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You have no impact and cannot play a role. This is just an observation. Who knows if anyone will believe you.

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  • 449

    JForrestQ

    10 years ago

    While the debate is rather deep, and intriguing I'd rather see how life began. It would shut up a lot of people.

    • 474

      deathpwnie

      7 years ago

      It's not how life began, it's how civilization began, which is simple: people started living together in large numbers and permanent dwellings.

    • 162

      Rythmbot

      7 years ago

      Yeah, dude. You want to know how civilization was created? Go to Wikipedia.

    • 131

      ossmosse

      7 years ago

      Deathpwine, you just made me realise I chose the wrong answer :/

    • 38

      DudeGuy

      7 years ago

      It would be boring as shit, because it took a shitton of years, of slow, building evolution of pack living.

    • 35

      Pixilatedpwnage

      7 years ago

      Being an atheist I feel that seeing how life was created would just be like someone telling me something I already know

    • 35

      Jacob

      7 years ago

      Pixilatedpwnage, you realize that every person of every belief shares that particular belief. Besides agnostics I guess.

    • 10

      Freq-Sho

      7 years ago

      Well deathpwnie when similar organisms were created and grouped together for survival that was that start of life and civilization. And Rythm that's what we Think happened and not fact.

    • 13

      Jerry Jerryson

      7 years ago

      FUCK. Wrong answer.

    • 7

      Pat Kr

      7 years ago

      civilization arose when people began locking up the food supply. go anywhere in the world where there is what we call " civilization " and you'll see its a recurring theme.

    • 8

      Josh

      7 years ago

      If you think that it would shut people up, you clearly haven't met these 'people'.....

    • 37

      Advance

      7 years ago

      But the creation of civilization is a billion times nicer and more heartwarming to see than the collapse of it. So you sadistic bastards would rather see thousands of people getting killed and buildings destroyed and general mayhem than a group of people working together and solving problems and learning to become friends? Yeah, when you put it that way, it seems like you made the wrong choice.

    • 7

      ✞α†γἇиа ✌

      7 years ago

      amen to that

    • 14

      Niker107

      7 years ago

      I'd know if there's a god, because the bible says that god created everything, but I already know that somehow we're gonna die, maybe the sun will burnout, maybe we'll collide with an asteroid, but I think it's cooler to know how a civilization was created.

    • 13

      Logan

      6 years ago

      If you choose red you can prepare if needed

    • 4

      peace23

      6 years ago

      true that

    • 5

      James

      6 years ago

      Honestly my first thought was to grab snacks. *Nuke goes off* Oooh. *BOOOOM* Aww.

    • 3

      Schuman11

      6 years ago

      Actually DudeGuy, the ending of a civilization could also take a long time.

    • 16

      whatuppep

      6 years ago

      ummm god created every thing btw

    • 6

      33rpm

      6 years ago

      @whatuppep but how?

    • 9

      FredAlv

      6 years ago

      We already know how life began. Science and biological studies have shown us how the universe has led to the birth of Tellus for a course of 13.8 billion years, then how Tellus developed into a feasible planet for functioning organisms.

    • 2

      Wopper

      6 years ago

      deathpwine is right.

    • 1

      Henry McPherson

      6 years ago

      But you wouldn't have any proof and therefor people may not believe you

    • 1

      wartpig

      6 years ago

      @Advance. yes actually i would like to see buildings collapse and millions die. humans are a cancer

    • 7

      Lasht Night

      6 years ago

      *cough* Not god *cough*

    • 1

      IdRather

      6 years ago

      it would probably be something like "Revolution" (for anyone who hasent seen that show its all electricity is gone *so not internet!*)

    • 3

      FinMagotti

      6 years ago

      I chose the blue answer because if the red's answer is told to people it would cause havoc and panic all across the globe

    • 2

      Jake Morgan

      6 years ago

      Noone would believe you. Someone claimed to know that god created it all and still people argue. You can never silence people.

