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Originally posted by googolplex
If they do create something, it won't be black hole only something that acts like black hole for a very short time period.
If it were to try and become larger black hole simulacrum, it would evaporate into Hawkings Rays before it could expand.
If you don't believe me ask Hawkings.
Hawking changes his mind about black holes
Physicist plans to pay up on long-standing bet.
The eminent physicist Stephen Hawking has conceded that information can escape from black holes after all. The idea has been gaining popularity with physicists for some time, but the fact that Hawking, a pioneer of black-hole theory in the 1970s, has finally accepted it is something of a watershed.
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Hey there 'T.A',
Just gave you a star for being a voice of reason and common sense !
Ok, so positive results from this experiment might advance our knowledge of physics 'IF' it's successful and everything goes to plan but if there is an element of uncertainty ... then surely they should hold back until they actually understand what they are doing and eliminate any potential risks.
And if these risks hold the remotest possibility of destroying our planet and her inhabitants (us), then shouldn't we have some say in whether or not we are willing to take that risk ?
How / why do a bunch of 'white-coats' get to make that decision on behalf of the worlds population ... however great the benefits might be 'IF' it's successful ?
Originally posted by optimus primal
edit to add: there's incredibly small risk in a lot of experiments that are done in labs small and large the world over all day every day. it's attitudes like yours that preceded the dark ages... don't wig out so much over what amounts to nothing.
Originally posted by gormly
Originally posted by treemanx
Originally posted by questioningall
I agree with you completely, I have thought the same thing.
What gives them the right to play God?
They have no right, they will not be learning anything miraculous.
For those that dont know what this experiment does, for what could be gained from studying it, here it is-
The basic theory is this: Lets say that you wanted to know how a pocket watch worked. But you didnt have the ability to understand its complexity of construction. The LHC will basically smash the pocket watch at extremely high speed, and video tape it blowing apart. Scientists will then review the video, to see how the watch came apart, then rewind it to see how it came back together.
[edit on 28-1-2009 by treemanx]
treemanx, That was AWESOME! One of the best analogies I have ever read, thank you.
Oh and questioningall.. you have ZERO credibility bro after your "earthquake" BS. Just be glad I left you alone after I realized talking to you was a complete waste of time... you are a true doomer.
We conclude that ... the growth of black holes to catastrophic size does not seem possible. Nonetheless, it remains true that the expected decay times are much longer (and possibly >> 1 second) than is typically predicted by other models," the three state in a brief paper posted at the scientific discussion Web site ArXiv.org.
Originally posted by derfreebie
It doesn't matter how young or how smart we are, just how ignorant.
I've yet to see a mathematical matrix accurately predict an exact result.
That's why they call it statistics, and Benjamin Disraeli was no fool. Cheers