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The end of the World Could be near!
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Posted 9/3/08 , edited 9/3/08
Check this article I thought my friend was kidding when he told me about it.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article1630897.ece

What do you guys think?
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Posted 9/3/08
lol i dont buy it.
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Posted 9/3/08
i've read that on the other thread. hopefully nothing happens.
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I've heard about this. The LHC finished it's final cooling cycle (there is a lot of machine there that needs to be cooled to nearly Absolute Zero) on August 8th. They began "test injections" shortly after that. Test injections are exactly that, they send a small cluster of particles whirling around the Collider to make sure the machine can maintain proper power levels, cooling, particle orbit, etc. No collisions occuring at any point.

The first actual particle collision (when they whirl particle group A around to nearly the speed of light and then inject particle B in it's path) is not scheduled until October 21st. When they do finally do a collision, all the various end of the world type scenarios that paranoid types like to go on about has all been summed up when they first started the project and posed the theoretical models and simulations of the event. They gave the likelyhood of a catastrophic reaction occuring a "non-zero chance." It could happen in the same way that anything utterly chaotic or defying the laws of physics could happen (gravity suddenly reversing, all light suddenly solidifying, me waving my hand and causing earthquakes).

So yes, the world might end as a result of this. The chances are so slim that it's barely able to be mentioned seriously by the scientists at CERN. But here's a fun fact: when the US tested the first Hydrogen Bomb during the Cold War, the scientists working on it and who briefed the president on the issue gave it a 50% chance of igniting the hydrogen in the atomosphere and causing an unstoppable nuclear reaction that would incinerate all life right off the face of the planet.

Besides... even if the LHC does kill us all, at least Mankind will have been exterminated in the pursuit of answers to the workings of the Universe and not something stupid like nuclear war.
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Posted 9/3/08
they said the end of the world would be in 2002....that basically says everything
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Posted 9/3/08

eX_ZION wrote:

Check this article I thought my friend was kidding when he told me about it.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article1630897.ece

What do you guys think?


Congratulations on being like 3 months late.
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Well then. Nice meeting you all.
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Posted 9/3/08

ThothTheScribe wrote:

So yes, the world might end as a result of this. The chances are so slim that it's barely able to be mentioned seriously by the scientists at CERN. But here's a fun fact: when the US tested the first Hydrogen Bomb during the Cold War, the scientists working on it and who briefed the president on the issue gave it a 50% chance of igniting the hydrogen in the atomosphere and causing an unstoppable nuclear reaction that would incinerate all life right off the face of the planet.

Besides... even if the LHC does kill us all, at least Mankind will have been exterminated in the pursuit of answers to the workings of the Universe and not something stupid like nuclear war.


i liek how you think there and us dying from something other than killing each other. oh well atleast will know that splitting particles was not a good idea. hopefully next mankind can learn from mistakes. they better like history
Posted 9/3/08
The end of the world could be near? XD
please. what is this? the 50th time someone said the world is going to end? It was supposed to end about 6 months ago. But look at us now

So you see, we win D:
Posted 9/3/08
In the name of SCIENCE!

I'm all for it but we humans need to understand that the universe is beyond our control. We are always trying to control something beyond our capabilities. But, you know the old saying; It's not over till the fat lady sings.
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Posted 9/3/08
so much the end of the world thread
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Posted 9/3/08
my teacher told me about this today but she didnt tell me it could destroy the planet!!!!!!!!!!!! that machine is a piece of SH!T
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Posted 9/3/08
Nah, I think we'll be fine.
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Posted 9/3/08
.............and so is my half empty coffee mug.
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