posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 01:31 PM
If it's any consolation, remember that Nature doesn't allow perpetual machines. No chain reaction goes on forever, not even nuclear fission in a
bomb. It is stopped by "friction" (Actually the Thermodynamic Law of Conservation of Energy). There is a theory that black holes eventually
evaporate, and I believe it, because it makes sense. One important law of the Universe seems to be that everything must change. Nothing goes on
forever without changing.
In the very, very unlikely event that a black hole is created, it would be microscopic and would not last very long. Of course no one knows for sure,
but my gut feeling is that nothing catastrophic will happen. The energy levels in the accelerator are very high, but in very, very tiny areas.
Don't worry, it takes a lot of energy to blow up a planet in one shot!
I would be more concerned about a large asteroid or comet hitting the earth at this point. The issue with an event like that is that it is not a
matter of IF, but a matter of when. Could be tommorow, or millions of years from now.
Fortunately, we are now at the point where we have enough technology to address the asteroid/comet issue, and to do something about it. This is where
we should be spending more money and effort, instead of the ridiculous amount of money spent worldwide on arms, and the insanity of maintaining enough
nuclear weapons to blow ourselves up many times over.
Another issue which should be of more immediate concern is the melting of the polar caps - too late to stop it now. Again, it's not if, it's when.
We should be preparing right now to gradually relocate people from low lying coastal areas with as little disruption to their lives as possible. It
may take 50 years, but as the caps melt, one day there will be a storm or hurricane, and certain areas will permanenty flood like never before. If
we're lucky, it will happen gradually. There is still time to save lives.
How many doomsday predictions have come and gone? Remember the year 2000? The planetary alignment? If you get hit by a truck tommorow, it's the end
of the world "for you", so why constantly worry about "the end of the world"? Enjoy your life, let positive energy "in", go outside, take up a
hobby, be happy, give somebody a hug, don't watch or read the news every single day, treat yourself once to a massage, tell someone you love them,
take a long bath instead of a shower, vote, be active in community and global affairs, and hope for the best.
As a species, somehow we've managed to survive two World Wars, plagues, droughts, pestilences, etc. This does not mean that we are invincible (far
from it), but I believe that it is not healthy to be too pessimistic. If we all work hard and try to work together, I think that with a little luck we