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Big Bang Machine' Set to Start Up Wednesday
Foxnews.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | Unattributed (Associated Press)

Posted on 09/08/2008 1:36:08 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

GENEVA — It's been called an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe — or dangerous tampering with nature that could spell doomsday.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: endoftheworld; goodnightmrscalabash; hadroncollider; largehadroncollider; lhc; stringtheory
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This should be interesting.
1 posted on 09/08/2008 1:36:10 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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2 posted on 09/08/2008 1:38:06 PM PDT by dubie
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I didn’t want to be 44 years old anyway.


3 posted on 09/08/2008 1:39:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Aieeeeeeeee, we’re a-gonna dieeeeeee.

That, or bupkis will happen.


4 posted on 09/08/2008 1:39:04 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Such a remarkably bad idea.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 1:39:54 PM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

“We all will probably die with something sooner or later”


6 posted on 09/08/2008 1:40:23 PM PDT by steveo (Don't be a Sarahphobe!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I’ll make sure to get all my sins confessed up, just to be sure.

If the world is going to end, maybe now isn’t such a bad time to do so. :-)


7 posted on 09/08/2008 1:41:00 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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8 posted on 09/08/2008 1:43:19 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Preliminary results are positive...........

9 posted on 09/08/2008 1:43:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

But what if you had an “impure thought” upon leaving the confessional?...............


10 posted on 09/08/2008 1:44:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

“Looks like I picked a bad time to stop sniffing glue...”


11 posted on 09/08/2008 1:46:56 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
OK, I gotta ask. How can recreating the “Big Bang” benefit mankind?
12 posted on 09/08/2008 1:47:41 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I’ve read this a couple times over the last year and still see no value in this experiment...what a waste of money.


13 posted on 09/08/2008 1:47:45 PM PDT by oust the louse (NOT voting this November is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama....think about that.)
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To: cripplecreek
I didn’t want to be 44 years old anyway.

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

(Smoke 'em if you got 'em.)

14 posted on 09/08/2008 1:48:06 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; All

If anything should go wrong with the space-time continuum on Wednesday, I just want you to know that I love you all.


15 posted on 09/08/2008 1:48:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
"This releases an enormous amount of energy that liberates thousands of quarks and gluons normally imprisoned inside the nucleus. Quarks and gluons then form a kind of thick soup that we call the quark-gluon plasma."

But will it pop popcorn?

16 posted on 09/08/2008 1:49:58 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

If Al Gore didn’t have the necessary mass and density to destroy the world, I’m not worried about this machine.


17 posted on 09/08/2008 1:51:16 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SIDENET

Now I know why the bill collectors are so anxious all of a sudden.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 1:55:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
University of Manchester particle physicist and former rock star Brian Cox replied, "Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a tw**."

Particle physicist/rock star! I’ll bet he fights crime in secret too.

19 posted on 09/08/2008 1:55:22 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The pride and the arrogance of certain scientists who think that THEY will be the ones to find out the secret of the universe! One more particle. One more string. One more element in the theory and eureka we’ll have it!

They aren’t going to create any black hole. They won’t know what they’ll create, but in all probability, they will rush to announce to the world that they’ve discovered something revolutionary.


20 posted on 09/08/2008 1:57:03 PM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: 6SJ7
"This releases an enormous amount of energy that liberates thousands of quarks and gluons normally imprisoned inside the nucleus. Quarks and gluons then form a kind of thick soup that we call the quark-gluon plasma."

If this little M-F suddenly shows up, we are all SO screwed:
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21 posted on 09/08/2008 1:57:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (If Ronald Reagan were with us today, he'd say "Vote McCain/Palin, & Win One More for the Gipper!!!")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

My husband has been anxiously awaiting this - almost to the point of obsession. He starts talking about it and my eyes glaze over.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 1:58:46 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

This will be the biggest non-event since Y2K.


23 posted on 09/08/2008 2:00:07 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: BooksForTheRight.com
The pride and the arrogance of certain scientists who think that THEY will be the ones to find out the secret of the universe! One more particle. One more string. One more element in the theory and eureka we’ll have it!

Your attitude is disgusting and is precisely why Europe is building the LHC and why China's economy is growing at astronomical rates, while American students can't get into American graduate schools.

You apparently want to let others do the thinking for Americans.

24 posted on 09/08/2008 2:00:31 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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25 posted on 09/08/2008 2:01:29 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: oust the louse
I’ve read this a couple times over the last year and still see no value in this experiment...what a waste of money.

That's precisely what critics of atomic physics were saying in the 1930s. Fortunately, Adolf Hitler agreed with you and Franklin Roosevelt didn't.

26 posted on 09/08/2008 2:03:29 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Good post. Those folks have stopped thinking a long time ago. A book tells them all they need to know. Why investigate anything?


27 posted on 09/08/2008 2:03:53 PM PDT by Textide
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To: DJ Taylor
OK, I gotta ask. How can recreating the “Big Bang” benefit mankind?

By contributing enormously to our understanding of quantum physics. If you use a computer or consume electricity, this just might be important.

28 posted on 09/08/2008 2:05:35 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Much ado about nothing, for two reasons. First, the test on Wednesday only fires particles in one direction. There will be no collisions that might trigger a black hole or the other fears some have expressed. Second, everyone knows that the end of the world is schedule for Dec. 21, 2012 so obviously there’s nothing to worry about right now.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 2:07:02 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

30 posted on 09/08/2008 2:08:30 PM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: MeanMachine

Why do you say this is a remarkably bad idea? Because they might find something that we don’t already know exists?


