Being crushed into a singularity means no regrets!
But is something like that were to happen, would we even have time for regrets?
Thank you very much for sending me to Wikipedia and subsequently freaking the fuck out.
I'm a teapot I'm a teapot I'm a teapot etc.
Go home, shag your wife :)
Its Hadron Collider. Though your version matches nicely with the rest of your post ;-)
I'm tired. It's not my first Freudian slip with matching bra and panties...
CERN's Hardon Collider
Did you mean Hadron or was that a deliberate (and appropriate) typo? :)
Actually, yes, it was totally deliberate, and nothing to do with being tired, sick, and headachey. I'm a wordsmith, donchaknow?!
My work here is done :D
Even if it does create a black hole, it's more than likely vanish in a puff of Hawking Radiation.
Shhh... Remember the sex...
Whilst I realise it's probably safe I keep wondering what is the last thing invented by each of those civilisations out there that we don't hear from...
At least we'll be unanimously extinct. Except for the folks on the ISS who get to watch the show for a bit longer.
When you think about it, the ISS would be the absolute worst place to be, assuming they get the time to watch everything they know and love destroyed.
Re the atom bomb chain reaction blowing up the planet story, what happened was that Edward Teller (one of main scientists on the project) did some calculations and arrived at the conclusion that it would cause a chain reaction in the atmosphere. The project was halted while his calculations were checked but after some weeks he discovered he had made an error so no one expected the planet to be destroyed on the test day, though Enrico Fermi did take some bets that New Mexico would blow up.
While I am concerned about impoding planets as the next fellow, I well know how theoretical concerns, rival theories and actual disinformation is part and parcel of cutting edge projects like that described. I wish our old chum Steve from the Melb Uni Hitchers club was around to discuss this, he is in fact a nuclear physicist who's worked on stuff like that under discussion. Ironically I last saw him at the "Goodies Live on Stage" evening.
After reading the Wikipedia page I think the main danger will lie in the machines ability to create an enourmous radioactive moth which would pose a major problem for residents in several Japanese cities. Singing Midgets in grass skirts may however be able to negate this hazard.
Some scientists believe that if we can survive the spaghetti effect we could survive and continue as if it never really happened, the theory being that as things are sucked in and compressed into the black hole equally, the air, us, the world around us, will all be squished at the same rate at the same time.
I heard it was actually at the center of the earth, and is why The Bermuda Triangle and The Dragon's Triangle are so into killing people (But really, isn't it because there's just a lot of traffic there?)
If you stick a rod straight through the earth it would go right through the center of both triangles.
I love apocolyptic science. Personally, my hope is that the end of the world is brought on by zombies. Now THAT is an ending I can sink my teeth into.