Do you think Earth will still contain evidence of human existence 100 million years from now?
There is still evidence of dinosaurs.
Possible. My favorite candidate for lasting evidence is Mount Rushmore. If it's granite, it may not be completely eroded. And nuclear waste.
I'm just wondering how much our national debt will be by then.
Yes. We have evidence of what was here 100 million years ago.
To make a long story short: we are puny and overestimate ourselves all the time.
If we can see evidence of dinosaurs now, I'm pretty sure they'll see evidence of Twinkies in the future.
We'll all depends on Gods plan
Our Trash maybe - just like that movie Wall-E!
I read that as 100 years at first and was like, damn there are a lot of pessimistic people.
Theres still evidence of dinosaurs, there will be evidence of human life
All the radio waves we've sent out to space will effectively be around forever.
It's more accurate to say I don't think mankind will be around that long.
As for evidence of human beings...sure, but then philosophically speaking, what evidence can there be if there isn't an entity examining it, right?
"Time fears the Pyramids!"
Lol, wow. You don't actually believe that liberal fairy tale, do you?
I hope that the rapture will have happened by then.
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
Oh my!!! I so wish there was a dislike option!
That's a myth. Plastic keeps about 40,000 years.
Yes, Earth will be mankind's most treasured relics as we colonize every nook and cranny of the habitable universe
Yes because then the earth will be a glorified celestial planet with resurrected humans living on it.
Not the ones from Boston Market. Those things will outlast the sun going nova.
Definitely. Our landfills alone will preserve our garbage, buried deep, which will likely get deeper then someday re-emerge to the surface through erosion. We've created all sorts of permanent memoirs of us.
The Death Star could do it: www.universetoday.com/92746/could-a-death-star-really-destroy-a-planet/
In the words of George Carlin ... PLASTIC!!!!
And if it happens to be an exceptionally large piece of coprolite, there's a decent chance it'd belong to YukonCornelius!... ☺️
Yesterday, I saw a piece of fossilized poop that was millions of years old. I'm pretty sure that there currently are enough people on the planet that 100 millions years from now, there'll be a piece or two of coprolite laying around. ;)
ofc. we find fossils that old quite frequently.
Oddly enough, they still have soft tissue with blood vessels and cells on them.
Humans have done a lot! Stop being so negative :P. You and your ancestors are smart and the top of this planet's species!
Not a chance in hell this earth will be here in 100 million years.
Will they think Michael Jackson landed and did the Moon Walk?
Humans are going to take over the galaxy. It isn't even that far fetched of an idea. Were already planning to send people to mars within a decade! (May be delayed but still) scientists have estimated as soon as we have the ability to leave the
Solar system we will conquer the galaxy (barring another super race) in ten million years. That isn't a long time on the cosmic scale. Humans are around to stay and there's no reason earth would be an exception
Isn't that like half the shelf life of nuclear waste?
They will find fully constructed dinosaur skeletons in large buildings and conclude they were the bosses.
Dinosaur bones still exist...so...yeah. I hope 100 mil years from now we colonize a massive chunk of the universe and we aren't anywhere near extinction.
Such a kind, compassionate God
I like your optimism.
Radiation will be long gone by then..
Aliens? Futuristic human descendants from another planet?
I don't think it'll be even another 25,000 years.
I'm a pessimist.
Where will it be?
Yes. We're the loudest. However a collision like we had with Thea would inevitably destroy it. After all, everyone and everything here is just star dust from other planets/rocks.
it's a bit akin to the age-old question regarding if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Extrapolate that to whichever entity would have to examine evidence of human beings. That's what I meant.
Almost certainly. We have found primitive fossils billions of years old, and advanced fossils hundreds of millions of years old. No reason to think some of us, our trails, or our trash won't last that long.
Or not paying the debt is what made the nation disappear.
Recall that a megaton is 4*10^15 joule: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNT_equivalent.
We may have 1,000 megatons, thats 10^18, an order of 14 below what it takes to vaporize earth. That's ten trillion.
Ah folks: Tongue firmly planted in cheek! This was my attempt at bein' goofy but I reckon it was an epic fail, particularly for dear truenuff...
-I'ma work in progress, truenuff!- :)
Here, lemme pour us a cup o' my famous java!: