# How long is it until doomsday?

1. Dec 19, 2006

### metaquantum

so... im asking you, physicians, and generally smart people:

how long is it until the world (scientifically and philosophically) is uninhabitable (spelling?) and the human race goes bye-bye into oblivion?
and how great are the chances that we'll actually survive it?

i am aware that there are many factors to be considered, and there cannot be any "real" answer, but please, help me out here mayne!

http://www.doomsdayguide.org
http://www.thebulletin.org/doomsday_clock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_event

thank you.

2. Dec 19, 2006

### arildno

Hmm..is questions concerning issues like "the world" and fitness for human habitation interesting PHYSICS questions?

3. Dec 19, 2006

### D H

Staff Emeritus
He asked the question of physicians (and other generally smart people), not physicists.

4. Dec 19, 2006

### fedorfan

Well, I highly doubt itll be in my life or atleast for the next hundred years. I dont know how itll end but the earth will eventually become uninhabitable. Hopefully well be smart enough by then to have enough vehicles and ones that are fast enough to take us to another planet with another sun. If we dont then it means the extinction of this human race. Who knows how many other earths and humans there are in other solar systems but this one will be wiped out.

5. Dec 19, 2006

I'd give it a few months before it begins to become uninhabitable due to 'Hawking Radiation' caused by the Large Hadron Collider. I don't mean Hawking Radiation as in the evaporation of black holes, I mean the formation of orbitting mini-black holes at low altitude. It would be like having a low orbit Van Allen belt. Very dangerous.

6. Dec 19, 2006

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
1) This has nothing to do with philosophy.
2) Most of the posts here are pseudoscience, and thus against PF posting guidelines.