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I was prompted by Trixie's recent post about 2012 to let everyone know about the upcoming activation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Meyrin, Switzerland.

 

Some people fear that the activation of the collider will produce micro black holes or worse which will mean the end of our planet at a minimum or the end of the universe at worse.

 

At the time of this post, we have less than 22 days, 9 hours, 24 minutes left before LHC activation. Here's a link to one LHC countdown timer:

 

http://www.lhcountdown.com/?p=1

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the LHC activation does nothing more than create a few hitherto unknown but harmless particles.

 

Just in case, I have created an LHC countdown timer (my own little Memento mori) on my desktop.

 

...Hoover

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I was prompted by Trixie's recent post about 2012 to let everyone know about the upcoming activation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Meyrin, Switzerland.

 

Some people fear that the activation of the collider will produce micro black holes or worse which will mean the end of our planet at a minimum or the end of the universe at worse.

 

At the time of this post, we have less than 22 days, 9 hours, 24 minutes left before LHC activation. Here's a link to one LHC countdown timer:

 

http://www.lhcountdown.com/?p=1

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the LHC activation does nothing more than create a few hitherto unknown but harmless particles.

 

Just in case, I have created an LHC countdown timer (my own little Memento mori) on my desktop.

 

...Hoover

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>I have to stop skimming these boards. I got all excited

>because I thought it said "Large Hardon Collider."

>;(

 

 

Rick,

 

Perhaps "Large Hardon Collider" could be the title of a video that you and Derek might post on Rentmen? :+

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>I have to stop skimming these boards. I got all excited

>because I thought it said "Large Hardon Collider."

>;(

 

 

Rick,

 

Perhaps "Large Hardon Collider" could be the title of a video that you and Derek might post on Rentmen? :+

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They had the same fears and speculations before setting off the first atomic bomb. No less a scientist than Albert Einstein had his doubts prior. One of the most human characteristics is to push the boundries, in the case, of science.

 

I, too, would prefer a large hardon collider. :)

 

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KMEM

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They had the same fears and speculations before setting off the first atomic bomb. No less a scientist than Albert Einstein had his doubts prior. One of the most human characteristics is to push the boundries, in the case, of science.

 

I, too, would prefer a large hardon collider. :)

 

Best regards,

KMEM

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May the Lord Jesus (or Jaysus depending on your religion) take us all unto his bosom, whereunto He will hold us all as His children, loving us and protecting us against those whomst would defile him, and may He, at the exact moment before the hadron collider collides, squelch those whost would tamperest with the Universe, that One, Singular, Sensation that He keepeth and guideth through all the perils that His Holiness has, in all His Wisdom, held us to, to the point wherein he graspeth us as above.*

 

*Void where applicable

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>Well, they fired off the protons and they collided and we are

>all still here. Glad the world did not blow up

>:-)

>

>http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_sc/big_bang

 

Curious2000,

 

A gentle correction, I live 988km from CERN and I am still breathing. The LHC was activated today and protons were fired in opposite directions but they DIDN'T collide.

 

'Blow-up' is possibly the wrong statement, as if events did go wrong in Geneva, mini black holes would be created and we'll all be 'sucked in'.

 

According to Professor Stephen Hawking, if the scenario of mini black-holes being created in the LHC did occur, they would all evaporate instantly anyway. He’s a person you can trust when it comes to scientific opinions in regards to black holes; it’s been his lifetime's work.

 

CJ

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I was just trying to inject a little humor on the topic as other's have done. I am certainly no scientist. My first instinct was to use the phrase "the world did not implode" which would have been more like "sucked in" and not really "blow up" or explode. You are right, they did not collide this time on the first trial, but a few protons will when they fire them off at the same time in opposite directions in a few months. So I guess the planet is safe until then :-) So everyone go out and hire lots of escorts and have lots of sex before the end of the world! just kidding, I am pretty sure if Hawkings thinks it's safe, then we can all relax.

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>I was just trying to inject a little humor on the topic as

>other's have done. I am certainly no scientist. My first

>instinct was to use the phrase "the world did not

>implode" which would have been more like "sucked

>in" and not really "blow up" or explode. You

>are right, they did not collide this time on the first trial,

>but a few protons will when they fire them off at the same

>time in opposite directions in a few months. So I guess the

>planet is safe until then :-) So everyone go out and hire lots

>of escorts and have lots of sex before the end of the world!

>just kidding, I am pretty sure if Hawkings thinks it's safe,

>then we can all relax.

 

Apologies if I caused and offence Curious 2000 :-).

 

Some would argue that human beings are nothing more than modern savage animals, but it’s our unique ability to reason that separates us from other animals. Most importantly it has enabled us to question our very own existence. What, when, why, who, where, and how. I think that these six ‘Ws’ have enabled mankind to ask some of the most pertinent questions about the universe:

 

What caused the universe to come into creation?