31 posted on 09/08/2008 2:09:24 PM PDT by NCPAC
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To: DJ Taylor
OK, I gotta ask. How can recreating the “Big Bang” benefit mankind?

Because it will create a whole new universe of stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. If it is a bad universe full of bad stuff we can ship the liberal/progressive hippies off to it.

32 posted on 09/08/2008 2:09:24 PM PDT by techcor
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To: Army Air Corps; AdmSmith; bvw; callisto; ckilmer; dandelion; ganeshpuri89; gobucks; KevinDavis; ...
Thanks Army Air Corps. Historically, the "Marge Hadron Collider" was a failure, and obviously was further along in the alphabet. Okay, so, I'm not makin' sense now. What else is new?

33 posted on 09/08/2008 2:11:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: mkjessup

Imagine him as the Fed chairman.


34 posted on 09/08/2008 2:14:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. - BTTT

35 posted on 09/08/2008 2:18:08 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Our hockey mom can beat up your community organizer.)
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To: DJ Taylor

Well shoot, the first one benefited us, no? :-)


36 posted on 09/08/2008 2:20:02 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Astronomers Deal Blow To Quantum Theories Of Time, Space, Gravity
Space Daily | Huntsville - Mar 28, 2003 | Editorial Staff
Posted on 03/28/2003 5:49:29 PM PST by vannrox
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/878827/posts

A Two-Time Universe?
Physicist Explores How Second Dimension of Time Could Unify Physics Laws
PhysOrg | May 15, 2007 | Tom Siegfried
Posted on 05/20/2007 8:59:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1836975/posts

Why do we exist? Don’t look to the stubborn string theorists
Oregonian / Oregon Live ^ | Sunday, November 5, 2006 | James N. Gardner
Posted on 11/19/2006 7:38:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1741356/posts


37 posted on 09/08/2008 2:20:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: NCPAC

I have qualms about screwing with anti-matter, black holes, all that stuff. What’s the worst that could happen? heh


38 posted on 09/08/2008 2:20:47 PM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: vietvet67

That’s it!! You’ve got it!


39 posted on 09/08/2008 2:21:07 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: oust the louse
I would suggest reading Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension.

Most of the work is to develop a unified theory about gravity, forces, etc. This is what Einstein was working on after relativity until his death.

40 posted on 09/08/2008 2:22:10 PM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Hmmmm...I’ve read the book. That’s now how it ends. I’m not worried.

Colonel, USAFR


41 posted on 09/08/2008 2:23:01 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

If you go to the CERN website, they have a link to the
question about black-holes production, doomsday et al...

Apparently , their thinking goes, the collisions they will create in the
accelerator are LESS in energy than those created in
our atmosphere when much higher energy cosmic rays
hit our planet. The reasoning is that since those high
energy collisions haven’t caused black hole cascades,
it probably won’t occur at CERN...but then again...who
knows what happens in a closed space, rather than in the
atmosphere?

My guess, is that the experiments will reveal another, and
different set of “layers” of matter, and further confuse
our understanding....till the super solar system sized
accelerator is produced in the year 2525.


42 posted on 09/08/2008 2:25:55 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: DJ Taylor
OK, I gotta ask. How can recreating the “Big Bang” benefit mankind?

It could allow physicists to discover the Higgs boson. The Higgs field is (assuming the current standard model is correct, which it may not be) what imparts mass to particles (some particles, such as photons, seem to not interact with the Higgs field, which is why they appear to have zero rest mass).

There are an almost endless number of advances that could result. Two examples are:

If we can control mass via the Higgs field, we could use it to evoke gravitational containment of hydrogen, giving us an easy path to fusion power. With the containment problem solved, the world's energy problems would be a thing of the past.

If we can control mass via the Higgs field, we could use it to eliminate the effective mass of a vehicle, giving us a sort of "antigravity". This would make a variety of activities, such as space launches, almost trivial.

43 posted on 09/08/2008 2:27:58 PM PDT by Technogeeb (The only good Russian is a dead Russian. Rest in Peace, Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Been nice knowing you all. Parting is such sweet sorrow and all that stuff...


44 posted on 09/08/2008 2:28:08 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Vote: mccain/PALIN 2008!!)
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To: Reaganesque

And wouldn’t you know it that the world ends just when it looks like the Cubs could actually win the World Series.


45 posted on 09/08/2008 2:30:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Army Air Corps
Imagine him [Quark] as the Fed chairman.

THAT would be more than worth the price of admission, lol
46 posted on 09/08/2008 2:38:52 PM PDT by mkjessup (If Ronald Reagan were with us today, he'd say "Vote McCain/Palin, & Win One More for the Gipper!!!")
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To: econjack

“Nothing will happen for at least four years,” retired German Otto Rossler told the Mail. “Then someone will spot a light ray coming out of the Indian Ocean during the night and no one will be able to explain it.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,418204,00.html

Yep, we’re screwed.


47 posted on 09/08/2008 2:40:31 PM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (Civilization is mortally wounded and something truly evil is being born to take its place(S. Coonts))
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To: Alter Kaker
You apparently want to let others do the thinking for Americans.

And when they do, it will be from a call center in New Delhi, telling us that what we need to do is to "reinstall Windows".
48 posted on 09/08/2008 2:41:19 PM PDT by mkjessup (If Ronald Reagan were with us today, he'd say "Vote McCain/Palin, & Win One More for the Gipper!!!")
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To: mkjessup

Also, imagine him as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee or as the head honcho of the OMB.


49 posted on 09/08/2008 2:51:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MeanMachine

Says who?

Nothing good or groundbreaking ever comes without risk.

Fire it up, I say.


50 posted on 09/08/2008 3:01:40 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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