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I'm no scientist.... but I find this worrying...

Oh..Kaaaay... The world MIGHT end? And nobody is 100% sure what might happen? And they are still going to go through with the experiment?

Anything that MIGHT create a black hole and destroy Earth is something that should not exist! D:
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From:nick_101
Date:April 15th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
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Indeed, it's way too risky to do something like that. :/
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
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From what I've heard from others, it's a scare story...
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From:elfbiter
Date:April 15th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
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Creating a black hole that would affect Earth in any significant manner would take more energy than the full total of what the human species uses as a whole. It'd be more than any single man-made machinery can consume, not to mention control well enough to create anything. But Media loves this story because science is supposedly so scary and mysterious...
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Argh! I hate scare stories! I bet they neglected to add that to the story just to make us scared? DX
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From:cleanskies
Date:April 15th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
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It's not going to happen -- that's just some crazy scare story, like the one a few years ago where they said Fermilab was going to turn America into Strange Matter...

I prefer the other mad possibility that it will make the necessary changes to allow the possibility of time travel, and we'll get a bunch of time travellers turning up to cheer as we turn on the Large Hadron Collider.

Ah, which also isn't going to happen BTW.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
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I hate scare stories...

Now I'm imagining a futuristic guy selling sausages in a bun to the other time travelers! And T-shirts too! XD
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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But wouldn't that mean that we would first be crunched into a big ball of hydrogen? That sounds pretty painful! XP
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From:benchilada
Date:April 15th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I think that the most stunning thing, which most articles don't mention, is that most of the things they're talking about are GUESSES, on both sides of the fight.

Hell, the result may be that everything turns blue forever, or we all become sterile, or...

Look, it just seems like a bad idea.

Especially when we STILL have people in our country who starve to death.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 15th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm wondering what would the benefit be if this succeeds?
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From:salkryn
Date:April 15th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Great discoveries in the field of physics, an improved understanding of the nature of the universe, possibly leading to the creation of entirely new kinds of technology. Exploration and research may seem like frivolous wastes of money to many people, but few of these people realize that the things they rely on today are the product of this "frivolous" research. Velcro, teflon, freeze-dried food, water beds, cell phones, GPS...the list goes on. All of these things were created or suggested because of our interest in exploring space. The benefits of pushing the limits of our knowledge may not be readily apparent, but with each new improvement in science and technology, we gradually boost the quality of life (in industrialized countries, at least).
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From:jokermage
Date:April 15th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
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*stands up and applauds*
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From:tedprior
Date:April 16th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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The discussed this at length on the epsiode before the most recent Skeptics Guide to the Universe, it's baloney!

I don't remember the exact details, but if you download the episode and listen to them talk about it, I think it will really make you feel better.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
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Well, it's seems most people thinks it's baloney, so I do feel better now! Thanks! :3
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From:tedprior
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
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No problem!

I do agree that just because we CAN do something that doesn't necessarliy mean we SHOULD do something though.

But I think these guys are really a couple of fringe scare-mongers.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
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Maybe it would be safer if I just ignore any news from an American source? They seem to like to keep the country terrorized lately... ^^;
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From:salkryn
Date:April 16th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
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Very true. I would also note that the article mentions (in passing) that these two idiots tried a similar lawsuit back in 1999, and were proven completely wrong. These guys obviously have their own agenda, and it looks to me like they have something against scientific progress.
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