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originally posted by: ErosA433
a reply to: Char-Lee
This again... seriously change the record will you
They, they, them, blah blah... you know Im a particle physicist right? shared an office with a bunch of people from the Atlas collaboration. Worked with a few people at CERN... There is no shadowy black suit wearing control going down there.
If people spent more than 10 seconds actually thinking, it would be a start.
You know when someone claims to be open minded? Typically means they are just biased to the alternative that the truth escapes them
Retried German chemist Otto Rossler was quoted in the UK Daily Mail in 2008 expressing fears about whether the LHC could lead to the creation of a black-hole-fueled energy quasar in the center of the Earth:
‘Nothing will happen for at least four years,’ he said. ‘Then someone will spot a light ray coming out of the Indian Ocean during the night and no one will be able to explain it.
‘A few weeks later, we will see a similar beam of particles coming out of the soil on the other side of the planet. Then we will know there is a little quasar inside the planet.’
Nonetheless, two safety reviews backed by CERN have concluded that there are no dangers associated with the LHC’s ongoing activity, a viewpoint which the American Physical Society has subsequently adopted and maintained. Then again, looking back at the earliest days of experimentation with what are known today as X-rays, we’re reminded of Clarence Dally, a pioneering scientist who worked alongside Thomas Edison. Dally didn’t realize the harmful effects of Rontgen’s new discovery until the subsequent amputation of his hands and, later, death from mediastinal cancer had ensued resulting from his exposure to the powerful (and deadly) X-ray radiation, prompting Edison to fearfully resign from his research with the curious energies. Sadly, this is often the case with science: people have traditionally had a tendency to leap right in before looking to see if an alligator waits in the swimming pool first. Hopefully, the ongoing experimentation with CERN’s LHC won’t produce such a scaly beast of burden on down the road.
Or to put it more pithily, It's the Quacks that Cause the Quakes
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: chelsealad
I came across this on my Facebook News Feed.
Now, I am probally at a pre-school level of understanding when it comes to this level of science, and the reason for this thread is for you guys to help me understand if there could possibly be a link and would it be worth a lot of my time to get to understand more.
There has to be more to the Collider experiments than what we are lead to believe....or maybe not?
No one knows what the LHC can do. Not even the people running it. So, it is possible. You will see people on this board saying 'it does not do this and can't do this'. I am wondering where their inside information is coming from as the operators of the LHC have had results they didn't expect.
Various extremist groups that unite under an umbrella organization known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or the Pakistani Taliban, have bombed hundreds of schools in the tribal regions and in the Swat Valley.
In 2007, the TTP ruled the area with an iron fist, destroying non-religious schools and setting up independent courts that administered a harsh interpretation of Islamic law.
Taliban militants specifically targeted Yousafzai for her work to encourage women’s education and rights.
Three years ago, Yousafzai won international recognition for writing a blog about her experiences for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In her diary, Yousafzai chronicled life in the Swat Valley under the brutal rule of the Taliban, who carried out public floggings, hung dead bodies in the streets and threatened families that allowed their girls to go to school.