posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 12:07 PM
reply to post by buddhasystem
Remember that particles are held together by one of the universes greatest forces. This experiment has been done before at CERN amongst other places,
and the advances in terms of technology spin offs has been amazing. However those were done at lower energies so the release at the macro scale could
be easily absorbed.
The higher energies used for the LHC experiment has too many unknowns for complete confidence in terms of safety. Eg, the smashing of the particle at
this higher energy could release a force that we havent seen before. The force that hold these particles together is akin to a very large, huge,
spring that has been compressed right down into the size of a particle. At lower energies total release of this energy doesnt occur, but at higher
energies it may, and i don want to be around if that spring pops up!
Also there is the risk of the experiment creating a strangelet. Dont want that either! Not to mention the black hole issue!
It may be something, it may be nothing, and if they do produce exciting results i will applaude with everyone else. But the saftey issues cannot be
ignored, and many are justfiably concerned up to the point of trying to take legal steps to stop it, and these guys were physicists too!
And as for that absorbtion, what if the magnets fail as they did recently? The system is fallable.