Originally posted by LoneGunMan
I thought the theory of black a hole is that they start feeding. They feed until there is nothing around them to feed anymore. It is too chancy for
too little gain.
Science is not the ultimate truth.
Science does not even fully understand waves and particles and you want them to try and create a mini black hole they do not know for sure exists or
not but they also state they feed and grow until there is nothing to feed off of anymore.
Sounds pretty damn iffy to me.
I would feel more comfortable if they had the container in a rocket ready to offload from the earth in case it went all wrong. Until they an do that
it should be put on hold.[edit on 2-9-2008 by LoneGunMan]
First: Nobody knows anything about black holes except from science. The concept comes right from the math that defines relativity. Science may not be
absolute truth, but if you exclude it here, you LITERALLY KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT.
So, pretty much, you have to take their word on it, or do all the math and experiments yourself. Otherwise, you're cherry picking the parts of
science that agree with your predisposed belief, and you may as well be talking out your butt. if the very people who discovered and told you the very
concept of a black hole is don't think a microscopic one created from a particle accelerator would end the world, that's the only opinion that has
any weight, unless somebody's got better math they can show you.
Seriously, though, black holes do suck in matter through gravitational effects, and gain mass by that. They also (according to more recent
discoveries) loose mass through hawking radiation. The key here, is that black holes have no real electromagnetic interaction. Their interaction with
matter is purely gravitational. Gravity, of course, is by far the weakest force. A micro black hole isn't going to go around sucking up planets
because atoms are almost completely empty space, and a black hole is a singularity, making it take up only a single point in space. one could quite
concieveably travel through the entire planet without hitting a single atom. And it'd take a lot more than a paltry few atoms to give it enough
gravity to actually start sucking in atoms by itself, like how black holes are typically portrayed.
Having only the mass of a few particles plus change in energy, a micro black hole isn't going to go around sucking anything in. A golf ball has
untold trillions of times more mass, and therefore, gravity, than such a micro black hole.
There's also the whole- Any potential black hole would be created by a collision between streams of particles traveling a large fraction of the
speed of light, the chances of anything created by such a collision not having better than a half dozen kilometers per second in residual velocity
being so close to zero that it's ridiculous -thing.
meaning that, since magnetic fields aren't going to hold a black hole in, any micro black hole would just fly right through the earth, tangent to the
beam that spawned it, and fly right out into space, most likely without touching a single particle on the way.