‘Would Human Extinction Be Good Or Bad?’

God’s wisdom, personified, warns us, “[A]ll they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36). I wish I could say we all listened.

The wisdom of this world is twaddle; and here are 26 minutes of it, spouted by a “space scientist” who comes at the question from a “hedonic utilitarian perspective.”

Ooh! That sounds smart! It wouldn’t have such a cool name if it wasn’t smart.

Even having to ask the question points to a bottomless moral imbecility–which describes very much of what the world today trots out as wisdom.

You don’t have to watch the whole thing. Why should you? On the same YouTube page are a host of videos by sophomoric “science” wallahs trying to give us the upside of human extinction. Remember Prince Philip saying he wished he could be reincarnated as some kind of plague?

We can laugh at them; but I think the point is why is anyone at all saying these things? Humanism at the best of times is anti-human; it makes a virtue of misanthropy. We should know that this darkness is out there and believed by persons who haven’t gotten around to acting on it.

It doesn’t have to be a giant comet slamming into the earth. Just abort all the babies, or succeed in selling “transgender” to a point where everybody buys it, and you’ll have all the extinction you can handle. To say nothing of what might happen if the scheme for “vaccinating” everybody in the world doesn’t turn out so good, after all.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6: 12). This is what we are up against, and we’d better not forget it.

But our Redeemer is mighty; trust in Him.


18 comments on “‘Would Human Extinction Be Good Or Bad?’

  1. It pays to remember what is said in your last paragraph. This is not about humans acting poorly, it’s about spirit forces whom wish to end us as a species. We are created in God’s image, and this is a very special situation. We occupy a special place in all of creation, and Satan and his minions want us out of the picture. We don’t know the entire scope of this or why this hatred exists, but the scriptures give us enough information to know that we have enemies in the spirit realm.

  2. You are so right. It is all about satan and those who follow him, in their ignorance and sin. They act in pride, just as satan did and thereby fell.

    1. At the end of it all, we find ourselves right back at the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. Do we accept human standards of right and wrong, or God’s standards?

  3. Didn’t watch the video, but I imagine all the arguments revolve around how bad humans are. Of course it’s a gross generalization, but all the problems they see in humanity highlights two very important things: We live in a fallen world and we have a fallen nature. More then anything it demonstrations why we need God. Only he can make us and the world better.

    1. If one truly believed in evolution, why would saving the earth at the expense of human life even be a priority? If there’s no purpose to life, what possible purpose does the earth serve.

      Let’s save Neptune! Maybe we should save the mysterious, and never seen Planet X. No one has ever seen it, but there are plenty of people who believe in it fervently. Now that’s a planet worth saving! The Andromeda galaxy is going to collide with the Milky Way, maybe we should save all of the aliens in that galaxy. Everyone know that crash is the result of air conditioning and pickup trucks. 🙂

  4. But even saying that human beings are “bad” for the planet is putting forth a human system of values, since no other class of beings thinks in planetary terms. And if we’re choosing to act on human values, we’re saying that these human values are superior to all others. But if human values are superior, then for humans to become extinct would be bad for the planet. Interesting contradiction, no?

    1. I care about what they think. Toads are smart. When was the last time you saw a toad fighting rush hour traffic to go to a job they hated? It NEVER happens people! They just eat bugs and have a great time. If only all of us were as smart as fire-bellied toads. 🙂

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