleep on the Big Red Button as we are to go extinct in 100 years.

Instead of constantly playing the dooms-day card, wouldn’t a more reasonable approach be to simply point out the obvious: less pollution is good, we still have to live here, and I like indoor plumbing.
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  1. June 19, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    great picture. i wouldn’t touch that dude’s lucky charms… who KNOWS what could happen. i mean, the world could come to an end. for such a little guy, seems capable of doing BIG SCARY things.

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