    • 1

      Jake Morgan

      6 years ago

      Noone would believe you. Someone claimed to know that god created it all and still people argue. You can never silence people.

    • 5

      Boredbuttercup:)

      6 years ago

      Obama

    • 3

      jemm13

      6 years ago

      See the beginning of it all. Giant balls of lava and fire in space, dinosaurs fighting each other, having the infinite knowledge of the world that can be used to solve how the world will end with pristine accuracy

    • 4

      Dylan Skyrider

      6 years ago

      Did it ever occur to people that "end of civilization" doesn't mean a cataclysm. But civilization doesn't apply to only humans. In this example, it does. It could simply mean that human's slowly started to depopulate instead of overpopulating. It doesn't have to be sudden and horrifying.

    • 2

      Jezza

      5 years ago

      The whole universe was in a hot dense mesh nearly 14 billion years ago until explanation started wake, bla bla bla,bal,bla and it all started with a Big Bang, BANG.

    • 2

      Marianne April Salinas

      5 years ago

      omfg. CIVILIZATION. not LIFE.

    • 1

      TheTobor2000

      5 years ago

      I must agree with you; it would shut a lot of STUPID people up like those idiots who thought the world was gonna end in 2012.

    • 4

      kangcool09

      5 years ago

      knowing what created us or if god is real is truly better then seeing people sufffer at the end.

    • 2

      Samet Doğan

      5 years ago

      er

    • 3

      Corgimaster

      5 years ago

      Seeing that the Apocalypse has had an Apocalypse at the end of civilization would not be fun, and you couldn't enjoy the rest of your life, knowing what is coming up.

    • 2

      DeeDee

      5 years ago

      Exactly jforrestq. My thoughts EXACTLY.

    • 3

      Craig Hoague

      5 years ago

      *egh eehhm.... "science" lied to you duhn duhn duuuuhn oh wait nvm i forgot "civilization" is still brainwashed... sorry... continue

    • 2

      Utah G

      5 years ago

      the end of civilization would also answer the other one

    • 2

      William Sacchi

      5 years ago

      Same.

    • 2

      Turtle

      5 years ago

      "You have no impact and cannot play a role. This is just an observation. Who knows if anyone will believe you" Although I would like to see how the world would begin. Knowing how we end is pretty cool. Also whether or not you see the end or beginning it could pretty much shut up anyone.

    • 1

      GrimDerivative

      3 years ago

      what if when you saw what created civilization and accidentally killed it and we all just saw you end civilization.

    • 2

      Sam

      3 years ago

      I want to change my answer because if I saw how civilization ended I would be able to stop it

    • 0

      luci

      3 years ago

      scientists already know what started it so why not find out something they dont

    • 0

      chaboy33

      3 years ago

      We already know how it starte!

    • 1

      Random...

      3 years ago

      Nobody would really belive

    • 0

      Awp_God

      3 years ago

      It said civilization not life in general and we have a basic idea about that but we will never know what actually ends up ending civilization until it happens

    • 1

      Deadpool

      3 years ago

      I could get ready for the end of civilization. If its zombies, by zombie equitment. If its nucleur warfare, get a fallout shelter. If its by the end of the government, get out of the country

    • 1

      JFilms

      3 years ago

      @Ryhtmbot , Wikipedia sucks though, people can put whatever they want, just google it.

    • 1

      [deleted]

      3 years ago

      So very true, but I'm extremely interested in how we go out, how our grand and terrible existence as a race ends.... It's both a destructive impulse and a curiosity...

    • 0

      Hunter

      3 years ago

      I want to be alive at the end of civilization, because according to my belief system, the end is gonna be AWESOME

    • 1

      Your mom

      3 years ago

      I chose watch because the end is a big "boom".

    • 1

      Jaxz

      3 years ago

      ookay just watch how ya gonna die then simple

    • 0

      GABY

      3 years ago

      i wanna be that crazy person that goes on the streets and says "THEY'RE COMING!!"

