Stephen Hawking: We might have 1,000 years left on Earth

Source: CNBC

And the clock is ticking.

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n this artist’s impression supplied by the ESO (European Southern Observatory) on April 25, 2007, the planetary system around the red dwarf, Gliese 581, is pictured showing what astronomers believe is the most earth like planet found outside our solar system to date.

The Millennial Reign

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
Revelation 20:2-4

Science celebrity Stephen Hawking says the only way humankind can escape mass extinction is to find another planet.

And the clock is ticking.

During a speech Tuesday at Britain’s Oxford University Union, Hawking detailed the history of man’s understanding of the universe and reiterated that the future of humankind lies in space, the Daily Express reported.

“We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” he said. “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

This isn’t the first time the theoretical physicist has suggested that humankind must leave Earth in order to survive.

In January, during a BBC Reith lecture, Hawking said humankind is inching closer to demise, and it’s our fault.

He said it’s inevitable that a disaster, possibly of our making, will strike the planet.

“By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race,” he said during the BBC lecture.

  1. Dale Langmade, 21 November, 2016

    If spreading out into the cosmos is our only hope we may be in trouble in that, according to the Bible, we are prisoners here: “For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
    To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, …” (Lamentations 3:33,34)

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