Monday, July 07, 2008

Aftermath: Population Zero

I saw this National Geographic presentation of something called

Aftermath: Population Zero

I kind of already knew what this might be about, but I thought I'd give it a change to see what the presentation had to say.

I can't tell you how disappointed I was in the message of this show.

The message?

... the world would be a better place without Humans. I don't exaggerate.

The show begins with a "What if..." scenario of man disappearing from the face of the earth all of a sudden, sort of like a rapture moment only the entire human race disappears. Of course cars are without drivers, planes are flying themselves for a while on auto pilot, nuclear plants are left unattended. You get the picture.

The point of the whole show is that man has made a mess of the planet and even in his untimely disappearance, he still manages to add some destruction in his departing.

Even pet dogs and cats are left without food or water, locked up in their previous thoughtless owners homes and apartments.

But! Not to worry...

Even after the bad humans destructive departure, nature can heal itself. "If only nature is left alone to do so", are the final words in the presentation.

Henceforth, the world would be a better place without man

What a message to leave our children with.

Yes, God created the world (...however, nowhere in the presentation is God mentioned) and everything in it. He created man as it's steward (see Genesis) to take care of the earth but also to use it's resources to 'be fruitful and multiply'.

Yes, some have abused the earth to an extent, while others have taken it for granted. But there are also many who have sought to be good stewards of God's creation and extremist on both sides of the the pendulum.

This show in my opinion, goes further than just bring awareness to 'good stewardship' of home on earth. There is no balance in it's message. It's constant timeline updates of "100 A.H. to 1000 A. H. (A.H. - After Humans) underlines it's intent.

So if you have a few hours to WASTE it will air again I'm sure.


  1. I saw that program a few months ago. Although it was blatant in what message they were trying to present, I ended up coming away with the thought that, "Heck! Look what we awesome humans are able to do on a consistent basis - keeping the ravages of nature at bay. Something that no other living being on earth is able to do. My how extraordinary we are! Could it be because we have a-a-a-a CREATOR? And that we are made in His image and likeness?? And that our own creativity is a reflection of HIM???"


  2. great observation....

    however, I don't think the majority of individuals will have that mindset. :-[