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Apoorv
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:09 AM
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3454957.cms


LONDON: If critics are to be believed, the end of the universe will begin coming Wednesday when a Welsh miner's son launches the world's biggest scientific experiment to know how the universe was born.

The well-known Welshman physicist, Lyn Evans, dubbed Evans the Atom, will this week switch on a giant particle accelerator designed to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang.

On Wednesday, Evans will fire up the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile-long doughnut-shaped tunnel that will smash sub-atomic particles together at nearly the speed of light.

Built by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the collider lies beneath the French-Swiss border, near the institution's headquarters in Geneva, at depths ranging from 170 feet to 600 feet.

The aim of the 4.4 billion-pound (over $7.7 billion) experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang - the birth of the universe - and provide vital clues to the building blocks of life.

It will track the spray of particles thrown out by collisions in a search for the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical entity that supposedly lends weight, or mass, to the elementary particles. So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the "God Particle".

Scientists also hope to shed some light on the invisible material that exists between particles - dubbed "dark matter" as no one knows what it really is - which make up most of the universe.

But a handful of scientists believe that the experiment could create a shower of unstable black holes that could "eat" the planet from within, and they are launching last-ditch efforts to halt it in the courts.

One of them, Otto Rossler, a retired German chemist, said he feared the experiment may create a devastating quasar - a mass of energy fuelled by black holes - inside the earth. Jets emanating from it would grow and catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis would occur at the points they emerged from the earth.

"The weather will change completely, wiping out life, and very soon the whole planet will be eaten in a magnificent scenario - if you could watch it from the moon. A Biblical Armageddon. Even cloud and fire will form, as it says in the Bible."

He said that attempts were still being made in the European Court of Human Rights to halt the experiment on the grounds that it violated the right to life. The court has, however, already rejected calls for a temporary delay in the project.

Walter Wagner, an American scientist who has been warning about the dangers of particle accelerators for 20 years, is awaiting a ruling on a lawsuit he filed a fortnight ago in his home state of Hawaii.

Evans, however, is dismissive of the "doom-mongers".

"There are thousands of scientists around the world who have been preparing this machine and they know what they are talking about, unlike these guys," he is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

Apoorv
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Lena should have won this USOpen. May be this was the last one :p

Scotso
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:01 AM
This was posted already, I'm afraid.

I already have it marked on my calendar. "End of world." I put it in pretty green letters, because it's the last time I'll get the chance.

eck
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Does this mean I won't need to sit for my tests? :hearts:

MaBaker
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Yes :angel:

saint2
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Hell, its tomorrow :scared:

Hurricane Lily
Sep 9th, 2008, 11:07 AM
I'm taking a day off tomorrow...

Daniel K
Sep 9th, 2008, 11:08 AM
O shit. See you in hell guys :D

Darop.
Sep 9th, 2008, 11:35 AM
YES I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR!!! :woohoo:

bad_angel_109
Sep 9th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Hell, its tomorrow :scared:Ditto :scared: Don't send anything into the atmosphere. Who cares about the Big Bang, don't do anything to end humanity!
Plus Danka's playing in Bali tomorrow :angel:

égalité
Sep 9th, 2008, 12:44 PM
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3454957.cms


LONDON: If critics are to be believed, the end of the universe will begin coming Wednesday when a Welsh miner's son launches the world's biggest scientific experiment to know how the universe was born.

The well-known Welshman physicist, Lyn Evans, dubbed Evans the Atom, will this week switch on a giant particle accelerator designed to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang.

On Wednesday, Evans will fire up the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile-long doughnut-shaped tunnel that will smash sub-atomic particles together at nearly the speed of light.

Built by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the collider lies beneath the French-Swiss border, near the institution's headquarters in Geneva, at depths ranging from 170 feet to 600 feet.

The aim of the 4.4 billion-pound (over $7.7 billion) experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang - the birth of the universe - and provide vital clues to the building blocks of life.