    • 0

      TRIXIESTAR

      3 years ago

      @Rythmbot Wikipedia is produced by people who are just like you and I. So I wouldn't rely too heavily on it's "facts". Still seeing what will bring modern society to it's collapse would be terrifyingly awesome. I'm just obsessed with chaos and devastation.

    • 1

      Thomas1

      3 years ago

      My Friend is dead

    • 1

      BraZZers

      3 years ago

      onliy if we could put humen on other planets

    • 1

      Hugh Jass

      3 years ago

      You would see lots of people reproducing, hehe

    • 1

      IM STEWPIDD

      3 years ago

      yeah....some shit called GOD CREATED THE EARTH... i chose the wrong answer heh.

    • 0

      ANIME4EVA

      2 years ago

      ILUMINATI

    • 0

      ANIME4EVA

      2 years ago

      shit i spelled that wrong

    • 0

      Ainsley harriot

      2 years ago

      yes it would shut a lot of atheist up!

    • 0

      aaronbrett

      2 years ago

      It's God

    • 0

      Grass

      2 years ago

      true

    • 0

      Liam Carver

      2 years ago

      well it would be cool for red cuz if we see wut could end us we could find a way to stop it and save humanity

    • 0

      Rosimai

      2 years ago

      Why would you want to see something that you can't change, it doesn't say anything about how our species will turn out in the end. There might not even be a collapse, but on a planet where everything is limited, there will be a high likability that there will be.

    • 0

      AdventureReagam

      2 years ago

      if you told someone people would think you were awesomely smart (you know after civilzation ends which kinda destroyz the point but oh well) also you could make and epic book or movie on that

    • 0

      DeathBringer

      1 year ago

      Liam Carver It said we cannot play a role in stopping it, actually so...

    • 1

      I'mMLGBruh

      1 year ago

      I think seeing WHAT ends the civilization is better because even though your friends or family won't believe you,people will see it for themselves. Plus,in 2013 the world will end by a meteor. So I think we all will know that soon.

    • 0

      sandman_gaming

      1 year ago

      I can warn everyone the fate that the world has!

    • 0

      hithere

      11 months ago

      GUYS I ACCIDENTALLY CLICKED AGREE BUT IM TELLING YOU ALL THAT CLICKED BLUE IT WILL BE ALL YOU WHO END THIS LIFE

    • 0

      MysticalFirezX

      8 months ago

      I agree because people make A LOT of conspiracies about what happened

    • 0

      Lily

      3 months ago

      JForrestQ; Dude God created the earth it's in the Bible in Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." And Most people know that the bible is true if you don't believe me then that's your fault but I'll be praying for all of you believers or nonbelievers.

    • 0

      I'm a rad unicorn

      2 months ago

      I too agree. I don't belive in god like my mom. it'll really make them shut up about god. its very overwhelming when people talk about god. not to be mean also, some of the 10 commandments are stupid. sorry, it had to be said.

  • 37

    chuck216

    7 years ago

    just knowing would be enough. even if you couldn't tell anyone

    • 3

      GrimDerivative

      3 years ago

      but what if seeing the beginning caused the end?

    • 1

      rafanosauro

      3 years ago

      so br e brazil

    • 1

      Kat Le Cat

      1 year ago

      Seeing the beginning= You understanding why the civilization was created, why, how and when, but not knowing what ends. Plus, what if seeing the beginning causes the end?!?!?

  • 27

    Matt

    7 years ago

    Chuch Norris is the answer to both

  • 27

    Cait

    10 years ago

    i wouldnt want to know how civilization ended because then i'd constantly be waiting for it to happen around every corner and the anticipation would kill me.

    • 32

      CptHomer

      7 years ago

      Well if you knew it would end in 200.000.000 years? I don't think so...

    • 5

      Wopper

      6 years ago

      you wouldn't know when it ended because the question says "how"

    • 0

      Kat Le Cat

      1 year ago

      Cait, I thought the same thing. But it says "how", and what if it's A MILLLLLLLLLLLLLION YEARS AWAY!

