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Lately I've been hearing a lot of hype about the large hadron collider so I started researching it and it's really incredible. Their goal is to discover the Higgs boson (how objects become objects) The real testing begins in October. It cost billions of dollars to make and some scientist are saying this machine could possibly create a black hole that would suck the earth into it. Some scientists are saying that it's impossible and if it does create a black hole, it will collapse into itself because it's so small. I personally want to know how they even know that. They can't physically study black holes, so how do they know this? Realistically they don't know what's going to happen and the unkown is scary to me. What are your thoughts?



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Post #1   9/14/08 12:59:07AM   

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I feel the same way. No one really knows thats going to happen, so its kinda exciting and scary at the same time.

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Post #2   9/14/08 1:08:17AM   

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I've been following the LHC for a while now. I'm fascinated by it but I won't pretend to be smart enough to know shit about how it works really. I just know what I read and I'm highly interested in seeing the results

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Posted by Jackelope

I've been following the LHC for a while now. I'm fascinated by it but I won't pretend to be smart enough to know shit about how it works really. I just know what I read and I'm highly interested in seeing the results



Yeah I've been researching it for about 2 weeks and it took me about a week to finally understand the Higgs boson

Post #4   9/14/08 1:13:26AM   

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If anyone hasn't read the book Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, it has a very similar device in it. That may have even been the name, but I don't remember. I know it is a fiction book, but it had a good description, very similar to that in the article.

I'm sure it will be a spectacular device, capable of creating great power. Enough to power the world, but they will not use it for good, because of the fear of it being used for bad.

I'm betting they will answer 1 or 2 of their questions, but in return will come up with 17 new theories they don't have the answers to.

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Posted by fedorwins1

It cost billions of dollar



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Posted by thevoodooninja


Posted by fedorwins1

It cost billions of dollar



Read all about the Large Hadron Collider here

and we cant feed the homeless



They are countless homeless shelters in the world that offer food.

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Posted by xxMALICExx


I'm betting they will answer 1 or 2 of their questions, but in return will come up with 17 new theories they don't have the answers to.



To anyone who wants to understand the LHC but doesn't know an up quark from a neutrino, this is all you really need to know.

If nothing else, maybe it will demonstrate the futility of trying to understand what we are ill equipped to comprehend.

....or maybe we'll all just get sucked into an alternate dimension.

Disclaimer: I don't really think we'll be sucked into a black hole.

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THers something ... In the mist!!!!! It took Charlie something...

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ok so let me state that I understand that "things need to be discoverd" progress needs to be made- The wright brothers got the plane into the air and the earth is round and all but this is some touchy/ scary shit. there really might be something in the mist.

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I guess no one is interested?

Post #12   9/15/08 3:28:17PM   

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Haha when I first read this title I thought it said Large Hardon Collider. Possibly the most torn I've been between clicking it or just leaving it be, but then I figured out what it really said. Haha

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The end of the world is nigh

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This is the most incredible experiment in the history of science. This could provide humanity with some extraordinary insight into the origins of the most miniscule particles that comprise everything in the universe. This is a very cool time to be alive, even if we do all get sucked into a black hole (this isn't going to happen because even if they create a black hole, it would be too small to suck the planet into it's center because it would have a lack of gravitational pull sufficient enough to do so).

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