Mar 292008
 

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?)

  4 Responses to “Trying to prevent a black hole from swallowing the Earth”

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

    http://www.librarything.com/work/113147/book/24830001

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