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Recreating the Big Bang

Unread postby Ziner » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:39 pm

Does this freak anyone out just a little bit? I am sure the odds of something happening arent very good and as they assure us, nothing could happen. However for some reason that doesnt 100% assure me. When a potential side effect is a matter sucking black hole is this really that great of an idea???

http://news.yahoo.com/story//nf/20080908/tc_nf/61725
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Re: Recreating the Big Bang

Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:51 am

Ziner wrote:Does this freak anyone out just a little bit? I am sure the odds of something happening arent very good and as they assure us, nothing could happen. However for some reason that doesnt 100% assure me. When a potential side effect is a matter sucking black hole is this really that great of an idea???

http://news.yahoo.com/story//nf/20080908/tc_nf/61725


Doesn't do much to frighten me. The amount of energy required to create a black hole that could suck up the Earth is far more than what these guys are producing. We're talking about microscopic sizes here. There'd have to be a massive amount of energy fed into these things for something really bad to happen.

Some scientists were concerned nearly 65 years ago when the first nuclear bomb was detonated. They thought it would cause a chain reaction that would eventually cause all the hydrogen nuclei throughout the universe to split and make everything go up in a really big bang. Didn't happen.

We humans like to overestimate our own power for destruction and comprehension of the universe.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:18 am

Huge day for science. In the long run, it could surpass the human genome project as greatest scientific achievement.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:01 am

Sounds almost like the plot of a book I just read...
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Unread postby Ziner » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:38 am

well we didnt die... great success (in borat voice)
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