When did the universe come to creation?

Who created it?

Where was it created?

Why do large-scale physic theories do not apply to small-scale physics and vice-versa?

How was the universe created?

 

‘The goal of particle physics is to understand the universe in which we live. We want to know why things are the way they are, how they work what everything is, we want to understand.’

Prof Alvaro de Rujula

CERN

 

I cannot stress the importance of this experiment enough; this is the search for ‘G-d’ for scientists. The stakes are high; if the experiment doesn’t produce the Higgs-boson particles then a whole new theory for physics would have to be written. It’s a strange fact that as modern day technology advances; it’s creating more questions rather than answering them.

 

Some people say that the LHC was a total waste of money (about $10 billion) and could have been better used. I say what better way to use this money than to answer the most profound questions about our universe and existence?

 

I think the YouTube video is a wonderful introduction to the work being done at CERN. It is a clear and concise explanation about particle physics and also elucidates on what is trying to be achieved.

 

Sorry if I babbling on, call me a ‘Geeky Escort’! There’s nothing sexier than a man who can talk science after a great session in the sack!

 

CJ

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I came home this evening to find my kitchen table missing- absolutely vanished, into thin air! If this is not proof that that infernal machine has already caused micro black holes which are AS WE SPEAK floating around, swallowing up furniture & stuff, then I don't know what is. We are all doomed, DOOMED! Someone must invade France at once and stop this Weapon of Mass Destruction! Did you hear me George? It's a WMD! Get it, George! Get it!

 

oh... will this tirade cause this whole thread to be moved to the politics forum? Talk about Black Holes...

 

 

La Trix

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>I came home this evening to find my kitchen table missing-

>absolutely vanished, into thin air! If this is not proof that

>that infernal machine has already caused micro black holes

>which are AS WE SPEAK floating around, swallowing up furniture

>& stuff, then I don't know what is. We are all doomed,

>DOOMED! Someone must invade France at once and stop this

>Weapon of Mass Destruction! Did you hear me George? It's a

>WMD! Get it, George! Get it!

>

>oh... will this tirade cause this whole thread to be moved to

>the politics forum? Talk about Black Holes...

>

>

>La Trix

 

Monsieur Trix,

 

Are the House of Representatives still serving 'Freedom Fries' and 'Freedom Toast'??? I thought they took that off the menu already? :-)

 

Besides Americans have a love affair with France. I can't walk the streets of Paris without hearing a Californian, Deep-South or New Yorker accent.

 

CJ

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I used to live in Geneva and watched as they constructed the installation known as CERN. This was many years ago and it has taken a long time to come to fruition. What always fascinated me was the fact that they were building this contraption which, at the extreme, might possibly create a black hole of some undetermined size that could suck things into it.

 

This conjured up the image of all the hidden deposits in Swiss banks held on behalf of corrupt politicians abroad and other assorted criminals being sucked into oblivion. What a PR disaster for the Swiss banks! I imagine they must have sent out letters to their faithful depositors assuring them that all would go well with this historic experiment! :7

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>"Large Hardon Collider" Funniest thing here in months!

 

Would you prefer a Hammer?

 

An enormous space rock could crash into Earth by 2135 because NASA’s spacecraft — designed to protect our planet — will not be able to deflect it, scientists have warned.

 

NASA’s Hammer (Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) craft is meant to be able to steer huge rocks away so they will not crash into Earth.

 

The Hammer craft is also able to destroy asteroids with nuclear bombs, but this is not the preferred option because of the possible disastrous consequences.

 

But scientists have ruled the craft “inadequate,” saying it will not be able to redirect the asteroid named Bennu.

 

In a new study, published in Acta Astronautica, academics who work alongside NASA’s scientists concluded that “using a single Hammer spacecraft as a battering ram would prove inadequate for deflecting an object like Bennu.”

 

Kirsten Howley, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, said using the small Hammer spacecraft could have “dire consequences” on Earth.

 

Asteroid Bennu is as wide as five football fields, weights approximately 174 billion pounds and is 1,664 times as heavy as the Titanic.

 

Bennu has a one in 2,700 chance of striking Earth on September 25, 2135, according to the Metro.

 

NASA’s Hammer craft is just 29 feet tall, weighing almost nine tons.

 

Scientists have estimated the asteroid could release as much as 80,000 times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb.

 

She said: “The study aims to help us shorten the response timeline when we do see a clear and present danger so we can have more options to deflect it.

 

“The ultimate goal is to be ready to protect life on Earth.”

 

The team ruled that blasting Bennu could be NASA’s only option to keep Earth safe.

 

Hammer was devised by top experts, including NASA, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and two Energy Department weapons labs, according to Buzzfeed.

 

Scientists plan to present the asteroid-blasting system at a conference for asteroid experts in Japan this May.

 

Who wants to have an end of the World PARTY?!!!! :+ :+ :+
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