Wasn't there also "the sky falls down"?
Wasn't there also "the sky falls down"?
It's Sept. 10 already and it's raining very hard here... could it be the sign???
Definitely. Rain is a clear sign of an air humidity of more than 100% in the lower atmosphere.
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Well either the world has ended and we have all been sucked into the blackhole that replaced the Earth a short while ago OR there were problems with the equipment and it didn't form the blackhole like it was supposed to OR there was never any danger in the first place.
If the first of these is the case then now that we are all dead there shouldn't be any problem in our all reaching a billion billion billion posts on SitePoint so the developers had better start thinking about expanding some of the fields some time in the next millennium or so.
One of the most exciting physics experiments of all time.
The speculators fail to understand the fundamentals of what its doing.
Lol I was waiting for this. However, I too was scared a bit since I don't know much about what the scientists were upto or how they are doing what they are doing.
Now I am also waiting for the big day when the real experiments will start takes place. I hear, that would be in october first week or so...
This would perhaps be another big step in mankinds history as it tries to uncover many of the natures secert.
I think the good news is that everything looks exactly the same in the blackhole from what I can tell here. The big bang experiment is still to come so there may be another chance for catastrophy later on today
Oh btw, when they were showing the control rooms, I saw Windows. How about that? One BOD here and there and you would've had a chance to infact have a nice end of the world after all
As I know nothing about what they are doing scientifically, I'm not sure what will happen. But messing with Mother Nature is never a sure bet of any kind. They are venturing into a realm that they have not explored to this level before and I have a gut feeling that something is going to tip the balance somewhere. Too many ifs that need to be looked at before doing something like this. Science is not exact.
Science was a LOT less exact when they first traveled the seas, when they discovered America, etc. It was then when they could "tip the balance" and cause many harm (which they did) - for thousands of years it was pure trial and error.
Where the science is now and the fact that they are able to construct such remarkable devices is alone to tell how precise it is and how safe we are that ever before.
It is funny how people when encountered with something they don't know, run and scream and clam doomsday and what not. Instead, how about read up some, watch videos, there is enough information explaining the ideas, theory, results, risks, tests, conclusions to give even the biggest sceptics a calm sleep.
He said 'speculators' not spectatorsOriginally Posted by php_deamon
I heard they're not actually going to start colliding the protons until tomorrow morning so 15 more hours to live
Science is fascinating!
How they manage to fire something two things, each approximately the size of a femtometer (0.000000000001mm) round a 17km circular tube over 11,000 times per second - and crash them together to recreate the first stages of the Big Bang, simply to find the Higgs particle to solve the incompatibility of the science of the big and the science of the small!
This is the kind of thing that makes me want to study Quantum Physics in university.
"Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel;
Sometimes its enough to make that wheel more rounded"-Molona
Oi! Dyslexia. Secret shame.
Yes, I was hoping they would but that wasn't on the plans, they have launched two beams and had them run full circles, a huge event that it was successful already.
The chief of the Village only had one fear "that the sky would fall on his head tomorrow"
Of course, I know that I am one of the few that read these comics but I couldn't help but think of them when you mentioned it.