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The Hadron Collider

Stationery Direct

Staff member
So the Hadron Collider has been switched on, what do guys think of this test?

99% of me thinks this is a good thing and I am VERY interested in the outcome, however, 1% of me wonders if these guys REALLY know what they are doing, they have already said that this is an experiment and they don't 100% know what will happen.

Do you think that we should have been asked if this test should go ahead? Say it goes wrong and millions are killed (doubt it), don't you think we should have had a say?

The way I look at it, space is pretty mental if you think about it, especially if you try to think about what was before the so called "big bang", so in my opinion anything could happen and anything is possible, maybe a black hole will open and suck us all in :icon_biggrin:

Will we be the first race to wipe itself out?

Stationery Direct

Staff member
Martin Rees, a physicist, has estimated the chance of an accelerator producing a global catastrophe at one in 50 million.

Which is about the same odds as winning some lotteries! It could be you!
So there is a chance... I don't see how they could KNOW what something like this is capable of. Outer space is a force to be reckoned with and now they're trying to recreate it on Earth. Worrying stuff I think!:icon_eek:
It's ok let them get on with it and see what happens, if it does go wrong we can just 'turn it off and turn it on' again....can't we?