It will track the spray of particles thrown out by collisions in a search for the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical entity that supposedly lends weight, or mass, to the elementary particles. So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the "God Particle".

Scientists also hope to shed some light on the invisible material that exists between particles - dubbed "dark matter" as no one knows what it really is - which make up most of the universe.

But a handful of scientists believe that the experiment could create a shower of unstable black holes that could "eat" the planet from within, and they are launching last-ditch efforts to halt it in the courts.

One of them, Otto Rossler, a retired German chemist, said he feared the experiment may create a devastating quasar - a mass of energy fuelled by black holes - inside the earth. Jets emanating from it would grow and catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis would occur at the points they emerged from the earth.

"The weather will change completely, wiping out life, and very soon the whole planet will be eaten in a magnificent scenario - if you could watch it from the moon. A Biblical Armageddon. Even cloud and fire will form, as it says in the Bible."

He said that attempts were still being made in the European Court of Human Rights to halt the experiment on the grounds that it violated the right to life. The court has, however, already rejected calls for a temporary delay in the project.

Walter Wagner, an American scientist who has been warning about the dangers of particle accelerators for 20 years, is awaiting a ruling on a lawsuit he filed a fortnight ago in his home state of Hawaii.

Evans, however, is dismissive of the "doom-mongers".

"There are thousands of scientists around the world who have been preparing this machine and they know what they are talking about, unlike these guys," he is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

OMG :haha: :spit: :sobbing:

I want to get a Ph.D. some day and this makes me feel good about my chances.

bad_angel_109
Sep 9th, 2008, 01:15 PM
I'm still shit scared that there is a possibility the whole could end tomorrow. Bet there are thousands of ppl around the world right now having crazy, wild sex lol :p

Kart
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Does this mean I won't have to go to work the day after tomorrow ? :D

Adal
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
omg :speakles: i need to know my TWAT result.

Just Do It
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:10 PM
This was posted already, I'm afraid.

I already have it marked on my calendar. "End of world." I put it in pretty green letters, because it's the last time I'll get the chance.

To have sex ?

Destiny
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:10 PM
oH PLEASE

COME THE HELL ON BRING IT ON YOU CAN NEVER KILL ME AM INDESTRUCTBLE :armed:

Slutati
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM
I really want to live :bigcry:

dybbuk
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Ernie has to be scheduled for today, didn't he? Could have been put off and I wouldn't have had to see him lose one more time before I die.

adam_ads_n
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
I will live till the end of the world :woohoo: :p

kwilliams
Sep 9th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Aw crap! I'm supposed to be going to Beijing on Sunday and seeing the Great Wall of China on Monday :hearts: If only they could put it off until next Wednesday!

Well if they must do it tomorrow, they better do it early. I'm not working a full day just for the world to end as soon as I get home!!!!

Dodoboy.
Sep 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
:rolleyes:

Willam
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I don't find this funny..

its 10Km or less than when im living right now :rolleyes:

Monica_Rules
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:10 PM
OMG scar mungaring at its best.

Nothing is going to happen

Kuilli
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Does this mean I won't have to go to work the day after tomorrow ? :D
Come on over. Let's spend the last day together. :p

Super Dave
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Unplug the damn thing!

Paul.
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:40 PM
To have sex ?

Is this how you hit on people? :unsure:

Willam
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Tomorrow its just circulating, not collision.

-Ph51-
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Come on over. Let's spend the last day together. :p

Do you have enough mojitos? :angel:

Elwin.
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:01 PM
I can't wait :inlove:

korben
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Tomorrow its just circulating, not collision.

Exactly. Tomorrow is just for media. Look, look. Nothing happened :)
Some go, what a waste of money :( Others stay in shadows and wait for the real deal :devil:

Vamos.
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Yep, the world will definitely end tomorrow.

But thank God we are all sat here discussing our imminent death like plums. :yeah:

What better way to go out than discussing the implications of a big old waste of money with amazing brains such as Elwin from WTAWorld? Perfect way to die.

korben
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:06 PM
oh and Daily Mail has been great in past two week or so :bounce:
Maybe not all for content, but those wacky brit comments on issues :lol: :yeah:

Jose.
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:11 PM
People, this is true? Or it is a big joke????

