Debate continues as to the cause of the extinction of the human species. Humans were top predators for several million years. They seem to have been a single species. They were to be found on almost every part of the planet they called Earth, the majority living in huge colonies. Like the dinosaurs, this species was dependent on a stable, moist climate providing abundant vegetation. They seem to have had poor resistance to high levels of radiation. But perhaps the thing that doomed them was the arrival of intelligent life forms who deemed them as useless and destructive to the cooperative biosphere. There is a great deal of evidence that they were fairly intelligent, for apelike mammals, but still incapable of creating higher forms of social organization.
Predominant intelligent life opinion is that humans became extinct as the result of a long period of severe climate change, to which they were unable to adapt. Rodent mammal scientists concur. Mollusks cite their tendency to consume, rather than cooperate, with other species. Bacteria and viruses cite the poor ability of human hosts to mutate. Fungi opinion is that humans became extinct because a thousand year period of incessant nuclear conflicts prevented all attempts to rebuild their colonies. Beetle opinion is that the cause was the arrival of intelligent alien life forms, as many appeared at the time of the human extinction. Algae theologians have long maintained that the Council of the Gods extincted them because the species was inherently evil.
Causes Michael Lipsey Supports
Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Nature Conservancy