Would human extinction be a tragedy?

Would it be a tragedy if humans were wiped out? Would it be a cause for celebration given the environmental destruction we have caused? Maybe it would be neither?

No, human extinction would not be a tragedy

The world would be better off without us

We’re a virus with shoes

Bill Hicks, one of America’s most popular comedians, once said, “isn’t humanity neat? Bulls***. We’re a virus with shoes." Humans cause immeasurable destruction and devastation to the earth’s environment and its other species.


Extinction would prevent future generations being born into this world that is so full of suffering.

Yes, human extinction would be a tragedy

The loss of humans from this earth would be tragic

Humanity benefits Earth like no other species

Human beings are the only species with an advanced level of reasoning.

Human extinction would be a tragedy because humans have so much potential

Throughout its existence, humanity has proven its worth through innovation, exploration, and progress. It would be tragic if this potential went unexplored because of humanity's extinction.

Without humans, many other animals would go extinct

The extinction of the human race would cause other extinctions, making it a tragedy.

It is irrelevant, human extinction would mean nothing

With no humans left, it would have no meaning.

There are no humans left to give it meaning

There are no humans left to consider the event a "tragedy"

It depends on the nature of the extinction

The method by which we became extinct would impact how tragic the extinction was

There are two different scenarios for how human extinction will take place

An argument considering the different outcomes of two extinction scenarios
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