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Old March 26 2012, 07:27 PM   #189
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Re: The Vampire Diaries - Season 3 - Discussion

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I like that idea. A nuclear wasteland is returning Earth to its natural state.
When you're dealing with geologic timescales, a nuclear winter is just a minor hiccup. You can expect something a meteor impact or a super-volcano eruption every few million years. It's no biggie. The hard part is killing all humans, which I supposed would require channeling the initial deaths to power a genocide spell.
But then aren't humans are just a slightly longer hiccup on the geologic timescale? One that will eventually end?
Presumably, humanity has the capability to adapt to it's environment over long periods of time and thus will be able to survive major disasters in some form or another. Generally speaking, humans are more successful than other large mammals due to the ability to develop technology, which means that eventual human extinction is not a forgone conclusion.
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