Trying to prevent a black hole from swallowing the Earth

In court. The good news is, if the Large Hadron Collider does create a black hole that wipes out the planet, it’s not like any of us will know about it. (I assume it would happen sorta quick. No?)

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  1. The Dan
    Posted March 29, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    When they rename it the Annihilatrix, then I’ll start worrying.


  2. Christy
    Posted March 29, 2008 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    My favorite line is, ‘ “There is some minuscule probability, he said, “the Large Hadron Collider might make dragons that might eat us up.” ‘


  3. Posted March 29, 2008 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    No. It would first drop through the planet, then oscillate back and forth through the core, swallowing material. Eventually it would end up in the core, slowly devouring the planet. You’re talking months, maybe years of massive worldwide earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, etc. A really, really Bad Thing.


  4. Posted March 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Have you ever read “Flashforward” by Robert Sawyer? It’s excellent and a propos.


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