Dudes Sue the Large Hadron Collider to Stop Total World Annihilation

We posted about the dangers of the Large Hadron Collider before (how dangerous? Like opening a tiny blackhole on Earth).

Now, some guys are suing CERN to stop the project:

The world’s physicists have spent 14 years and $8 billion building the Large Hadron Collider, in which the colliding protons will recreate energies and conditions last seen a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. Researchers will sift the debris from these primordial recreations for clues to the nature of mass and new forces and symmetries of nature.

But Walter L. Wagner and Luis Sancho contend that scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, have played down the chances that the collider could produce, among other horrors, a tiny black hole, which, they say, could eat the Earth. Or it could spit out something called a “strangelet” that would convert our planet to a shrunken dense dead lump of something called “strange matter.” Their suit also says CERN has failed to provide an environmental impact statement as required under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Although it sounds bizarre, the case touches on a serious issue that has bothered scholars and scientists in recent years — namely how to estimate the risk of new groundbreaking experiments and who gets to decide whether or not to go ahead.

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I think there are no reason to care about end of the world. The maximum what can happen its complite annihilation of France and Switzerland and global Ice Age after it!

For security reason I suggest to the civilians in the location of this machine to leave this place at time of experiment, and the people who do this experiments to warn those people before machine start to go on full power - for them to pray!

And this will never happen, because its stupid as a fact... Live such long time by creating such long history of human race and to reach the final step its destroying of all(except of correcting), for Nova World!??? I think God have a lot of places in his\she's hands to create New Worlds, or you think we dont like them because a lot of p0rn in internet!? OK... For example, the God is hate the p0rno, but why he is create them?

K.O. Have Nice Day, France and Switzerland! ;-)
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Just don't let the thing loose on 12/21/2012. That would be BAD.

Micro black holes are theoretical, so why is everyone scared of them?
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Hey if you are against this, sign the petition,
http://www.petitiononline.com/stopLHC/petition.html

We must do something to stop this, we have the right to say no! I love my planet, I don’t want to take a risk we are not sure of just for our own curiosity!

I love science, I’m not one of those people who doesn’t believe in science or anything, but I don’t agree with putting our planet at risk this way and messing with nature….we never know the consequences.
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CERNs web site states that we have not been destroyed by effects of cosmic rays and micro black holes will evaporate.

However, cosmic rays travel too fast to be captured by Earths gravity, while collider particles smash head on and can be captured by Earths gravity. Einsteins relativity theory predicts that micro black holes will not decay but instead only grow, and Hawking Radiation contradicts relativity, is unproven and is credibly disputed by at least 3 peer reviewed studies.

The LHC Safety Assessment Group has been trying for months to prove safety without success. However science may still be a few years away from being able to prove safety or not.

Professor Dr. Otto E. Roessler, Theorist Dr. Raj Baldev and others are warning of a very real, very possible, very present danger to the planet from the Large Hadron Collider.

If this experiment is so safe, why arent CERN scientists allowed to express any personal fears they might have about this Collider?

Alleged in the legal action: Chief Scientific Officer, Mr. Engelen passed an internal memorandum to workers at CERN, asking them, regardless of personal opinion, to affirm in all interviews that there were no risks involved in the experiments, changing the previous assertion of minimal risk. (Statisticians generally consider minimal risk as 1-10%).

If we delay for a safety study, some scientists at CERN may not be the first to discover some new science, and some Nobel prizes may be at stake.
But which would more wise, conduct a full and independent adversarial safety study first, or just turn it on now and discover science as quickly as humanly possible?

JTankers
LHCConcerns.com
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My concerns do not necessarily pertain to the creation of the Black Hole itself... as said previously, miniature black-holes are common practice around our Atmosphere...

What does scare the living crap out of me is the fact that we have never dealt with conditions similiar to these... after all, the heat generated will be 100 00 times hotter than the core of the sun... even at temperatures close to 1.9 degrees Kelvin, (which is how much this unit will be cooled)... I don't think we can honestly say that it's "safe" to create these conditions. I am all for scientific progress, but I'm sure that's the same way Einstein felt when he split the Atom the first time... but then again, all that did was cause devastation on a global scale (and give us a whole new range of weapons and other uncontrollable conditions to be afraid of)...

Just a thought...
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