Doomsday Scenarios: The Large Hadron Collider

Every once in a while scientists get ready to try something that excites and scares the shit out of the world. It's happening again now with the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

As discussed in the New York Times opinion article linked above, some say the activation of this supercollider will bring a swift end to the world.

The juxtaposition of these images and explanations of huge and important instruments of science with the words of skeptics and doomsayers leads me to think of science fiction. A lot of science fiction.

What if the black holes that currently exist in the universe are each the result of long-gone civilizations getting a little too curious about the nature of the cosmos?

Some interesting concerns about the danger of the Large Hadron Collider can be read at Large Hadron Collider Concerns.


JTankers said...

CERNs web site states that we have not been destroyed by effects of cosmic rays and micro black holes will evaporate.

However, cosmic rays strike relatively stationary objects and results travel too fast to be captured by Earths gravity, while colliders smash particles head on, may focus all energy to a single point and can be captured by Earths gravity. Einsteins relativity theory predicts that micro black holes will not decay but instead only grow, and Hawking Radiation contradicts relativity, is unproven and is disputed by at least 3 peer reviewed studies that find no basis in science to support it.

The LHC Safety Assessment Group has been trying for months to prove safety without success. However science may still be a few years away from being able to prove safety or not.

Professor Dr. Otto E. Rössler (winner University of Liège Chaos Award and René Descartes Award), Dr. Raj Baldev (Director of the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research) and others are warning of a very real, very possible, very present danger to the planet from the Large Hadron Collider. Dr. Rössler predicts that a single microblackhole could destroy the planet in as little and 50 months. His calculations have been released for peer review.

If this experiment is so safe, why arent CERN scientists allowed to express any personal fears they might have about this Collider?

Alleged in the legal action: Chief Scientific Officer, Mr. Engelen passed an internal memorandum to workers at CERN, asking them, regardless of personal opinion, to affirm in all interviews that there were no risks involved in the experiments, changing the previous assertion of minimal risk. (Statisticians generally consider minimal risk as 1-10%).

Previous safety studies ruled out any possibility of creating microblackholes in a collider. But predictions have changed and CERN has estimated the possibility of creating 1 microblackhole per second in the Large Hadron Collider. No peer reviewed safety study has ever been produced that I am aware of that speaks to the safety of creating microblackholes on Earth.

If we delay for a safety study, some scientists at CERN may not be the first to discover some new science, and some Nobel prizes may be at stake.
But which would more wise, conduct a full and independent adversarial peer reviewed safety study first, or just turn it on now and discover science as quickly as humanly possible?


Noah said...

One micro-black hole per second? I hope someone takes pictures.

Anonymous said...

If Everything fails with the LCH and if we survive, we will back to the middle age, beacuse nobody will belive in science anymore, even there will be a witch hunt for scientists.

Science its an ideology like religion, science its one efective mean to obtain knowledge but not the only one. for example trial and error is another one.

Post a Comment