#TBT: actor Michel Simon predicted the sixth mass extinction in 1965

When the Swiss actor Michel Simon predicted the extinction of birds, of insects, and of all life on Earth... back in 1965. #tbt

Actor Michel Simon

“Thanks to scientific progress, chemical science that murders the Earth, that murders insects, that murders birds, that kills all life, that murders humans, we might notice this too late. Thanks to that, there are no more birds. When I arrived in 1933, this park was wonderful! Spring used to be an orchestra of birdsong; it was a wonderful thing. Today, there are no more birds.”


02/20/2020 11:59 AM


  • Jenny W.
    09/04/2021 21:50

    So true 😢

  • Aroti B.
    09/02/2020 10:55

    Wow amazing !

  • Mego J.
    08/30/2020 11:20

    Its simply bcoz we humans are so greedy! We dug up earth to get all the gold without out thinking what would happen in the near future!! Animals in the forest fleeing away from thier habitat!! Bcoz of those abusive loggers!!!

  • Irene M.
    08/29/2020 19:17

    Decency is also becoming extinct.

  • Isabelle G.
    08/29/2020 05:51

    I predict sick shit after 1 liter of wine. It's a French thing.

  • Marshal T.
    08/28/2020 22:57

    Thoutht it was Sylvester Stallone grandpa at first xD

  • Chris R.
    08/28/2020 04:17

    Well , he's wrong so far.

  • Andrew R.
    08/27/2020 22:46

    I was born in 1962 - there was 3.5 billion of us then now its increased by over 100% but in the mean time all other Species have declined by 50% or gone extinct - I sadly feel we take too long understanding the consequences of our actions and change - it is frightening how long this message has been circulating 😔

  • Daryl C.
    08/27/2020 21:26

    oh it is going to happen,nothing will stop it now.

  • Brendan G.
    08/27/2020 20:59

    Is that Saddam Hussein...🤔...😂

  • John Q.
    08/27/2020 19:43

    So, actors were idiotic and worth ignoring in 1965 just as today? Interesting, but not shocking.

  • Kakhaber T.
    08/27/2020 19:06

    Sad, but true!

  • Sanja S.
    08/27/2020 17:39


  • Hai K.
    08/27/2020 16:46

    Pro. Stephen Hawking had said “Humans are creating new ways things can go wrong.” No doubt about it.

  • Amro A.
    08/27/2020 15:47


  • Dan L.
    08/27/2020 13:54

    I wholly agree with this gentleman. He was correct and events of the past 20 to 30 years are proof of his insight and concerns. It may be true, as some commentators are suggesting, that this is simply natural, i.e., that the human species is nothing special and will simply go the way of the Dinosaur and the Dodo bird. So be it? Perhaps. But it's not inevitable. There's a problem with this species, yes. Fortunately, its inherent Power of Reason and Creative Thought does give Hope Unfortunately, the Conformists and Dichotomous Thinkers amongst us pervade. This end (or, rather. Cycle) has been predicted for centuries. SEE Giambattista Vico and his Teoria dei Ricorsi. In the end, it's a matter of the Egoists (the 80 to 90%) prevailing over the Altruists. The only way to overcome this Inevitable Demise is for the Altruists to plan an aggressive action to overcome this overweening culural/societal desire to die in possession of 100 to 1,000 times the Wealth that one could possibly put to use in 10 or 20 lifetimes. Of course, such a Machiavellian Course of Action is antithetical to the Altruist mindset. Hence, it will never occur. In the end, therefore, as this French actor suggested and predicted, we are doomed. As some have suggested, it doesn't matter. In other words, Who cares? Who? Those few more interested in doing the right thing and invested in a substantive Meaning of Life (SEE Viktor Frankl), rather than in the Contest of who can accumulate the most Stuff. It will be entertaining to see those who interpret this as a call to Socialism. Wrong. It's a call for the need for a new Adam Smith to develop a System that delivers the 95 to 98% from this unbridled, unscrupulous, Vulgar Capitalism that permits more than 90% of our Nation's wealth to be in the pockets of the 1 to 5 percent of us who are the most unscrupulous, Machiavellian, few.

  • Liam B.
    08/27/2020 13:02

    We are a plague on this planet we will destroy ourselves no doubt about it

  • Nory R.
    08/27/2020 12:24

    Le grand Michel Simon!!

  • Sabrina Y.
    08/27/2020 12:10


  • Phil T.
    08/27/2020 11:27

    Hardly a prediction when by 1965 it had been well under way for several thousand years, and greatly accelerated from the 1700-1800s until then.

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