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ndk 9th September 2008 01:24 PM

Will the world end tomorrow?
 
Will the world end tomorrow (10th Sept.) when the scientists fire up the 'CERN Atom Smasher' on the Swiss/French Border?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph...or_798280c.jpg

"Critics of the Large Hadron Collider - a 4.4 billion machine due to be switched on on 10th Septemper - have lodged a lawsuit at the European Court for Human Rights against the 20 countries, including the UK, that fund the project.

The device is designed to replicate conditions that existed just a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, and its creators hope it will unlock the secrets of how the universe began.

However, opponents fear the machine, which will smash pieces of atoms together at high speed and generate temperatures of more than a trillion degrees centigrade, may create a mini-black hole that could tear the earth apart."


More here : Legal bid to stop CERN atom smasher from 'destroying the world' - Telegraph


Discuss?

whitecat 9th September 2008 01:29 PM

I'm gonna fess up - I'm not working very hard today, just in case. :D

Dave Boulden 9th September 2008 01:44 PM

Perhaps I'll wear the old tin-foil hat for the day just in case ;)

saxman 9th September 2008 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ndk (Post 6512)
a 4.4 billion machine due to be switched on on 10th Septemper - have lodged a lawsuit at the European Court for Human Rights against the 20 countries, including the UK, that fund the project.

Do we get our money back if the earth is destroyed?

ndk 9th September 2008 02:24 PM

I would like to hope so Saxman.. 4.4 billion would buy a lot of stuff!

sureno 9th September 2008 02:33 PM

wow and we wouldn't even get to use omnisphere, could some one mail them explaining what a great injustice that would be and at least wait till the 16th of september before ending the world???

whitecat 9th September 2008 02:37 PM

Maybe Omnisphere doesn't really exist and/or isn't ready, and Spectrasonics is COUNTING on the end of the world... :D

ndk 9th September 2008 02:45 PM

If the world does end tomorrow then i wont get to see Doves on Friday or the soon to be Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow in October (both of which i have been waiting for years for). Can you put in your email as well Sureno?

sureno 9th September 2008 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by terminal3 (Post 6522)
Maybe Omnisphere doesn't really exist and/or isn't ready, and Spectrasonics is COUNTING on the end of the world...

yeah and the updates are obtainable from, a black hole near you:D
that article is quite daunting actually, from what they are saying is that if you can imagine a sand timer the black hole created will be the funnel part and the earths surface is the top of the sand when those final grains of sand get sucked through we'll be going with it:eek: i hope i have some decent pants on:confused: i had better swat up on my black hole movies such as 'event horizon" and may be practice my time traveling, it's been along time since i used the bunny suit. its funny how multi million dollar companies have such "pull" no one will stop this! Too much money has gone into it and there are probably some serious players involved who are very influential in what happens, come to think of it, what have you been doing recently Modz1? have you got the boys prepped to "take care of" the opposers:D

modz1 9th September 2008 02:55 PM

'Luigi and the Boys' at Heathrow now Sureno...

sureno 9th September 2008 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by modz1 (Post 6526)
'Luigi and the Boys' at Heathrow now Sureno...

oh no, i better keep a low profile thats near me, they might fancy a little extra head knocking to loosen up before the flight:confused:

saxman 9th September 2008 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ndk (Post 6512)
may create a mini-black hole that could tear the earth apart.

It seems it is not just mini-black holes that we need to worry about:eek:
From: Sun HPC Watercooler : Weblog
Quote:

The public concerns range from: (MBH) Blackholes, Expanded Quantum Wormholes (My favorite), Time-Distortions (second favorite), Strangelet Transitions (not likely), and let's not forget to mention, Complete Protonic Reversal! Even to this minute, the scientists are not sure about the potential outcomes! Stephen Hawking is unsure, in regard to 'Hawking Radiation', and it's affect upon the dissipation of (MBH) Blackholes!

whitecat 9th September 2008 03:43 PM

Well, I think we'll all be safe tomorrow, doing some additional reading, yes, they're flipping the standby switch tomorrow but the first particle collisions aren't happening until Oct 21st. Which puts me in a similar position to ndk, as I've got tickets to see M83 on Oct 22nd and I'd really like to be able to go that show.

sureno 9th September 2008 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman (Post 6532)
It seems it is not just mini-black holes that we need to worry about:eek:
From: Sun HPC Watercooler : Weblog

time distortions, damn and i just got my hardware synced, these are quite rad concepts! curious to see what happens

sureno 9th September 2008 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by terminal3 (Post 6535)
Well, I think we'll all be safe tomorrow, doing some additional reading, yes, they're flipping the standby switch tomorrow but the first particle collisions aren't happening until Oct 21st. Which puts me in a similar position to ndk, as I've got tickets to see M83 on Oct 22nd and I'd really like to be able to go that show.

yeah they also suggest it would take around 4 years for the initial black hole to suck in the world, they say its all what happens in the natural world, this might be true but the human race have a great way of ballsing things up


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