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The right man in the wrong place

One of the big headlines in the news right now is the launch of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. The facility is meant to accelerate and collide subatomic particles in order to recreate conditions that were present at the start of the universe so that the interactions of these particles can be studied.

One of the (somewhat ridiculous) concerns coming out of this experiment is that the collision could cause the end of the world (by creating a black hole, or god knows what else). While this concern has been thoroughly refuted several times by people more qualified than me, the folks at Reddit and Fark have taken a different approach to addressing them.

Click here to see what I mean.

Sound advice, all things considered.

5 comments

5 Responses to “The right man in the wrong place”

  1. PenPen says:

    I dunno, I’m perhaps one of the guys who doesn’t want technology to advance so far that it starts to hit us back.

  2. KK says:

    How’s it that people is still paranoid of this? The freakin’ energy our planet can generate is too damned insignificant compared to what black holes need to actually exist.

    And hahahaha @ link.

  3. Lazy Wind says:

    I used the possibility of the LHC destroying the world as an excuse not to exercise yesterday

  4. Oro says:

    I was kinda hoping the world would explode, or more accurately get sucked into itself. After all, the scientists have said there’s a 1 in a trillion chance they could have actually made a black hole, so eat your heart out KK.

  5. Shiny disguised as a mudkip says:

    lol, end times.

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