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Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by FancyDarcy » 2018-10-02 02:04am

I just read some alarming news today, apparently the LHC could create strangelets or shrink the Earth and create a black hole, or even tear the fabric of the universe.

This sounds pretty freaky especially as I just dreamt of the world ending last night, is anyone else worried about this? I heard some discussion on this subject years ago, but never thought much of it until now, as it's behind posted on the mainstream media now.

https://www.sciencealert.com/cosmologis ... ts-lhc/amp

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... erator/amp

What's going on? Have the scientists of the LHC just discovered a cataclysm coming our way? I've noticed this just happened after the FBI sent armed men and helicopters over to a solar observatory apparently because they found CP on the janitors computer. I mean, that sounds a bit excessive, they even shot shut down the local post office.

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by AniThyng » 2018-10-02 02:12am

The answers to your questions in the form of rebuttals from CERN are literally given to you in both your articles.
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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by FancyDarcy » 2018-10-02 02:21am

AniThyng wrote:
2018-10-02 02:12am
The answers to your questions in the form of rebuttals from CERN are literally given to you in both your articles.
I read those, but what if they're covering something up? It just seems so unusual and ominous that media would start reporting this out of the blue. What if Lord Martin knew something he wasn't allowed to tell us? I dreamed last night of the sun rising in the West and suddenly the Earth being crushed and annihilated but I can't remember most of it.

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by bilateralrope » 2018-10-02 02:48am

You're a bit late for that panic. It's already been running for years with no problems.

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by FancyDarcy » 2018-10-02 03:30am

bilateralrope wrote:
2018-10-02 02:48am
You're a bit late for that panic. It's already been running for years with no problems.
It's not the old panic, it's all this fresh bread that's bothering me. Is possible that they've been "brewing" strangelets or a black hole for a few years all this time whilst they thought they'd be able to keep it under control, but perhaps it got out of control and now it's going to explore and consume everything in some time?

I mean, otherwise I don't understand all this fresh drama. It's honestly pretty frightening, the guy mentioning this is a leading scientist, one of the best of the best. If he doesn't know what he's talking about, does anyone?

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-10-02 04:00am

It's apparent you don't.

Like Pope once observed, a deeper dive into the pool of knowledge is all that's necessary to calm you.
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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by bilateralrope » 2018-10-02 04:28am

Something I heard a few years ago was that the collisions they are creating in the LHC happen in the upper atmosphere all the time.

As for all this new panic, it looks like Martin Rees is doing so for his own profit. Because the panic he is whipping up will sell copies of his book.

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by Sky Captain » 2018-10-03 11:43am

bilateralrope wrote:
2018-10-02 04:28am
Something I heard a few years ago was that the collisions they are creating in the LHC happen in the upper atmosphere all the time.
Yeah, cosmic rays bombard atmosphere all the time often with energies orders of magnitude greater than particle accelerators can reach. If something catastrophic involving particle accelerator could happen it already would have happened long time ago in nature.

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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-10-03 02:21pm

Sky Captain wrote:
2018-10-03 11:43am
bilateralrope wrote:
2018-10-02 04:28am
Something I heard a few years ago was that the collisions they are creating in the LHC happen in the upper atmosphere all the time.
Yeah, cosmic rays bombard atmosphere all the time often with energies orders of magnitude greater than particle accelerators can reach. If something catastrophic involving particle accelerator could happen it already would have happened long time ago in nature.
It's always good to remember that our planet, mundane as it seems, is still a part of a really big universe that's got a LOT of energy going on all around and through it. We've a VERY long ways to go before we get anywhere near the sheer amount of pure sunlight that hits the Earth every day, for example. The LHC is impressive, but in terms of even planetary energy levels, it's barely a blip.
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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-10-03 04:17pm

Except as fodder for half-baked psuedoscience conspiracy hypothoses.
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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by Sea Skimmer » 2018-10-05 05:26pm

This seems like a sockpuppet account
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Re: Could the LHC destroy the Earth?

Post by Iroscato » 2018-10-05 06:17pm

Sea Skimmer wrote:
2018-10-05 05:26pm
This seems like a sockpuppet account
It's literally a sock of Archinist, but I guess he's not made enough noise to be given the boot again so far. I don't mind tbh, he's a bit of wacky fun.
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