Skip to comments.Meet Evans the Atom, who will end the world on Wednesday (Experiment:Uncover Secrets of 'Big Bang')
Posted on 09/08/2008 4:02:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The man behind the worlds biggest scientific experiment, which critics claim could cause the end of the world, is a Welsh miners son who has admitted blowing things up as a child.
Dr Lyn Evans, who has been dubbed Evans the Atom, will this week switch on a giant particle accelerator designed to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang.
But the 63-year-old physicist revealed yesterday that his passion for science was fuelled by the relatively small bangs he had created with his chemistry set at his council house in Aberdare in the Welsh valleys.
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We are ‘ALL GONNA DIE’ again?
They spent so much money on this accelerator that there is no way they can get away without claiming that they discovered the Higgs Boson. They have a vested interest in making sure that they “discover” the Higgs, either by hook or crook.
You're an idiot and a cynical idiot. Otherwise, you wouldn't be accusing people you don't even know of corruption.
Welshman, eh? Too bad they built it in Geneva instead of Cardiff.
If you think about it, the Big Bang is awful unlikely. Try electrocity, not gravity.
Actually, given the current state of theoretical physics, his position isn’t so idiotic. 40 years without a testable prediction and ‘string theory’ is still considered science.
The only way Obama won’t lose—Earth destroyed.
Yeah, that way Torchwood could fix it. ;-)
Shrug. As long as it eats France first.
“But Dr Evans, the leader of the project, who has devoted 14 years of his life to building the vast particle accelerator, is dismissive of the doom-mongers.
In fact, he is so relaxed about the project, he even wears shorts to work”.
O.K., if he is wearing shorts to work then there is nothing to worry about here people.
Four years, December, 2012, the world is supposed to end. This critic says four years we see light beams coming out of the Indian Ocean after a quasar forms in the center of the planet. Coincidence?
AlpineKat is not worried.
This could move global warming off the front page.
Brit TV has no problem killing off important characters.
Yeah, right... We can assume academia is exempt from human nature.
I guess one way to prove their integrity would be if they conclude that it doesn’t exist. That might be a tall order, though, since I’ve heard quotes from various of the researchers that the Higgs DOES exist—it’s a certainty, and we’ve just got to prove it. Reading about this stuff, though, you don’t get the warm and fuzzies. Their interpretation of these experiments is often very subjective. They base their conclusions on consensus. I’m not sure how scientific that really is.
My local newspaper says that the collider will be fired up Wednesday to test the magnets only. Particle streams will be shot in one direction and then the other. Actual collisions won’t occur for about a month.
So true. I've been tempted to snoop around and see who will be replacing them, but I'm going to just wait and be surprised (pleasantly, I hope.....please!).
The whole point of the experiment is to try to get closer to the theoretical unification energy — the level of energy where particles become identical and electrical energy and gravity, as well as the strong and weak force, are indistinguishable. This is beleived to be 10(24) electron volts or 10(28) (100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) degrees C.
Is it possible to do it?
Not by any mechanism we can imagine, aside from the big bang. The Large Hadron Collider particles will collide at 1.4 x 10(13) electron volts. The unification energy might be 10(24) electron volts. This is 714,285,714,300 times the LHC’s energy.
If that is this wednesday, I can’t make it, I have an appointment. However, next week would be could for a world ending, I am not booked for anything, and the plus side is, we won’t ever have to worry about Obamaosama being President! Always a silver lining in there.
wall street journal headline:
world to end wednesday, stock market expected to take a hit
Numbers beyond comprehending. Not that smart people can’t calculate it properly. But can anyone understand what it really means?
We tried this in Texas: we had some glitches so we sent avocadoes and jalapenos going one way, tomatoes and onions the other, got great guacamole but also our funding pulled.
Perhaps he lives by Ffynnon Garw now:
“For some odd reason, lost in the mists of time, there's an extraordinary shortage of last names in Wales. Almost everyone seems to be a Williams, a Jones, or an Evans. To avoid widespread confusion, Welsh people often add an occupation to a name. For example, there was Williams the Petroleum, and Williams the Death. There was Jones the Bottle, and Jones the Prize Cabbage... which described his hobby and his personality. Evans the Bacon, and Evans the End of the World...”
I’m glad someone got it.
Then you’ve got one month to make your peace with God.
I wouldn’t bother writing a will.
You caught that coincidence too.?