Episode 22: Mass Extinction

Top of the show 

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us. This is Valid Arguments. A show about the world’s best men at work tribute band. I’m Jeremy Horton, and Today were going to be talking about the end of the world! And the different ways that may present itself. We will also be arguing bathroom etiquette, and Netflix. Joining me today is Mr. Milo Mordhorst on my right. (Milo intro). And Mr. Joel Barkley on my left. (Joel intro). Thank you both, now I will get into the questions in a minute, but first let’s have a word from our sponsor. 

Questions I will ask: 

  • Let’s start with the most likely scenario that will lead to human extinction. Skynet. Based on all my research into this company, I’d say our only hope is to elect Arnold Schwarzenegger for President. That way he can get to work preventing the robot uprising before it begins. Would you both agree that this is the most likely way we end as a civilization? 
  • Some people would have you believe that a more reasonable extinction event would involve robots indirectly killing us in the form of taking our jobs. I’m talking about Computer-integrated manufacturing. it’s the manufacturing approach of using computers to control the entire production process. This integration allows individual processes to exchange information with each other and initiate actions. This process is already used widely in the transportation industry. So which industry will the next generation of homeless people be screaming about? 
  • Palette cleanser/segment – should men have to put the toilet seat down or should women leave it up? 
  • With increasing strife from increased homelessness, there will no doubt be a large hippy led movement to feed these lazy assholes. That’s going to be problematic. Mostly because it will lead to a massive food shortage. It’s the classic trolley problem. Do we let these good for nothing homeless people die so that we may live? Or do we all die together of inevitable starvation? 
  • With no food left our only option will be to steal other people’s food. You know what that means! War! And lots of it! So much so that we will probably nuke ourselves into extinction. Yes, just like Steve Buscemi in Armageddon, we will ride that nuke like John Wayne into what used to be a sunset, but is now just a cloud of radiated death. The only question is…Who do we nuke first guys? My vote is *****(will change several times) -Jeremy 
  •  Palette cleanser/segment – Is binge watching the rest of the season without your spouse a form of cheating? 
  • We did it. We nuked ourselves into extinction. The ones left live in harmony with abundant resources and no more oppressive governments trying to control our chaotic blue rock. The only problem we have left is the dropping temperatures from the oncoming ice age. Nuclear winter is upon us! What kind of coat do you get? I think we all know the answer. -Jeremy 
  • You did it guys! You picked the right coat, so to speak. You survived the ice age and have awakened to a brave new world. All the squabbles and petty differences of our past society are gone. What could possibly extinct you now? Except for maybe YOUR OWN BODY! That’s right, there is a deadly contagion running rampant through what is left of our great society. Our advanced science of medicines can’t help you now. Do you take the blame and separate yourself from our new society, or do you cough on the guy who was hogging all the good bugs and blame them? 
  •  Palette cleanser/segment –  
  • how do we solve this thing? 

Argument for: 

  • 2 minutes to midnight 
  • 2 minutes to midnight 
  • 2 minutes to midnight 
  • 2 minutes to midnight 
  • 2 minutes to midnight 
  • 2 minutes to midnight 

Sources: 

Key groups: 

  •  Branch Dividians 
  •  Christianity 
  •  Islam 

Key people: 

  •  Leonard Ravenhill 
  • Carter Conlon 
  • David Wilkerson 
  • Keith Daniels  

Key Movies:  

  •  A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home 
  •  Chasing Ice 
  •  The Blue Planet 
  • More Than Honey 

Argument Against 

  • We are become death 
  • We are become death  
  • We are become death 
  • We are become death 
  • We are become death 

Sources: 

Key people: 

  •  Nick bostrom 
  •  Dr. Ian Pearson 
  •  Steven Cave 
  •  Leonard Guarente 

Key groups: 

  •  Everyone else 

Key Movies: 

  •  2012: An Awakening 
  •  Cosmic Collisions 
  •  Blind Spot 
  •  Fed Up 

Outro: *summarize Joel and Milo end arguments* I think that both sides have………………Valid Arguments. Tonight’s winner had this to say. If I was in a zombie apocalypse, I wouldn’t be playing music, because that would attract zombies. Scott Weiland, ladies and gentleman. If you are for the apocalypse then I suggest you get in touch with me, and I’ll take you to church some time. If you want to go on living a healthy life till the sun eventually explodes then keeping living, you’re doing a great job.  If you decide to do nothing, then at the very least, keep arguing and talking about it. Because the only way we solve any controversial issue, is to argue about it. 

I’d like to thank you all for joining us, and thanks milo and Joel for your thoughts on the subject. If you want YOUR voice counted amongst those that argue, then get at us on social media @argumentsvalid on twitter and valid.arguments on Instagram, or if you think social media is just as evil as hard boiled eggs, please feel free to call and leave us a voicemail, the number is 309-340-9431. And if you like the show please leave us a rating and review, and tell your friends to argue with us too. and please join us next week for more arguments for you. We hope to disagree with you soon.

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