Europe rocks
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:13 PM
I'm shocked that teams of British health and safety officials haven't gone over there yet to tell them they shouldn't do it. They're all too quick to pass laws about more ridiculous things :lol:

Kuilli
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Do you have enough mojitos? :angel:
I was inviting Kart. :p

Just Do It
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Sweet Cleo is already in old Soviet nuclear shelter :p

égalité
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:29 PM
People, this is true? Or it is a big joke????

No, it's true. The CERN Large Hadron Collider will create a miniature black hole that, instead or releasing Hawking Radiation, spontaneously creates and absorbs Hawking Radiation-- it does this by time traveling-- and in a matter of minutes, gobbles up the entire earth, probably the whole solar system, in fact. The scientists are very aware that this is going to happen, but they want to continue on with the experiment because they are messengers of Satan-- you can tell because they're European and Europeans are communist demons (Luke- 12:13). And so they will survive the black hole, because Satan created dark matter, planetary motion, dinosaurs, and various other left-wing conspiracies, but everyone else will be sucked into a bottomless void. :D

égalité
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Sweet Cleo is already in old Soviet nuclear shelter :p

somebody help me ,,, there is a black hole trying to hack into mmy account,, mods help me fast ,,,,

hankqq
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Sweet Cleo is already in old Soviet nuclear shelter :p

:haha:

-Ph51-
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:36 PM
I was inviting Kart. :p

him again :rolleyes:



:lol:

Uranium
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Sounds like a fun experiment:bounce:

-Ph51-
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:39 PM
I was inviting Kart. :p

He's too young to drink! :angel:

saint2
Sep 9th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Sweet Cleo is already in old Soviet nuclear shelter :p

:lol::haha::lol:

vadin124
Sep 9th, 2008, 09:28 PM
to think people are actually scared by this :lol:

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 9th, 2008, 09:43 PM
OMG the prophecies of Spiderman 2 are coming true! :speakles:

Kuilli
Sep 9th, 2008, 09:49 PM
him again :rolleyes:
:lol:

He's too young to drink! :angel:
Well, since the world will end, I have to find out what I have been missing. ;) And I'm sure I can find other uses for Kart besides drinking. :p You can drink with Lisa. :p

Hurricane Lily
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Well, since the world will end, I have to find out what I have been missing. ;) And I'm sure I can find other uses for Kart besides drinking. :p You can drink with Lisa. :p
what? you dumping me as your............ drinking buddy? :p

come one Phil, let's get drunk! :D just dont let carot see you drinking with moi. :lol:

korben
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:46 PM
to think people are actually scared by this :lol:

Actually... nobody knows what happens. It takes weeks to get those particles up to speed.
Start is in ... about 8 hours! First collision is in what October?

I agree with those that made Hadron Rap What ever this machine discovers. It will blow our mind !!! :rocker2:
For a start, how about if we could beat gravity? :eek: Change?!

Start your LHC! Lets see what this baby can do :bounce:

Nicolás89
Sep 9th, 2008, 10:47 PM
somebody help me ,,, there is a black hole trying to hack into mmy account,, mods help me fast ,,,,

Oh my. :lol: :haha:

Kuilli
Sep 9th, 2008, 11:07 PM
what? you dumping me as your............ drinking buddy? :p
Nope, I'm not dumping you. :p But I figured since the world is going to end, I should at least be able to use and abuse Kart before it is all over. ;)

Spartan
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:23 AM
I'm not worried. :yeah:
There was a guy on TV show "This Morning" this morning (well, yesterday morning) who said there was no danger!
He put my mind at rest. ;)

korben
Sep 10th, 2008, 04:30 AM
End is nigh!

mirzalover
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:00 AM
Thank god nothing happened. Girls Aloud new single is coming out sunday and they and the Sugababes have albums coming out later this year.