  • 24

    Bernt Dasbrot

    7 years ago

    Some men just wanna see the world burn.Like me

    • 1

      Utah G

      4 years ago

      reminds me of the skyfall theme song. BTW, has anyone else noticed that the lyrics have nothing to do with the story. It's still the best part of the movie though

  • 20

    Derpina

    7 years ago

    The knowledge of who created civilization is useless if there's no civilization left

    • 1

      Yumi_27

      3 years ago

      Yeah, If you know what's will end civilization then you can try to prevent it.

    • 0

      ___Wolfz___

      3 years ago

      I could stop civilization from ending if I could see how it ends (but I already know because once artificial intelegence is invented it will eventualy become smarter than us and overcome us and turn us all into slaves and eventualy kill us all) sorry for bad grammr

  • 13

    Noob

    7 years ago

    Clearly the way we are heading now is an indicator to us ending with our own destruction...

  • 12

    Donny Em

    7 years ago

    THE REAPERS DESTROY CIVILIZATION!

  • 9

    ELHC

    7 years ago

    it would be interesting to see the look on most people's faces when they realize they are the reason civilization ended

    • 2

      FredAlv

      6 years ago

      It's actually a difficult question. The problem is that as time goes along, earth is becoming less inhabitable - for humans at least. It's not certain whether we'll create our own death or we'll be wiped out naturally, only to be replaced by other species which can function under other circumstances.

  • 8

    rando

    10 years ago

    i'm always sad that i won't get to see how it ends.

  • 7

    Shane Tenney

    7 years ago

    Why not see what started it, if you probably won't be around for the end?

  • 7

    Olivia BeepBoop Evan

    7 years ago

    you can't change the past but you could change the future. hypothetically.

  • 6

    Bevan Dennill

    5 years ago

    If we knew how we were created, then we could stop arguing about pointless bullshit and focus on becoming a better species. Imagine that, no terrorist or money being wasted on shit or people being judged from religious stereotypes. It doesn't matter how we end anyway, because it will most likely be us killing ourselves.

    • 1

      Drey

      3 years ago

      I totally agree and had the same thoughts like seriously though people need to be concentrating on what is going to happen in the future rather than waste time on pointless shit thanks for the comment

    • 1

      mustycheeze

      3 years ago

      Its how civilization was created. Not how people were.

  • 6

    ColourfulGraffiti

    6 years ago

    Always wanted to know how civilization began.

  • 5

    OhGodWhy

    7 years ago

    Debate, nuclear war, or California splitting off from the continent to hang with Hawaii. Alaska can come too.

    • 2

      OhGodWhy

      7 years ago

      Why did I say debate? I meant the sun.

    • 0

      Hobbsbird

      3 years ago

      No, I think you meant Debate

    • 1

      TheGuyWhoHasName

      3 years ago

      they are loads of an end population SUCH AS: an astroid impact, an nuclear war, global warming, worldwide earthquake, worldwide drought, mega tsunami

  • 4

    CrabbyZain

    7 years ago

    i wanna see how it was made, i already know how its going to end..

    • 2

      FredAlv

      6 years ago

      Isn't this supposed to be opposite? We don't know how it's going to end, because you can't foresee the dimension we live in, whilst on the other side, biology and science has told us how Tellus developed as a result of the expanding universe for the past 13.8 billion years. Then the first organisms were created, and the civilization - which is actually the question - started somewhere in Africa with the first human being arising .

  • 4

    drizzy

    7 years ago

    It would be interesting either way

  • 3

    anator3000

    3 years ago

    If you see how civilization ends then you could prevent it. Also bring a camera for proof

  • 3

    William

    3 years ago

    If u know how everything was created then we know what to believe when we die so say it's God (Christan) we know to believe him and go to heaven so it's matter of your afterlife that's why I would pick this 1

    • 1

      noobynumbskins

      3 years ago

      it wasn't "see how everything was created", it's "see "humans" (or anything else) created CIVILIZATION", which is not everything in the universe

  • 3

    Emi Redguitarguy Rizzi

    6 years ago

    Good one...

