Monday, August 18, 2008

Hadron Collider Constructed In Switzerland

Swiss scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have announced the start-up date for the world's largest particle accelerator which has caused controversy due to the slim possibility the device may create a black hole and destroy the Earth.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which has cost $10 billion, has been constructed under the city of Geneva on the French/Swiss border and is designed to slam together particles of matter to create conditions similar to those that existed shortly after the big bang.

But re-creating the conditions of the big bang has led some to hold fears the LHC could create a variety of doomsday scenarios including spawning many black holes on a micro scale which would join together and expand, rapidly enveloping the Earth and surrounding solar system. - Brisbane Times
Sweet, another waste of money!

5 comments:

  1. That is exactly what I said "Oh crap".

    A good summary of the most notable arguments may be found at: http://www.lhcfacts.org/?p=71

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  2. if anything does happen, it's not like they could do anything to stop it. oh crap.

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  3. Maybe, just maybe, the world will be destroyed. Hooray!

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