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:19 AM
^^^^
LOL nothing's happened because it hasn't started yet...
Oh wait, what's that coming in my window




:scared:






Oh, it's just a breeze...
MILLENIUM BUG ANYONE :yawn: :zzz:

miop2
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:21 AM
We've been smashing particles together for a long time.
Have no fear.


... but repent just the same.

Willam
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:27 AM
1hr30-2h30 til it starts. i'll be at school 7 miles away :cry:

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:29 AM
^^^^
:rolleyes: if there was really any cause for concern, do you honestly think they would actually allow you to go to school

Cat's Pajamas
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:31 AM
1hr30-2h30 til it starts. i'll be at school 7 miles away :cry:

At least you'll be obliterated so fast you won't even feel it. :p

Those of us thousands of miles away will most likely die slowly. :(

stevos
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:03 AM
omg :speakles: i need to know my TWAT result.

*sob
I see futures.
You win! :D

vadin124
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:07 AM
if there was any real cause for concern, some do-gooder politically correct sub-working class hippies from england would have had their way by now and the whole thing would be stopped...those annoying suffragettes seem to win everything! :fiery:

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:06 AM
The world didn't end :wavey:
You have more reason to worry about other things :)
Now go and live your life

ViennaCalling
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:08 AM
The world didn't end :wavey:
You have more reason to worry about other things :)
Now go and live your life

It´s 9 AM in Switzerland at the moment :lol:

I guess they won´t start before 10 or 11 AM, so we have only 2 hours left :scared: :p

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:23 AM
^^^
:lol: Well half the papers here give different times...so difficult to know which ones are right

Apoorv
Sep 10th, 2008, 08:04 AM
It has started :)

In case you see any tsunami or cyclone outside your house, you know the reason :p

and be prepared to meet in hell

Scotso
Sep 10th, 2008, 08:31 AM
See you guys on the flipside. :wavey:

I'm off to get hammered!

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:01 AM
:yawn:

Darop.
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:08 AM
The particle collisions of whatever-the-hell will start at the end on October, so until then we're safe for sure :yeah:

Mattographer
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
I'm not afraid of death :shrug:

Also, I don't buy all of this bullshit, anyway. I'm sure we're still alive this time next year ;)

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Fuck! We're still here :( :fiery:.

saint2
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Still alive :bounce::bounce: I hope so...;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:21 PM
The particle collisions of whatever-the-hell will start at the end on October, so until then we're safe for sure :yeah:

OK... time to take out all my savings, buy a 10-K engagement ring, propose to my workmate and have sex everyday before we all get swallowed by a black hole. ;)

See you on the other side! :wavey:


:p:p:p

Hurricane Lily
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:25 PM
The particle collisions of whatever-the-hell will start at the end on October, so until then we're safe for sure :yeah:
End of October? YEESSS! I have time!!! :bounce:

Apoorv
Sep 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080064873


First major CERN test complete, scientists cheer
Associated Press
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, (Switzerland)
The world's largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons all the way around a 17-mile (27-kilometre) tunnel on Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.

After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:36 a.m. (0836 GMT) indicating that the protons had travelled the full length of the 3.8 billion US dollar Large Hadron Collider.

Cheers erupted from the assembled scientists, including project leader Lyn Evans, in the collider's control room at the Swiss-French border when the beam completed its lap.

Champagne corks popped in labs as far away as Chicago, where contributing scientists watched the proceedings by satellite.

Physicists around the world now have much greater power than ever before to smash the components of atoms together in attempts to see how they are made.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN began firing the protons - a type of subatomic particle - around the tunnel in stages less than an hour earlier.

Now that the beam has been successfully tested in clockwise direction, CERN plans to send it counterclockwise.

Eventually two beams will be fired in opposite directions with the aim of recreating conditions a split second after the big bang, which scientists theorise was the massive explosion that created the universe.

