Last 2 people on Earth

We have all heard people say things like, “not even if they were the last person on earth would I procreate with them to save the human race.” This is not my reason I would not procreate, mine is that I am not sure we should survive, which I guess is easy to say now that I have 3 kids.

I have no idea how The Geek and I got onto the topic but we were talking about the survival of the human race. We have very different views. Yme is very interested in space and planets and the idea of finding other possible habitable planets we can go to one day after we have destroyed Earth. I on the other hand think that we are the most dangerous species on this planet and that if we all died off and had not destroyed everything else, that nature here on Earth would be a whole lot better off without us. The natural balance of nature would be restored. Animals would reclaim land and just about all species would be better off without us. The sad part is that by the time we can no longer inhabit this world, we would have made it uninhabitable for most other species too. I always laugh when I see the programs on TV nature channels about the deadliest animals. The top of the list is the one we see in the mirror each day!

So I do not think we have the right to go and populate other planets because we are destroying ours beyond repair. I do not have much faith in human nature on the whole. Yes there are some awesome kind wonderful people but most of us are selfish and want our creature comforts more than make sure nature is in balance.

The discussion about repopulating the Earth after our previous conversation about going to other planets, was an interesting one. I do not think that if there are only 2 people left that they should procreate. First it would mean at some point having sex with a son or daughter and brothers and sisters having babies together. Not only are we not a great species to start with but with such a limited gene pool it would be a disaster. Apparently according to The Geek you need about 400 people to have enough genetic variation not to have problems.

I sincerely hope I am not one of the last 2 people on Earth and if I am, I hope that I have batteries and a BOB ( battery operated boyfriend) because I am not having babies.

What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Last 2 people on Earth

  1. I completely agree with you Pinky.

    the thought of us going off to muck up another planet or two is really quite awful. we should be more focussed on fixing what we’ve broken already!

  2. > First it would mean at some point having sex with a
    > son or daughter and brothers and sisters having
    > babies together.

    Indeed – and as a child I remember being a bit confused/concerned about this aspect of the Adam & Eve story!

  3. I’m an optimist enough to hope that if we have 400 people left on earth, those people would learn from the mistakes that destroyed the earth and the rest of the people in it enough not repeat those mistakes.

    However, your post reminded me of The City Of Amber (the movie; I haven’t read the book it was based on yet), where a group of children were sent to a city built in the belly of the earth so they could survive the apocalypse and ensure humanity’s survival. Well, those kids survived, and it seems to me that in the end, the reason the world was destroyed was forgotten, and it all became about dogma and greed and the repression. Sadly, the kids, who became adults, didn’t even need to learn all these things from adults – it seems to have built into us.
    Anyhoo, if there’s only two of us left? I think it would be a crime to try to reproduce. As you say, at some stage siblings and parents would have to procreate and that’s just wrong on so many levels. And no, I wouldn’t want to. But I suspect, with humanity’s survival instinct being what it is, the two people left would try to survive as long as they could, with the hope that they are not really the only two left ( I Am Legend, starring Will Smith). LOL, I’m making a lot of movie references today:-)

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