Skip to comments.Big Bang Machine' Set to Start Up Wednesday
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.
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I didn’t want to be 44 years old anyway.
Aieeeeeeeee, we’re a-gonna dieeeeeee.
That, or bupkis will happen.
Such a remarkably bad idea.
“We all will probably die with something sooner or later”
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. :-)
Preliminary results are positive...........
But what if you had an “impure thought” upon leaving the confessional?...............
“Looks like I picked a bad time to stop sniffing glue...”
I’ve read this a couple times over the last year and still see no value in this experiment...what a waste of money.
Well, it was nice while it lasted.
(Smoke 'em if you got 'em.)
If anything should go wrong with the space-time continuum on Wednesday, I just want you to know that I love you all.
But will it pop popcorn?
If Al Gore didn’t have the necessary mass and density to destroy the world, I’m not worried about this machine.
Now I know why the bill collectors are so anxious all of a sudden.
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! Ill bet he fights crime in secret too.
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.
My husband has been anxiously awaiting this - almost to the point of obsession. He starts talking about it and my eyes glaze over.
This will be the biggest non-event since Y2K.
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.
That's precisely what critics of atomic physics were saying in the 1930s. Fortunately, Adolf Hitler agreed with you and Franklin Roosevelt didn't.
Good post. Those folks have stopped thinking a long time ago. A book tells them all they need to know. Why investigate anything?
By contributing enormously to our understanding of quantum physics. If you use a computer or consume electricity, this just might be important.
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.
Why do you say this is a remarkably bad idea? Because they might find something that we don’t already know exists?
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.
Imagine him as the Fed chairman.
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
Well shoot, the first one benefited us, no? :-)
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
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
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
I have qualms about screwing with anti-matter, black holes, all that stuff. What’s the worst that could happen? heh
That’s it!! You’ve got it!
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.
Hmmmm...I’ve read the book. That’s now how it ends. I’m not worried.
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
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.
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.
Been nice knowing you all. Parting is such sweet sorrow and all that stuff...
And wouldn’t you know it that the world ends just when it looks like the Cubs could actually win the World Series.
“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.”
Yep, we’re screwed.
Also, imagine him as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee or as the head honcho of the OMB.
Nothing good or groundbreaking ever comes without risk.
Fire it up, I say.