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Postby Guru13 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:55 am

well that's pretty crazy, some super huge atom smasher, actually quite interesting if you like that kind of thing.

By DOUGLAS BIRCH, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 28, 3:08 PM ET



MEYRIN, Switzerland - The most powerful atom-smasher ever built could make some bizarre discoveries, such as invisible matter or extra dimensions in space, after it is switched on in August.

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But some critics fear the Large Hadron Collider could exceed physicists' wildest conjectures: Will it spawn a black hole that could swallow Earth? Or spit out particles that could turn the planet into a hot dead clump?




http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080628/ap_ ... y_collider
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby knapplc » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:53 am

I will admit to a bit of hesitancy regarding this latest and greatest smasher. I've read the explanation behind why a black hole created by such a smasher couldn't really destroy the earth, and overall I buy into it, but all the same, I'm thinking this kind of stuff is a bit dangerous. Much of what they're trying to do is still theory, and what if their theory about any possible black hole winking out of existence before it does much harm is wrong?

I wonder if this thing is going to be up and running in 2012? :-? :-b
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby eagles21 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:23 pm

:-o :-b

I'm sure we'll be fine. This all sounds really cool, and I hope they discover some of that stuff. IT would be awesome to finally get some answers to the mysteries of the universe.
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby Metroid » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:33 pm

Dude have you guys seen The Mist?

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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby eagles21 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:00 pm

Metroid wrote:Dude have you guys seen The Mist?

:-B


8-o

Hole crap I didn't make the connection! Just watched it on Friday. :-o
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:43 pm

Metroid wrote:Dude have you guys seen The Mist?


no
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby Metroid » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:19 pm

eagles21 wrote:Hole crap...

Say what? :-b
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby eagles21 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:23 pm

Metroid wrote:
eagles21 wrote:Hole crap...

Say what? :-b


Whoops. :-b
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby aaawall91 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:50 pm

I fail to understand how this will benefit us practically, but I guess a better understanding of the universe will benefit in the long run.

I ain't skerd by no holey thing ;-D
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Re: Scientist trying to end the world?

Postby Metroid » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:58 pm

aaawall91 wrote:I ain't skerd by no holey thing ;-D

Oh you will be.....you will be.
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