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Originally posted by BaronVonGodzilla
Originally posted by freestonew
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Is this Scientic Journal suggesting that my grandfather is so abhorrent to nature that I must go back in time to kill him? Does it matter that he's already dead?
Pretty big leap there to think that the LHC is being thwarted by future humans, not that it couldn't be true, but I would think Occam's razor would imply that it's just because it's huge and complicated and they haven't built one before. Have you ever seen pictures of it?
Surely you have, and don't you remember how much sheer detail there was? And when you noticed that down there was a tiny man, didn't you have a moment of realization, whoa, this thing is gigantic?
Anyway. I think they will get it right soon, but I think we should not play around with stuff like this.
The potential pay off seems to be nothing but justification or proof that God doesn't exist, which will satisfy nobody, God's flock of sheep will continue to believe and ignore anything that say otherwise, science will still smugly believe in it's superiority, and yet, the potential for sci-fi movie doom seems large enough to case me to say, whoa, hold your horses.
Let's solve world hunger, AIDS, cancer, oil, racism, the problem with the ocean, pollution, hell, we have plenty to do that doesn't require giant sciency doom labs.
Originally posted by djusdjus
I would suggest, at the risk of being correct, that no one, including myself, here at ATS knows anything at all about particle physics and the LHC.
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by fromunclexcommunicate
A black hole is a dead star...a star that died...imploded...and collapsed in on its self. the mass of the star has been squashed in so much that the dead star is so dense and heavy its force of gravity is immense...so immense that NOTHING not even light...can escape its pull...which is why they are called black holes and that you can not actually see them. you can tell where a black hole is however because you can see around the point at which the dead stars gravitational pull is sucking in the light. so you can see where the light is once again strong enough to get away. (also known as the event horizon)