Monday, September 08, 2008

LHC is most definitely a ticking time bomb, or not... [article link]

Again, I can't stress how excited I am about this project, and how DISAPPOINTED I will be if it turns out to be a dud... I think I spend every day in an office waiting for something exciting to happen, like perhaps Moshiach coming or the revelation of G-d, and I'm generally bored out of my mind with my life. Yes, I have my constants in life which are wonderful [wife, son, family, few friends], but I can't believe the most exciting thing outside of my family is hearing over and over again how Obama is a socialist (and he is), or what McCain or Palin said. This is a very sad life, and I wish something more exciting were going on in the world -- something I can believe in.

Geneva (Switzerland) - When the LHC is switched on in less than two days, Switzerland may finally pay the ultimate price for never having chosen sides. In this case, for deciding not to choose to walk on the side of caution. That is, if what many scientists, watchdog groups and concerned activists believe is about to happen. The worst case doomsday scenario resulting from the operation of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) involves the total destruction of the Earth within minutes or days of the planned online time. The best case doomsday scenarios involve a slow poisoning of the Earth through unexpected radioactive emissions. So, is the sky really falling? No, because many scientists believe that all such fears are unfounded and even silly.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should stop reporting the news, and go back to writing about how much you hate yourself.

Zoe Strickman said...

Hah! Doesn't writing a blog also include the ability to keep track of what news I find exciting and what news I find disgusting? From your perspective, that gives you an inside eye into my inner interests, something that not even many of my friends have. Further, from a personal perspective, the blog is also a diary that I keep for myself, and thus the news entries remind me of what I found of interest. Should be fun to look back over years in the future. Take, for example, Google Books! I blogged about it some time ago about how excited I was about it. Now, in my mind, it has become a disappointment.

Zoe Strickman said...

Further, if this thing destroyed the earth (or much of it) and this post survived, wouldn't it be cool for people of the future to look back and say, "they never had a clue what was coming." ...food for thought.

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