The start of the collider - described as the biggest physics experiment in history - comes over the objections of some skeptics who fear the collision of protons could eventually imperil the earth.
The skeptics theorised that a byproduct of the collisions could be micro black holes, subatomic versions of collapsed stars whose gravity is so strong they can suck in planets and other stars.
James Gillies, chief spokesman for CERN dismissed this as nonsense before Wednesday's start.

CERN is backed by leading scientists like Britain's Stephen Hawking in dismissing the fears and declaring the experiments to be absolutely safe.

Gillies said that the most dangerous thing that could happen would be if a beam at full power were to go out of control, and that would only damage the accelerator itself and burrow into the rock around the tunnel.

Nothing of the sort occurred on Wednesday, though accelerator is still probably a year away from full power. The project organised by the 20 European member nations of CERN has attracted researchers from 80 nations.

Some 1,200 are from the United States, an observer country which contributed 531 million US dollar. Japan, another observer, also is a major contributor.

The collider is designed to push the proton beam close to the speed of light, whizzing 11,000 times a second around the tunnel.

Smaller colliders have been used for decades to study the makeup of the atom. Less than 100 years ago scientists thought protons and neutrons were the smallest components of an atom's nucleus, but in stages since then experiments have shown they were made of still smaller quarks and gluons and that there were other forces and particles.

The CERN experiments could reveal more about "dark matter," antimatter and possibly hidden dimensions of space and time.

It could also find evidence of the hypothetical particle - the Higgs boson - believed to give mass to all other particles, and thus to matter that makes up the universe.

vadin124
Sep 10th, 2008, 01:29 PM
all this 'End of the World' rubbish was always just a stunt to publicise the event to increase the interest...it was not the work of CERN, but of the media, to get TV ratings and newspaper sales

anyone who bought it should feel very silly...

personally, i would rather believe great physicists like Steven Hawking over ignorant reclused 'The Sun' journalists looking to scare people to make money...

:lol:

korben
Sep 10th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Bloody hell :fiery: Still here :bigcry:

What a bunch of losers those scientists are. Can´t even end the world :banghead:

Vamos.
Sep 10th, 2008, 02:50 PM
I died. How about everyone else?

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 10th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Yeah. I will be dead too but only next week because I haven't studied for my exams.:rolls:

Kart
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Come on over. Let's spend the last day together. :p
:woohoo:

I can't believe I almost missed an offer like this - it might have to replace my current signature ;).

Kuilli
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:44 PM
:woohoo:

I can't believe I almost missed an offer like this - it might have to replace my current signature ;).
I was almost going to withdraw my offer since you kept ignoring it. :( :p Especially considering all I had to do to keep Phil away and turning down mojitos with Lisa. ;)

Kart
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:46 PM
You'll have much more fun with me ;).

Hurricane Lily
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:51 PM
You'll have much more fun with me ;).
:eek: what are you saying? i'm boring?

Kart
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:59 PM
:eek: what are you saying? i'm boring?
Not at all, just I had something better planned to do with my last day on earth than drinking mojitos :hehehe:.

You know my motto - the more the merrier - you're welcome to join us :).

Rui.
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Not at all, just I had something better planned to do with my last day on earth than drinking mojitos :hehehe:.

You know my motto - the more the merrier - you're welcome to join us :).

why don't you go the 3? :shrug:

Scotso
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I feel ripped off. :fiery:

:yawn:

Sorry, but you seem kind of dumb. I think you're the only person in this thread that's taking any of this seriously. If you can't realize that the vast majority of people in this thread are joking, there's something wrong with you.

OZTENNIS
Sep 10th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Ouch!

:weirdo: Do you not think it plain obvious that I was joking as well...I mean, why also would I say 'Millenium Bug anyone' and :yawn:
Maybe you're the dumb one :shrug: I thought it was pretty obvious I was joking.

Golovinjured.
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:23 AM
III'MM AAALLLIIIIIIVVVVVE :toothy: :woohoo:

Prizeidiot
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:34 AM
I don't believe this test will end the world, seeing as it's been overwhelmingly approved by physicists, but in regards to surviving, wouldn't we have to wait until they fire the second set of particles in the opposite direction before you can call it safe?

