Saturday, March 29, 2008

Huge, Sucking Hole of Death Possible in France?

Many would say it already is a huge sucking death hole, but this guy sees a bigger threat:
Walter F. Wagner and his colleague Luis Sancho have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop work on the Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic atom smasher on the Franco-Swiss border that's set to start operations in May.

Physicists hope its incredible energies will form briefly-lived new particles that could shed light on the origins of the universe, among other marvels.

The plaintiffs' concerns? That the LHC could accidentally create strange new particles that would instantly transform any matter they touched, engulfing the Earth, or, even worse, make a rapidly expanding black hole that could consume the entire planet.

I support him and his lawsuit, if only because I've long suspected that the French would be the death of all of us. (HT: Still at Real)

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