  • 3

    AskAnswer

    6 years ago

    If I know how it happens, I can prevent it.

  • 3

    Le potato

    6 years ago

    I could see if those Mayans are liars or not

  • 3

    Anyone in Cherno?

    7 years ago

    Former = Read a history book. Latter = What I do daily.

  • 3

    sittty

    7 years ago

    way cooler to jump into the future.

  • 3

    Ethan

    7 years ago

    I'm assuming this is covering the time frame, so if I know when, then I can either not worry at all, or do all of the cool shit that I've always wanted to do.

  • 3

    Derek

    9 years ago

    I'm the kind of person who likes to make sure a story has a really sweet ending before putting time into it, sooo...

  • 0

    Barthalamule

    1 week ago

    Ok so bear with me here. Civilization refers to a civilized society and NOT humanity. We already know how civilization was created, one person had all the food and then everybody wanted to be friends with the person with all the food cause everybody wanted to be near that person since that meant more food for them. So we already know where how civilization was created and what created it (the need for more food).

  • 2

    Browning2020

    3 years ago

    It said it in the bible

  • 2

    CHANDEEE

    3 years ago

    God created civilization

  • 2

    The Smar-tests

    3 years ago

    Then we can stop it

  • 2

    Hobbsbird

    3 years ago

    And now I view the battle of the Christians and the Athiests

  • 0

    Elvira

    1 week ago

    we can avoid it

  • 2

    makerofdeath101

    6 years ago

    I allready know what will end us .. Posting theses comments

  • 2

    TheTank

    6 years ago

    At some point in time, we WILL find out what ends us.

  • 2

    Rory

    6 years ago

    Doom or hope? I choose hope!

  • 2

    Audrey Elliott

    6 years ago

    Studying the past can affect the future.

    • 3

      poppop17

      6 years ago

      "You have no impact and cannot play a role. This is just an observation. Who knows if anyone will believe you."

  • 2

    m.c.popcorn101

    6 years ago

    Based on my religion i already. Know both

  • 2

    Tona Murray

    7 years ago

    BE PREPARED

  • 2

    GetPwned

    7 years ago

    humans created civilization, we know that much, and history documentaries accurately predict the rest

  • 2

    remixedmag

    9 years ago

    We already have a pretty good idea of how civilization formed -- if I'm curios about the details, there are probably 100,000 history and anthropology books to choose from. How it ends I'm more curious about.

  • 1

    PepperySeeker

    2 years ago

    stop the future

  • 1

    that guy

    2 years ago

    Present me: Hey. Who's that handsome devil in the trench coat and...Goatee... No this can't be possible I would never do something like this! You were supposed to decimate humanity by 2037 this is 2063! Future me: Well you see Younger me the government started to scrutinize on me so i had to slow things down a touch. Present me: I see my point how's the family doing? Future me: In the outer reaches of space heading for the closest inhabitable planet with enough data to jump start a thousand earths. Present me: We are such an evil genius. Future me: I always knew what to say.

  • 1

    LlamaxLover

    2 years ago

    By seeing what ends civilization it gives us the opportunity to try and prevent it

  • 1

    Frost

    3 years ago

    I already know God did and will do all of it.

  • 1

    Geek_Central

    3 years ago

    I already know how civilization was created. God

  • 1

    Eman

    3 years ago

    We all know how everything was created...#Bible

  • 1

    Geek_Central

    3 years ago

    I already know how life was created, God.

  • 1

    BlueLuigi

    3 years ago

    Better find a place to sit and eat my popcorn.

  • 1

    SQUISHYSQUIRREl7

    3 years ago

    I hope I would see aliens otherwise I would be very upset!

  • 1

    Shale

    3 years ago

    People... Would know how civilization would end, because they'll be there. But, to see how (or what) created the civilization, may never be known. So you would be the only one to know how it happened (unless you tell other people of course)

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