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.

9 comments:

nyphon said...

no risk, no reward

Prime said...

i don't know anything about the hawking whatever, and didn't really understand much of the blog.....but i can't see anything positive coming from creating black holes. if youve seen event horizon, you know this is a dumb idea.....

Staboski said...

prime, boski was thinking the same thing...."Dr. Weir...oh my god, what happened to your eyes?"
"Where we're going we don't need eyes!"

term said...
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term said...

this is the first step to maybe proving the big bang really happened, which means i am for it.

bottom line is: we don't know shit about the deep levels of quantum physics. For example, most advanced physicist believe that "dark matter" exists, which is unmeasurable (directly measurable) and invisible. it simply has to exist for the universe to operate how it does.

what i am trying to get at is: we don't know what the fuck is gonna happen, so predictions about black holes is null and void. i agree with boon.

the only thing i disagree with is that we should invest this kind of money in a fusion reactor. currently one exists, but it is too small to contain the reaction for more than 30 seconds, which means it cannot sustain itself. if a bigger reactor was built, we could contain the reaction long enough for it to power itself and all the world's energy problems are all the sudden answered. then invest all the money saved from that into the proton accelerator.

Staboski said...

again i'm not saying i'm against it, I do support it. but I'm simply stating shit could go terribly wrong. I'm all for the no risk no reward ideaology...but these are risk that could...and I mean this is a big "could" possibly bring along the destruction of the world. Again i'm not expert and I'm only going by what the "experts" are saying. But even there the "experts" have only posted theories, none of this shit as been studied this in-depth before. But on a good note this thing is in Europe, so maybe the Black Hole will just suck all them up and that my friends will put the US national soccer team in the top 10!

Prime said...

I wasn't going to tell you this.... I've been listening to the distress signal, and I, um, think I made a mistake in the translation.....I thought it said "liberate me" - "save me." But it's not "me." It's "liberate tutame" - "save yourself." And it gets worse.....I think that says "ex inferis." "Save yourself... from hell." Look, if what Doctor Weir tells us is true, this ship has been beyond the boundaries of our universe, of known scientific reality. Who knows where it's been, what it's seen. Or what it's brought back with it.
Miller: From hell.

arod1126 said...

scariest movie watching experience of all time. everyone was asleep and i was watching it alone in the dark. dont think ive seen it since then, so i dont really know how scary it actually is

Staboski said...

agreed pex, and I'm sure prime will probably agree as well.....I got it on DVD next time you are home