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Black holes no conCERN

May 29, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend was apparently the most active three days of an active tornado season. Thankfully, the destructive storms missed the area.

Unlike dedicated research meteorologists, I don't want to see a tornado. The three I've seen in my lifetime are enough.

I will grant they are awe-inspiring and the filtered "tornado light" that accompanies severe storms can make alien landscapes we view nearly every day. I saw the countryside between De Soto and Eudora so transformed driving home from work during the late April storm that produced funnels in Johnson County and Missouri.

Still, I don't get the impulse to chase severe storms, especially when recent tragedies have taught us that intersecting a tornado in a vehicle is as foolhardy than riding one out in a mobile home.

Nonetheless, it's hard to avoid the television specials of researchers chasing storms in the hopes of getting data and video of tornadoes. We're repeatedly informed about how important the video is to understanding funnels, but it would seem there is enough around now to make added footage redundant.

They are doing something important but there seems to be an element of thrill-seeking to it as well.

In a story that will dominate science in coming years, European scientist are about to start experiments with a new toy. It is the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Swizterland, the most expensive and complex machine on the globe.

The collider is to spin sub-atomic particles around in opposite directions at near the speed of light before crashing them into each other. The object of this is to bust the tiny particles into even smaller bits. In doing so, scientists hope to verify the existence of something called the Higgs boson. The as-yet unobserved particle is thought to allow massless protons to construct mass or something magical.

But there might be some bi-products created during the smashups, such those favorites of science fiction, wormholes. Apparently some Russian mathematicians said creation of wormholes could open up the possibility of time travel from the future but only back to the second of their creation and if the time visitors were really, really small.

Subatomic-sized time travelers don't sound too worrisome but it is also thought the collisions could produce black holes. Now you might think scientists have no business possibly creating something that could compress the Earth and all of us into a none inescapable dot, but that just reveals the depth of your Luddite ignorance.

There is no concern, physicists say, because once again the black holes will be really, really tiny and dissipate instantly - probably. If the signal from Geneva suddenly goes really black, we might suspect they didn't quite get the predictions right.

I'm going to put my faith in the reassurances if for no other reason than those making them are going to be a whole lot closer to the action than I am. But I'd feel a lot better about it if there weren't other researchers spending Midwestern springs chasing after killer storms.

Comments

JTankers 6 years, 3 months ago

No concern? That is not what Dr. Raj Baldev writes. " : the scientists are fully aware that it is not a project without a grave risk to the life of the Earth."

Did you know that the LSAG (Large Hadron Collider Safety Assessment Group) agreed with us that cosmic rays will produce relativistic microblackholes, whereas the LHC will produce 'slow' ones, with some that can be captured gravitationally, either by the earth, or by the Sun, so they orbit through our planet or the Sun?

The LSAG is also not assuming Hawking Radiation is valid in their new safety study.

I wonder how much time the world's scientists will have to peer review and validate the new findings after they are released?

Learn more at LHCFacts.org

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WX 6 years, 3 months ago

Playing God! Nobel Prize hungry Physicists are racing each other and stopping at nothing to try to find the supposed 'Higgs Boson'(aka 'God') Particle, among others, and are risking nothing less than the annihilation of the Earth and all Life in endless experiments to try to solve theoretical problems when urgent real problems face the planet. The European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) new Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is the world's most powerful atom smasher that will soon be firing subatomic particles at each other at nearly the speed of light to create Miniature Big Bangs producing clouds of Micro Black Holes, Strangelets and other potentially cataclysmic phenomena as described below. The CERN-LHC website Mainpage itself states quote: "There are many theories as to what will result from these collisions,..." This stunning admission is because they truly don't know what's going to happen. They are experimenting with forces they don't understand to obtain results they can't comprehend. If you think like most people do that 'They must know what they're doing.' you could not be more wrong. The second part of the quote reads "...but what's for sure is that a brave new world of physics will emerge from the new accelerator,..." A molecularly changed or Black Hole consumed Lifeless World? The end of the quote reads "as knowledge in particle physics goes on to describe the workings of the Universe." These experiments to date have so far produced infinitely more questions than answers but there isn't a particle experimentalist physicist alive who wouldn't gladly trade his life to glimpse the "God particle", and sacrifice the rest of us with him. This quote from Nation Geographic exactly sums this "science" up: "If all goes right, matter will be transformed by the violent collisions into wads of energy, which will in turn condense back into various intriguing types of particles, some of them never seen before. That's the essence of experimental particle physics: You smash stuff together and see what other stuff comes out." For more information visit; Popular Mechanics - "World's Biggest Science Project Aims to Unlock 'God Particle'" - http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/extreme_machines/4216588.html" http://www.lhcdefense.org/ http://www.lhcconcerns.com http://www.SaneScience.org/ http://www.LHCFacts.org

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JTankers 6 years, 3 months ago

" :after 50 months the earth to a centimeter would have shrunk. It would be nothing more there, not only no more life, there but also the earth would be: a small black hole. -Prof. Dr. Otto E. Rssler [1] [2] [3]

p>LHCFacts.org (FYI: SaneScience.org, your contact page is broken...)
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JTankers 6 years, 3 months ago

Corrrection:

The LHC Safety Assessment Group (LSAG) agreed with us that if cosmic rays produce micro black holes, they will be relativistic and travel too fast to be captured by Earth's gravity, whereas if LHC head-on particle collisions produces micro black holes they will be non-relativistic with some that can be captured gravitationally, either by the Earth, or by the Sun.

LSAG is also not assuming Hawking Radiation is valid in their new safety study.

We are still waiting to hear why we should have faith that creating and capturing micro black holes by Earth should be considered, non-dangerous, harmless.

Have you stopped to consider that the scientists that are warning of possible catastrophic consequences to the planet might just be correct, as were the scientists who warned (paraphrase) "there may be a reasonable risk of catastrophic failure if you launch the shuttle in these temperatures, please listen to us, we are concerned!"

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