I mean, the "big bang" effects are meant to occur when the two sets of particles collide.

I know it's not relevant to this thread directly, but I'm really excited about this test. Even if we don't find what we predict will be there, we will learn so much from it.

Golovinjured.
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:36 AM
I thought that the second part happened about a 1/2 hour after the first part. I thought that's what they said on the news, something about 2 dots?

Mattographer
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:39 AM
I'm waiting for some Christian virgin suing the organisation for wrong information after popped their cherry :angel:

Prizeidiot
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Oh, sorry yeah, they have fired them off. It'll take a few months till they collide though.

That's the prediction anyway based on probabilities. Theoretically though, they could hit any time :p

Golovinjured.
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:50 AM
So I have to worry about the end of the world for months :sobbing: It could strike at any time? What if my last supper is like an apple or something? That would suck.

Mattographer
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:57 AM
So I have to worry about the end of the world for months :sobbing: It could strike at any time? What if my last supper is like an apple or something? That would suck.
HAHA! That would be totally suck :p

gentenaire
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:25 AM
http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

Golovinjured.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:35 AM
http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

:haha: Will it change when it does? If it does?

So much mystery :confused: This thing has made all our lives like a Jelena Dokic tennis career :hearts:

égalité
Sep 11th, 2008, 11:31 AM
:haha: Will it change when it does? If it does?

So much mystery :confused: This thing has made all our lives like a Jelena Dokic tennis career :hearts:

:spit:

We're all going to die in a second-set tie-break. :bigcry:

Golovinjured.
Sep 11th, 2008, 11:51 AM
:spit:

We're all going to die in a second-set tie-break. :bigcry:

I know :sobbing: I never wanted to know how I'd go, was hoping I'd die with my hand up a vending machine or by a dairy cow falling on me. Something cool.

This just plain blows. :ras:

*JR*
Sep 11th, 2008, 11:53 PM
If they wanted to know about the beginning of time, they could have saved a lot of money and asked John McCain. :tape:

D8SfiCnwF28

An Irish prophet named Barry McGuire foretold this about 40 years ago ;)

égalité
Sep 11th, 2008, 11:56 PM
If they wanted to know about the beginning of time, they could have saved a lot of money and asked John McCain. :tape:

omg :sobbing:

They're going to smash two protons and one of the particles that comes flying out will be a tiny John McCain :sobbing:

A strangelet :D

supergrunt
Sep 12th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Are you guys joking :unsure: ?

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 12th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Are you guys joking :unsure: ?

Nope, pirates strangelets look like this:

http://my2bucks.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/john-mccain-face2.jpeg

:D

Uranium
Sep 12th, 2008, 10:29 AM
What do they plan to do with it, I know they want it to see the earliest seconds of the Big Bang, but what do they plan to do with the experiment when they are done with it?

*JR*
Sep 12th, 2008, 01:39 PM
What do they plan to do with it, I know they want it to see the earliest seconds of the Big Bang, but what do they plan to do with the experiment when they are done with it?
Obviously develop a weapon to impose the New World Order lakeway sometimes posts about; though they may accidentally summon JustineTime's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. :scared: We may get "raptured out of here" and never know it. :bolt:

0l-GpISGBFY

Just Do It
Sep 12th, 2008, 02:11 PM
They keep on talking about Big Bang, but still no one said what how will that experiment help Human race ?

Prizeidiot
Sep 12th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Well, ideally, they'll be able to observe the sort of conditions that started the universe, and hence spawned life.

Also, they're looking for confirmation of certain theories or particles. I think best case scenario is that they discover the particle that is reponsible for giving things mass. Otherwise, they at least know which theories they can rule out, and which direction to look in for their new ideas.

Either way, it will teach us a hell of a lot about our universe, which is pretty exciting. It won't help us directly, but like with any sort of discovery, it will lead to bigger and better inventions/technologies. Plus some other stuff I probably can't think of.