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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:01 pm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=325&objectid=10400645

Apparently these guys are trying to re-create the Big Bang (on a smaller scale).
They're hoping to create little Black Holes or find other dimensions as well.
They estimate the possibility of accidentally destroying the planet as extremely low.

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Postby xander » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:13 pm

Cool. Hopefully they don't blow up the world before Defcon comes out :)

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Postby W31RD0 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:13 pm

* The risk is calculated at about 10 to the minus 40 - a 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance.


that's alot of zeroes.
personally, even though the risk of destroying the planet is very small, I'm not so happy about it. If the planet would be destroyed, then how are they gonna explain it? If there would be anyone left, to explain it to. And what would happen to the universe, if Earth disappeared? Damn, that thing raises way too many questions for my tiny head.
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Postby Babylon5 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:39 pm

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Postby Montyphy » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:36 pm

I hope they don't destory the planet, it's where I keep all my stuff.
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Postby W31RD0 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:39 pm

Montyphy wrote:I hope they don't desotry the planet, it's where I keep all my stuff.

well, as long as they don't take Mars with them, then it's alright.
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Postby maed » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:40 pm

I would love to see the faces of the scientists, just as they realize that they just have brought about the end of all being. Now that would be funny :wink:


Although I do hope they don't. No better place to buy good beer than good old czech republic on the earth.
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Postby estel » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:05 pm

Their work is genuinely interesting and exciting stuff. I wish that I could be there for its opening (though I was under the impression that the LHC wasn't going to start operations until 2008)
The chance of "destroying the planet" is so ludicrously low that they really needn't mention it.
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Postby W31RD0 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:06 pm

Sylph-DS wrote:"the three dimensions known to mankind"

hold on a minute...

There's X, Y, Z and time. That's 4 damnit.

and the probability dimension. that's 5. (got it from another thread)

estel wrote:The chance of "destroying the planet" is so ludicrously low that they really needn't mention it.

well, the problem is, they did! Got me all spooked up.
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Postby Aaargh » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:19 pm

W31RD0 wrote:
Sylph-DS wrote:"the three dimensions known to mankind"

hold on a minute...

There's X, Y, Z and time. That's 4 damnit.

and the probability dimension. that's 5. (got it from another thread)


There is no such thing as a fifth dimension. :x
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Postby W31RD0 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:44 pm

hey, I didn't make it up. saw it on some other thread, but can't remember which one.
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:01 pm

W31RD0 wrote:hey, I didn't make it up. saw it on some other thread, but can't remember which one.
That post you can't think of was referencing the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. :P
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Postby W31RD0 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:10 pm

xyzyxx wrote:
W31RD0 wrote:hey, I didn't make it up. saw it on some other thread, but can't remember which one.
That post you can't think of was referencing the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. :P


you might be right about that one. was something with Douglas Adams and "Mostly Harmless"
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