Saturday, October 21, 2006

earth abides

Years ago, I read the 1957 science fiction novel "Earth Abides," by George Stewart. Humanity is reduced to small remnant populations by a virulent plague, but as human civilization wanes, earth abides.

This article in the "New Scientist" takes things even further, imagining how Earth would look if every last human being blinked out of existence tomorrow. An interesting, if kind of creepy thought exercise.


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