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The Doomsday Argument

Is human extinction inevitable and how will it all end? Will it be anthropogenic, the result of human action, or will it come from the good old-fashioned kind of extinction the earth knows too well. The Global Catastrophic Risks Survey, issued by Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, placed our extinction before 2100 at 19 percent. Host Michael Stevens says that a simple explanation, known as The Doomsday Argument, can show that simple extinction soon is more probable. He explains in this episode of Vsauce.

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