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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Google bait: Collider has secretly opened a black hole

A friend of mine suggested that I use my internet powers to start a baseless rumor, just to see what happens. So here goes: The Large Hadron Collider project is being terminated permanently because in its initial power-up phase, it already began a small black hole that will grow steadily but uncontrollably until it destroys the entire earth.

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The men in the black helocopters will be landing in your backyard in


Given that we'll all just pop out in an alternate parallel universe, nobody will even realize it happened anyway. Happens all the time. Deja Vu.

I've been following this possibility on Coast to Coast radio late at night and one of the misconceptions is that we'd be able to tell right away. In other words, it really might have made a black hole and we don't know about it yet.
They even described how it would slowly grow over 4 years until we start feeling a lot of rumbling just before the earth was swallowed.
Have a nice day!

it would slowly grow over 4 years until we start feeling a lot of rumbling

You mean the thing can make chili?

We may pop out in an alternate parallel universe however everything may be in reverse. That's scary.

Would be more effective if you removed the "Google Bait" from the headline.

We may pop out in an alternate parallel universe however everything may be in reverse. That's scary.

Would that mean Al Gore was POTUS, 9/11 never happened and the DOW would be at 18,000?

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This is a perfect post for me because not understanding physics is one of my hobbies. I just wish I had known back in school how much B.S.-ing you could get away with.

One theoretical physicist - which just means that theoretically, he's a physicist - wrote that time doesn't exist. This was after a long study involving all kinds of funding. His conclusion? Time is just a series of "nows".

I'm not kidding. I could have worked in that field with slinging like that. His slinging definitely attained escape velocity.

My theory has never been proven wrong and it's simple:
The real story is always more amazing than anyone thought. I have listened to Stephen Hawking talk about String Theory and lots of other dimensions. Using a voice box, he described our universe as a stretched balloon or the shadows of a campfire flickering on the roof of a cave. Okay.

Just today I read about dark flow. Scientists have located clusters of galaxies that are moving uniformly in a direction that doesn't make sense. Here's the money line: They say the force pulling them is from outside the known universe. God, is that you?

Speaking of God, these scientists are definitely playing God with this collider in that the ratio of what could go wrong to the benefits of what they're trying to learn approaches infinity.

Making a starter black hole is a real concern and it already could have happened.

I say scrap it, and use it as a set in the next Austin Powers movie.

If anybody is interested, this is easy to digest, and only one of many sources of layman information on the LHC:


Gaining an understanding of physics is actually very rewarding. And I'm not B.S.- ing

My understanding of black holes is that they're created when a star collapses and the mass overwhelms the atomic structure.
This link discusses the particle collisions happening all the time in the universe and concedes micro black holes could form but will quickly self-destruct. But are the conditions in this collider
the same as in the universe in general as they fire these beams at each other in head-on collisions in a magnetic field. Maybe.
The article mentions that they actually hope to see some of the signs of micro black holes self-destructing, so it's not like they're saying this thing won't create them.
Hey, I'm willing to take some chances in the name of science, but I think these were fair concerns to have, in case something went wrong.
By the way, the collider is down for repairs until Spring because something went wrong.

"...something went wrong"

Houston, we've got a problem.

It has long been my contention the only logical explanation for why the leaders of the world (and of the United States economy) have let matters deteriorate to the point of self-destructive chaos is because they know an asteroid is going to destroy the planet anyway.
And, lo and behold, there it was on page eighteen of the NY Post a few months ago:
An asteroid capable of destroying the Earth has a 45,000 to one shot of hitting us in April 2036.
Stuck on page eighteen in the New York Post gave the story great credibility because, as every New Yorker knows, if it were total BS it would have appeared on Page One.
Then, this morning I found this link:


which is talking about odds of 5,500 to 1. Though, it also brought the comforting news that we should know for sure by 2029 whaz up with that.

You know if the end comes with us owing 10 to 20 trillion dollars that would be SWEET!

I thought I had been living in a black hole/alternative universe for the last 8 years!

> They say the force pulling them is
> from outside the known universe.

No. They think the force pulling them is mass in our universe but beyond where we can see. We can only see back about 15 billion light-years (the age of the universe), but because the universe expanded very quickly in the beginning, exponentially ("inflation"), there is much more beyond our viewing horizon.

Thanks, that's a classic example of me misreading something. I see: the observable universe is limited by how long it's been since it started. We can't see the parts that are farther away than those light years can travel. Thanks for the correction.

Now I wonder what is so big that giant clusters of galaxies are being drawn to it? I can't imagine it being a black hole. Maybe it's a portal to somewhere else.

OK, HG Wells Jr., didn't that War of the Worlds radio show teach you anything?

More better....


All I know about the collider, is it's dangerous to cross the beams. I learned that from Ghostbusters.

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