I found this article yesterday on Yahoo, but it vanished just as fast as it had appeared, I was hoping it would be posted on ATS, and to be honest was
surprised I couldn’t find it in the search page.
This Experiment to try and discover what happened right after the Big Bang, and as several Scientists have said find the God particle (which disturbed
me some) some things are better left alone, the Experiment came to an abrupt stop at the end of last year 2008, after a major failure involving a
leak, prevented the warm up process from continuing, many sighed with relief, others were disappointed, myself I was hoping it was just a way of
saving face after a realisation that perhaps more data was needed before commencement of such a World changing Research Project, alas I was
disappointed, it was just a small hope after all.
Article from before last
years switch on
Engineers have finished the major work of fixing the broken "Big Bang" machine, the largest scientific instrument ever built. The last of 53
replacement magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been lowered into the 16-mile tunnel straddling the Swiss-French border which houses the
machine. Scientists said they were on track to re-start the particle accelerator in the autumn.
There had been challenges made in court to have the Experiment stopped, the reason given was that some thought the research could firstly allow a
Black Holes to form, and these Black Holes could travel to the Earths centre, and well the next part is unimaginable IMO, secondly there was a fear
that it could tear a hole in the fabric of Space itself, resulting in the destruction of the Universe itself, there were concerns all over the World
that to allow this machine to even be switched on was a mistake, and fear began to spread.
rt rejects protest against cern
The machine went into a warm up stage in September, and was stopped after serious malfunctions began to appear, the time the Collider was out of
service should IMO have been used for an International Conference, which could have been used for both sides of the argument to present their data,
and a Neutral panel could have made a decision on all data provided, again this was not done, I’m sure it would have been proposed, but how
seriously those proposals would have been accepted is now evident as no panel or conference was set up.
I know this argument has been gone over and over and over here on ATS, this is a different time, in a World which is full of problems for everyone, a
vastly different World than we had back in September 2008, is now the time for this Research to recommence? We all have differing opinions on that
This subject is about to rear its head once again, and indeed the Experiment looks likely to continue later this year, as the news comes out about the
repair and the recommencement of the research, is there any more evidence that has come to light that would change the minds of those running this
project, the cost was insane in the first place and the cost has risen and will keep rising, can the World even afford this right now?
Are the fears of what could happen really founded on facts, or is it again just scaremongering by uninformed Scientists, my personal thoughts are that
there needs to be more of a debate on the dangers surrounding the possible dangers posed by this machine, after all is said and done, it will be too
late once the unthinkable occurs, as far as I am aware, nothing could stop such a disaster if the unimaginable happens.
Please share your opinions be they concern or excitement, it would be great if we could do this with respect, no matter what the opinion for or
Thank you for reading.
Official CERN Website
[edit on 5/5/2009 by azzllin]