posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 11:03 PM
The video ends with a collision of proton packets where each particle wields 14 TeV of energy. Can these quite energetic collisions produce exotic
particles that would redefine planet Earth?
According to what is expected to take place inside LHC, none of the produced stuff is dangerous, but even the CERN physicist do not exclude the
possibility that the collisions will produce stranglets, such as the "mini black holes." that make up the LHC controversy. So if these critters show
up, what will happen?
Here is an answer from MIT:
arxiv.org...
But the chances that a catastrophe will take place due to the unexpected are impossible to compute, because the parameter called "the unexpected"
renders any computation technique useless. That means, one would have to define "the unexpected" and compute the chances that LHC will produce
strangelets that the Standard Model knows nothing about. That means "the unexpected" is a function of the level of confidence that the Standard
Model describes the realities. And that means, one would have to measure the difference between the fact and the theory to make the equation work.
Since the fact is not known (doh), F - T => Level of Confidence doesn't work, and the chances that a catastrophe due to the unexpected will take
place cannot be enumerated.
But if the chances that something bad will happen cannot be computed, the chances that something good will happen may be. Just find the chance that
G = r
and the chance that
GLUA = true
and multiply both expressions.
(G = r) * (GLUA = true) = chances that nothing bad will happen.
The chances that G = r, or that God = real, are between 1:6 to 1:20 by belief, and the chances that God Loves Us All = true is not determined yet and
is given by the result coming from LHC. If nothing bad happens, then GLUA = true can be set to more than zero. But if nothing bad will happen, then
the computation of (G = r) * (GLUA = true) is redundant, and possibly left to be crunched by the theologists.