talking to myself

July 9, 2008

CERN particle accelerator

So I have been reading a LOT about the giant Hadron Collider…

And — all of the REPORTS keep drilling into everyone that it’s all hypothetical – and that the energy in space and time are constantly bombarding the earth with these energies millions of times a second. This may be true – BUT – it is also outside of our atmosphere. I have never heard of these energies being created inside or especially underground (where the accelerator is) – naturally. So… for them to say that these reactions and these ‘hypothetical’ situations are almost unfeasable … is crazy. they are completely feasable!!! We have NO idea what is going to happen when they turn it on. We are colliding hydrogen atoms together at almost light speeds in order to create new matter – look what happened when we split one atom. These collisions could do things that we have no idea. I feel like the report was somewhat vauge and their arguments is weak. (read it… tell me what you think…) It’s an experiment – exactly that. I am really interested to see what happens with this whole thing. For all they know – nothing could happen. For all they know – we could destroy the earth.
I am trying to find out exactly when this tentative date is that they plan on turning this thing on so that Sarah and I can have a “possible end of the world” party. They are waiting for all of the magnets to cool down to 1.9 degrees above absolute zero. Once that happens, they’ll turn it on. Does anyone know when this is supposed to be?? There is nothing on their website that says the timeline…..



    29 days till they turn it on to test and study the beams. They plan to do the first collisions a month or two after that.

    Comment by Brian Gefrich — July 9, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

  2. is leading legal efforts before US Federal Courts to require reasonable proof of safety before high energy collissions begin. Such collission are still at least several months away.

    Learn more at

    Comment by jtankers — July 9, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

  3. US federal courts through the case out stating that there was no standing to bring the action because it was outside the US jurisdiction. Its all go ahead for the 10th of September!

    End of world party sounds appropriate, was nice while it lasted…

    Comment by Chris — August 22, 2008 @ 8:32 am

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