25 People On The Horrifying Scientific Theory That Triggered An Existential Crisis

5. The Fermi Paradox is absolutely horrifying

“Fermi, anthill highway: ant hill in the middle of a forest and right next to that ant hill we are building a highway, would the ants be able to understand what a highway is? Probably not. So if there was life out there somewhere it could be that they are so advanced we would never understand what they are trying to do, meaning they would never stop to make contact.” — Skeletonman420

6. Dying of Huntington’s disease is beyond painful

“Huntington’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Think Alzheimer’s but way worse. It’s basically a genetic disorder that causes rapidly progressing dementia. It usually presents after age 50. This is after childbearing age, so it’s basically immune to natural selection against it. It usually runs in families, but doesn’t have to. Anyone reading this could have it and not realize.

Dying of Hintington’s or similar diseases is also miserable. The parts of the brain controlling vital bodily functions are eventually destroyed, but only after your personality and memories. People asphyxiate because they forget how to breathe.” — bunks_things

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