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Old 09-02-2008, 12:48 AM
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Default The LHC Will Destroy the World? Think Again.

Nine days from today, September 1st, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be switched on. This is the world's largest particle accelerator, and so far it is making a few people nervous. The main fear people have with the LHC is that it will produce mBHs (Micro-Black Holes), that will grow in size consuming the Earth in a matter of seconds. Though, this would be impossible for quite a few reasons.

1. If you take a look at Hawking's Radiation, the radiation that the black hole puts off would be enough to dissolve it in a matter of micro seconds.
2. Even if the black hole increased in size, it cannot consume more matter than what was initially used to create it. That and it's gravitational pull would stay the same.
3. The Earth is hit with rays much stronger than the ones produced in the LHC on a daily basis, and has been for billions of years. We haven't been destroyed yet.

If my words don't sway you, just read this article.

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: The LHC Will Destroy the World? Think Again.

Didn't they switch this thing on in May? I thought this whole thing had blown over by now..,
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Didn't they switch this thing on in May? I thought this whole thing had blown over by now..,
I guess not. But anyway, I highly doubt that they would turn something on if they hadn't checked again and again to make sure it wasn't a doomsday device. Then again, one miscalculation and the Fat Man bomb would've turned the planet into a parking lot.
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Default Re: The LHC Will Destroy the World? Think Again.

Year 8 Science really doesn't prepare you for these things... :/

But anyway... Well. If there was a major possibility of this happening, like... over 25% or something, a figure that could sway members of the UN or whomever makes the decision for the go ahead, I don't think they'd do it?

Interesting though. But why make a particle accelerator? I'd want to prove the Absolute Zero is Impossible To Reach theory wrong.
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Year 8 Science really doesn't prepare you for these things... :/

But anyway... Well. If there was a major possibility of this happening, like... over 25% or something, a figure that could sway members of the UN or whomever makes the decision for the go ahead, I don't think they'd do it?

Interesting though. But why make a particle accelerator? I'd want to prove the Absolute Zero is Impossible To Reach theory wrong.
They're trying to recreate the first few seconds after the Big Bang on a smaller scale.
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Year 8 Science really doesn't prepare you for these things... :/

But anyway... Well. If there was a major possibility of this happening, like... over 25% or something, a figure that could sway members of the UN or whomever makes the decision for the go ahead, I don't think they'd do it?

Interesting though. But why make a particle accelerator? I'd want to prove the Absolute Zero is Impossible To Reach theory wrong.
Actually that's already been proven. Yeah, they made a refridgerator that can reach absolute zero. And guess what happened. Time literally froze. Yeah, turns out temperature is the secret to time control.
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Actually that's already been proven. Yeah, they made a refridgerator that can reach absolute zero. And guess what happened. Time literally froze. Yeah, turns out temperature is the secret to time control.


Well, Absolute Zero causes particles to stop moving, so yeah.. :/ Time would 'stop' I guess?

Absolute Zero, could be the cause for the freezing of ancient men? Y'know, we just find their remains and stuff. Well, Cryotanks (stuff of teh futures) would operate on a method or theory similar to this yes?

I wonder how you make the big bang 'smaller'? O.o;
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I was expecting the time travelers to hop out when they first turned it on.

What's the delay?
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Geeze, I'm going to die on my birthday, pleasant thought. " Mom, pass the birt-"

I honestly think this is getting more rep., than needed. But then again December 2012 is too.

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Uh, guys. If it was supposed to be turned on on September 1st, and it's September 6th...
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Uh, guys. If it was supposed to be turned on on September 1st, and it's September 6th...
Maybe they forgot? :P

Nine days from "today, September 1st" means the 10th or 11th, depending on how you count it. I'd say 11th.

... OH, WONDERFUL IDEA, GUYS.
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Crud they turn this thing on after my b-day <.<
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Crud they turn this thing on after my b-day <.<
They already turned it on. They turned it on on September 1st, it's Spetember 6th now. We're not dead. Therefore, the LFC is not a doomsday device.
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Uh, guys. If it was supposed to be turned on on September 1st, and it's September 6th...
Uh, it will be turned on September 10th.

Yeah.

"Nine days from today, September 1st," as in, I created this thread on September 1st.
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Default Re: The LHC Will Destroy the World? Think Again.

Not back; just here for a PM check... But I decided to post a bit. xD

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Actually that's already been proven. Yeah, they made a refridgerator that can reach absolute zero. And guess what happened. Time literally froze. Yeah, turns out temperature is the secret to time control.
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You're just learning this... now...? This perfectly explains why absolute zero is usually next to impossible, if not, impossible, or by other means that I do not know of.

What is the main goal of this LHC thing? I went to Wikipedia to try and find out, but I'm half asleep right now, and can't understand much.


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