Friday, June 20, 2008

Fate of the Animals

Grand Canyon Nevada
The History Channel's documentary, "Life After People", gives viewers an idea of what might happen to our world if humans suddenly disappeared -- forever. I find this sort of thing fascinating, so much so that I based my fantasy books Key to Aten and Return to Aten on just such a premise. Of course, in my books, some humans did survive -- the reading would have been terribly dull without a few people sprinkled about.

Back to the documentary:

If you get a chance, do watch it. It's a bit frightening to discover how nature would cover up all traces of our existence, and interesting to know the fate of the animals.

8 comments:

NuclearToast said...

I would like to see that documentary. I bought the book The World Without Us, and it was fascinating both to see the descriptive decay of mankind's accomplishment and how the animals would flourish in our absence.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Oh, I must read that book, NT. The whole life-will-go-on-without-us thing is kind of depressing, yet hopeful at the same time. Weird.

jan said...

Humans tend to be rather arrogant about our importance on earth. It's good to have some thoughts on how it could all go on without us.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Sad but true, Jan. Though I have to admit, after watching the documentary, I thought, "Why bother at all?"

Georgie said...

Well, one thing we know for sure--crime would certainly be down, wouldn't it? And that would also include the white-collar, Wall St. variety, as well.

Interesting stuff.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Crime, the buildings ... everything would come down. And global warming would be a thing of the past.

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

I saw that too. Very interesting. Bummed by all the pets trapped inside houses who would die...

Lynn Sinclair said...

Your pets would do just fine, Karen because they know how to open the door!