Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Its the end of the world as we know it!.....????
I'm sure most of you have seen something about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Its basically the worlds largest particle accelerator. At around 10 Billion Dollars this thing ain't cheap. Its contained underground is like 17miles in circumference. What this thing is designed to do is basically speed up protons, sending some going one way, and others going the other using various electro magnets and other crazy shit to bend them around this track and slam them together in an effort to better understand things like gravity, mass, and a bunch of theories people have come up with over the years. Theories, not laws, not rules, shit some guys sat around probably stoned and said you know I can bet find out how mass is achieved by slamming particles together flying around at near light speed. Other theories like nuclear fusion and stuff I really don't fully understand are also going to be tested. So along with this great technological creation comes great power. Possibly the power to destroy the earth! There are tons of scientist and experts against this project. Stating that this may be able to create small stable black holes, hypothetical things called strangelets, magnetic monopoles, and vacuum bubbles. Its even gone so far as some of the people working on the project have said it is possible and that the black holes should disappear due to some theory called Hawking Radiation. So something might happen, that might be contained by something that hasn't been proven to even exists....sounds great to me. Do I think anything will happen that is terrible, probably not. But as history shows when we start fucking with the most powerful sciences on earth sometimes it comes back to bite us in the ass. Especially when we are dealing with items, theories, properties, etc. that we are not sure to be true, false, exists, etc.