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Originally posted by chanel
Physicists using Europe's Large Hadron Collider say they haven't seen any microscopic black holes yet — and perhaps they never will. The most they can say right now is that if they exist, the exotic objects would have to have a mass of more than 3.5 trillion electron volts.
Some flavors of string theory have suggested that micro-black holes could be created at the LHC if the universe has "rolled-up" dimensions in addition to the three space dimensions plus time with which we're familiar. In such a universe, the force of gravity might become dramatically stronger at very small distances, and colliding particles occasionally could create an energy density large enough to produce a black hole for just an instant of time.
No, no black holes Is a good thing for us as a species. There's a reason that they occur in outer space and not on our Earth, its because they consume everything that gets in their path. I seriously doubt that the metal confines of any structure could hold back a black hole should CERN be able to create one. There's some reason that they haven't been able to yet. Something's stopping them, who knows what or from where. Another time or maybe another dimension that can see into ours. There have been too many random stalls on certain programs. Lest us not forget the piece of baguette or the loose screw? Too many weird coincidences. I wish that the public knew about them all.
Originally posted by predator0187
Do you really think the particle physicists at CERN would risk theirs and their families lives if they thought it was a possibility?
The answer is no.
Originally posted by Nutella
reply to post by zcflint05
There also isn't any proof that something catastrophic won't happen. Is there?
Don't preach from a pulpit that has no foundation.
Originally posted by XPLodER
reply to post by predator0187
i would like to ask a question
if the partical guys and string guys really thought using maths they would see a micro black hole by now
woundnt that mean some of the presumptions that are used are flawed
the second question i have relates to energy/mass equations and the theory that at some point
if the predicated theory is inncorect we could rather than create a black hole