"A British physicist has claimed he can explain the secrets of the Big Bang Theory, but his controversial experiment has scientists believing he could bring about the end of the world, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported."
I don't buy it, according to the Mayans, the end won't come until 2012. LOL
...and I feel fine"-Michael Stipe
Uh, not scientists believing it. Just lunatics who call themselves scientists, quoted by journalists who don't believe in vetting their sources.
I think this falls under the same heading as the fears of igniting the Earth's atmosphere and burning the planet to a crisp before the first atomic bomb tests.Scientists can't really prove that it will end the world, but they can't exactly prove with certainty that it won't either. They just know that it is a very, very small possibility.
The question of safety has to be asked but I dislike the sensational approach in the media. Jeez, would it kill them to use a less reactionary headline?
nyk, heh. If this experiment does result in an earth eating black hole , David Brin will have prophesied via fiction!Allen, someday, on some foggy mountaintop after a hellish ascent some incredibly old and bearded sage will enlighten me as to what the flying hell Stipe was thinking before collaborating with the B-52's on "Shiny Happy People."
dick, let's hope so! Personally the whole deal is less than comfortable. No doubt research into the origins of the universe are important, but how important?arherring, yes I suspect you're right. Additionally, now that I've given this something more than offhanded thought, I suspect we'll be seeing more scenarios like this as technology and human knowledge continue to improve. girl spy, sensationalism sells! See Nancy Grace for details. :)
Hey, all for sensationalism so as it doesn't entirely serve to stir up the crackpot gumbo of those who believe dinosaurs were pets for humans. :}
Well, damn it! If it's the end of the world, then I don't need to know what the "the big bang" is, I need to indulge in it.
I can report on being the first victim of this gizmo: a black hole has developed in my wallet.
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